Hi everyone and Happy Thursday!! Last week, the kids convinced me to put up our Christmas tree before we left for our 5 day Thanksgiving celebration. After we go back, I’ve slowly started to pull more Christmas decorations out for the rest of the house. So, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, minus the snow of course. We haven’t seen any of that yet!
How about you? Is your home beginning to look a lot like Christmas?
While we were celebrating Thanksgiving my mom and sister asked me to help make them a tree skirt, similar to the one I made last year, and that was published in this month’s Simply Handmade magazine.
So, we went to Joann’s to pick out fabric while it was still on a great sale from Black Friday weekend! SCORE!! Plus, we each had a 60% off coupon–perfect, since both my sister and mom needed a heavy-duty glue gun for this project! Oh, I also picked up fabric to make my little brother a tree skirt. He has requested an Ohio State tree skirt…that isn’t too girly- lol! I am not sure how I am going to do it yet, but I am sure I will figure something out!
(Ps. Did you hear that Ohio State was undefeated this year? They had me a little nervous during their most important game against Michigan…but, they pulled it off!)
Okay, back to the No-Sew Ruffled Tree Skirts- My mom chose a country-ish cookie cutter fabric pattern, along with red burlap.
I like how it turned out! I am LOVING the texture the burlap gives it–and burlap is so HOT right now!
My sister chose a Christmas green polka dot pattern and tan burlap. Loving this one too-especially since it’s with the green! Looks like she already has Christmas presents wrapped too—what do you want to bet those are for her niece and nephew 😉
My mom, sister and I all have these ceramic trees, that sit atop a base that lights up. We grew up with one, but in 2007 it was lost in the Cedar Rapid flood, along with many other things. I looked long and hard to find one to replace it- for my mom that Christmas. They aren’t very easy to come by, and I luckily came across one on Craigslist. My mom, bought one for the the girls in the years to come. And, now they will be a traditional decoration in our homes.
Anyway, my sister took a small piece of leftover drop cloth and burlap and made a little tree skirt for her ceramic tree. Cute, right?
Today I will be working on the “Ohio State” skirt- and then everyone will have handmade tree skirts for years to come-
So tell me, is there a special decoration you put up every year? What about your tree skirt, what does it look like?