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My Crazy Life

Have  you seen the price of Christmas Tree Skirts lately?  I was shocked to find the really cute ones going for $50 to $700 online.

I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised, I had gotten the ones I have at the Neiman Marcus after Christmas sales over 10 years ago and probably spent a paycheck on it, I just don’t remember.
You can still buy some online for under $20, but they’re pretty simple, not like the appliqued or ruffled ones I’ve seen on Pinterest and Etsy.

Years ago I’d cross-stitched a really cute tree skirt, it took me a long time to make.   I had it for years hoping it would become a family heirloom.  Unfortunately about 10 years ago our storage locker was invaded by rats who apparently loved munching on my tree skirt along with the stockings I’d lovingly embroidered for my kids.  I was heartbroken.  I refused to make new ones, hence my purchases from Neiman’s.

A couple of years ago when my third grandson, Jett, was born my daughter asked me to make him a Christmas stocking just like the ones she remembers she had when she was small, the one shredded beyond recognition by the rats.  Of course I couldn’t refuse and made stockings for him and my two other grandsons.  I’m currently working on replacing my kids’ stockings and making new ones for their spouses and my twin grandbabies, they should be done within the next couple of years or so.
And this year I’m considering making a new tress skirt as well, I’m sure I’ll end up making 4 eventually, one for me and 3 more for my kids.

I’ve been looking online for some ideas and patterns and have come across many.  Here are some of my favorites.  I thought I’d share them, the ones here include free patterns and instructions so that you can make them if you like.  There’s nothing better than making your own Christmas decor, it’s not only more economical, it’s more  personalized and will sure to become a cherished family heirloom.

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Country Woman

This crocheted skirt from Country Woman is easy enough to make even for beginners.  It uses a shell stitch which it has instructions for.

Click here for pattern!

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My Crazy Life

I love this ruffled skirt from My Crazy Life, it’s so romantic! I love it in this color, but I can easily picture it in any color, perhaps rose for a vintage look, teal for a more contemporary feel, or even burlap for a county chic look.  I specially love the fact that it’s no sew!  Yes these layers of ruffles are glued on!

Click here for instructions!

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A Little Gray

Here’s a fun appliqued skirt from A Little Gray.  This one requires some basic knowledge of quilting, sewing, and applique.  It includes a supply list as well as a tutorial.

Click here to make this one!

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11 Magnolia Lane

Here’s another no-sew ruffled skirt from 11 Magnolia Lane.
This one uses a round table cloth, you may not even need to buy a new one if you have an old one in your linen closet.

Click here for instructions.

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Live Love DIY

This Ivory skirt from Live Love DIY looks so elegant it’s hard to believe it cost less than $10 to make!  It’s made of felt and doesn’t require sewing.  My kind of project!

Click here to make this skirt!

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DIY Showoff

If you’re looking for a more modern look this no-sew ruffled ombre skirt by DIY Showoff is the thing for you.  I’m sure it will look great in any color combination, but I love this blue/aqua one, reminds me of the ocean and mermaids!

Click here for instructions!

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Do It Yourself Divas

Guess I’m all into ruffles this year, but I just love this burlap and lace ruffled skirt from Do It Yourself Divas!  It does involve sewing, but it’s so cute I may just try it.

Click here for tutorial!

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Sew 4 Home

This cheerful patchwork quilt by Sew4Home requires a sewing machine and basic sewing skills.  The step-by-step tutorial should be easy enough to follow even for beginners!

Click here for tutorial!

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Little Red Window

This stenciled snowflake skirt from Little  Red Window requires sewing skills for the skirt.  The flakes are painted on using stencils.  If you don’t know how to sew or don’t have a sewing machine I’m pretty sure you can make this using one of the no-sew techniques above and stencil on the flakes.

Click here for instructions!

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Country Woman 

This cute crocheted table  top tree skirt from Country Woman can be a one day project. it uses basic crochet stitches easy enough for beginner.  The ribbon makes it super dainty.

Click here for pattern!

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Courtesy of Red Heart

 

Here’s another crocheted tree skirt from Red Heart, it’s made with granny squares.  It’s very easy specially for beginners.  You can make the squares in any color combination!

Click here for pattern!

These tree skirts should give you the basic idea instructions for making your own skirt.  You can make it special by using your favorite colors and materials.  Whichever one you choose to make I’m sure it will be beautiful and will turn into a cherished family heirloom!