Ribbon Tree Skirt, and Beaded Garland Measurments Included
I love MaCkenzie-Childs but I could never afford their products. So I decided I would make my own using Hometalk posts to help me get ideas. So here is what I did. I have a 7 ft. tree and like my tree skirt large enough to cover the space under the tree and be seen with gifts on it. The time and cost will truly depend on you. I have collected ribbons over the years that I really liked that were on sale. I also had the table cloth and glue gun. I splurged on ribbons that matched. I have kids so I had to take breaks often for several hours at a time. Materials for Tree skirt for a 7 ft tree: Glue gun, tons of glue sticks, 1 .25 yards of fabric, 60' inch diameter plastic table cloth, 2 - 60 ft rolls of ribbon per pattern and color that you desire. I used 8 different ribbons types. I used pattern then solid color alternating. Ribbon with wire edge is much easier to pleat. The Garland materials: Plastic beads with clear facets so the light could shine through, Heavy wire that can hold enough weight not to break, Crimping bead ( Jewelry making area of the local hobby store has this). Hope this helps you!
Published December 18th, 2013 3:00 PM
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Penny on Nov 07, 2016i too love makenzie childs....and i too can't afford it....but, you did a great job! where did you find the black and white harlequin fabric?
Joanie on Dec 22, 2017I would of guessed you quilted it, but that hot glue gun is a tool you can't live without......This tree skirt is EXCEPTIONALLY beautiful and well designed!! Merry Christmas.