How to Make a Stenciled Tree Skirt From a Dropcloth!

Want to create a custom skirt to adorn your tree? A tree skirt helps protect the floor from pine needles, is a beautiful place to hold presents, and hides the tree stand. This handmade stenciled version is made from a dropcloth and can be customized however you wish! Be sure the read the post for helpful tips and tricks. Tree Cheer
Creating a stenciled tree skirt is easy, though it does take some time. Here's how I did it on a budget by using a canvas dropcloth!
First, you'll want to iron then measure the dropcloth to get the correct circumference. Then cut along the marks. More details on how to do that here:
Cover your work area with several layers of newspaper. Using painter's tape, affix the stencil to the circle (I used Starry Morrocan Night by Royal Design Studio).
Load your stencil brush with paint, then UNLOAD some of the paint onto a paper towel so you don't have too much.
Dry brush or dab the area, working the paint into the canvas fabric. Start with a light layer in one area, then go over it again with another light layer of paint.
Use the sidemarks as guides to line it up each time and continue to stencil until the entire circle is covered. As you can see here, I let the stencil go over the sides so the pattern was continuous.
Soon, you'll have a beautiful stenciled design! Let it dry, and cut a straight line HALFWAY through the circle to make your slit for the tree.
You can add ribbon ties or even hot glue on a trim if you wish! I kept it simple, and didn't add embellishment yet.
Now our tree has a custom tree skirt that looks like a giant fluffy snowflake. The neutral colors allow the tree, ornaments, and gifts to SING!
Our family tree is now adorned almost completely in handmade items, which makes it even more special. Merry Christmas!
Carrie MakingLemonade
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