22 Sunday Nov 2015
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As most of you know I absolutely love Burlap and have incorporated burlap into my Christmas decor for several years now. I try to add at least one new “rustic” element to my Christmas decor each year. Last year I made several Rustic Garlands and Swags and the year before I made Rustic Pom Ornaments, Burlap Stockings and Burlap Christmas Trees. This year I’m adding a DIY Burlap and Lace Christmas Tree Skirt. I have been wanting to make one of these for the past 3 years but never got around to it, so I’m super excited to see how it’s going to look with all of my other burlap, twine and linen Christmas decor.
If you’re planning to incorporate burlap into your Christmas decor this year and are looking for DIY Burlap Christmas projects this is a very easy project. If you were to buy a Burlap and Lace Christmas Tree Skirt similar to this one you could easily pay between $100-$150.
So…..Burlap lovers are you ready to get started?
DIY Burlap and Lace Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial
Here is what you need:
- Burlap – approximately 25 yards (I purchased 3 10 yard rolls)
- 5″ Ruffled Lace Trim – approximately 8 yards
- Christmas Tree Skirt – I purchased a felt skirt at the dollar tree
- Nautical Rope
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Ruffle your burlap. To do this you need to lay your burlap out flat (you just need to lay out about 1 foot to begin with) and then go down a few rows (i usually go down about 3 or 4 rows) and select a thread line to use to gather your burlap.
Step 2: Pull on that thread gently to slide your material in small waves/folds. Then gently pull the gathered material down towards the other end of your burlap.
Step 3: When all of your material has been “gathered” to the length you want use your hot glue gun to glue the thread on both ends in place and then fold the end over and glue it to ensure your material doesn’t come un-ruffled
Step 4: Glue your burlap ruffle along the bottom of the tree skirt
Step 5: Glue your lace onto the tree skirt above the burlap ruffle
Step 6: Continue doing this until you get to the top of the tree skirt. The last piece will be the lace. I glued mine so the lace went above the actual edge of the tree skirt, I liked the way it looked.
Step 7: Cut 3 pieces of rope approximately 24″ long. Tie both ends of each piece of rope into a knot and cut the extra material off so the knot is at the very end of the rope
Step 8: Fold one piece of rope in half and cut it.
Step 9: Glue one side of the rope right under the edge of the left bottom ruffle
Do the same for the right side. This is how you tie your tree skirt together
Step 10: Repeat the steps above until you have 3 sets of rope ties. It will look like this when you are finished.
Step 11: Take a thick piece of rope and glue it along the inside edge of the opening. This will give your tree skirt a finished look
Now you and a beautifully rustic Burlap & Lace Christmas Tree Skirt
I hope you like it, I know I can’t wait to get it under my tree!!!
Until Next Time…..