designlovefest.com · Dec 1, 2016


finding a cute holiday tree skirt that is unique and doesn’t break the bank is a real challenge. that’s why we created this velvet tree skirt DIY that you can make on your own and use for years to come! we also have a DIY on the poms too so you can make that pretty little garland that’s hanging on our mantel!

we partnered with the SoCal Honda Dealers who understands that the holidays can be a stressful time and are hosting all sorts of fun events in southern california this holiday season to make things a little easier. like their annual Christmas tree lot buy out where they give away trees at four locations in Los Angeles and Orange County. you can follow along with them on facebook to find out when and where their #RandomActsofHelpfulness are happening!

now, let’s make it!

what you’ll need:

• square piece of velvet or fabric of your choice
• 2 square pieces of fabric of your choice 1″ smaller than your first fabric (this is optional. We’re using velvet, so we need some extra weight to help the body of our skirt)
• yarn
• clover pom pom maker size medium
• fabric glue or thread and a sewing machine
• scissors
• saucer
• measuring tape
• chalk pencil


how to make it:

• Start by folding your fabric in half, then fold it in half again (quartering it into a square).

• Place a saucer about 3″ over the folded corner. Trace it with your chalk pencil and cut.

• Round the bottom of the skirt by determining the length of your skirt and slide the 0″ end of the measuring tape across the cut corner, making at the measuring tape across the cut corner, marking at the same distance (22″ for the velvet skirt) all the way around until you have a round outline. Cut through all the layers.

• You now have piece of fabric that is sped like a big donut if you open it up and lay it flat.

• Do the same for the other fabrics you might be using.

• Sandwich your fabrics together and pin them so they remain in place. Cut from the edge to the donut hole in the middle so you have an opening to get your skirt around your tree easily.

• If you’re layering your fabrics, you can use fabri-tac to place all the fabric together. We made the velvet 1″ larger so we could just wrap the excess velvet over and under all the sandwiched fabrics. You can also sew here but since this is not an item that gets a lot of wear, gluing will be fine and save you a lot of time.

• Now make some pom poms! see the DIY post for those right here!

• Once you have all your pom poms made, you can play with how they lay on the skirt. Once you decide where they’re going to go, you can either glue or sew your poms on.

Boom. Now you have a fun, bright, cheery new skirt for your Christmas tree. Enjoy!

project by: gina gordon
photos by: ivan solis
(this blog post is sponsored by the Southern California Honda Dealers association)

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