Christmas Tree Skirt AND 12 Days of Christmas Give Away!!
Hi all! Do you want to celebrate Christmas with me?! Come party with me for the next 12 days. It is easy to play along. Just leave a comment on my blog and I will pick a winner every day for the next 12 days. The prizes will be small, but it is just my way of spreading a little Christmas cheer and thank you all for sharing your kindness with me. I will try to include some crafty Christmas items with you each day...but if not, I will still be doing a give away post so check in every day! On this first day of Christmas I share with you my Christmas tree skirt. I made this over the weekend and had sooooo much fun doing it. I had an old plastic one (that I'm pretty sure I've never used and not quite sure why I had it) that I used for a pattern. I had a red sheet that I wasn't using that I used for the base. I had an old white sheet that I used for the bottom ruffle. I cut 2 10 inch strips lengthwise from the sheet and folded them in half to create a 5 inch ruffle. I ironed them in place and then ran a basting stitch along the top and gathered to form ruffle. I stitched them onto the red base. I then used 1 yd. of the red and white striped fabric and the green and white polka dot fabric. Both were 30 inch wide and I cut 6 5 inch strips of each of them. Folded them in half to create 2 /12 inch ruffles. I just gathered them with my fingers and hot glued them in place. I then used red ruffled binding for the next layer hot gluing that in place...followed by the large rick rack. I added the flowers I created from the white sheet and the green and white polka dot bow for some final touches. I really love the way it turned out. I'm sorry I didn't make a photo tutorial for it, but I was just winging this and creating as I went and didn't stop and take photos. I hope my explanation gives you a decent idea of how I made it. If you have any questions let me know. Have a FAB day!!! Enjoy the season! HUGS, Cheryl
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley