No Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt

DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
I absolutely love Christmas and I am actually even listening to Christmas music right now while I write this post.
Last weekend my sisters and my mom got together for a craft day.  Oh how I love our family craft days.
My sister Carla worked on the baby booties that she sells.  They are so cute!
DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
My sister Tracy also worked on a Christmas Tree Skirt.  She created her pattern from scratch with her Silhouette software.  She is a pretty smart cookie!
DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
My Mom was crocheting a scarf.  She is pretty talented too even though she wont admit it.
DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
I wanted to make a Christmas Tree Skirt and found this little beauty on Pinterest.  This one is made by Puttin’ on the G.R.I.T.S.
DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
I love all of the ruffles and the best part is, it is NO SEW!  I love those two little words.  AND I could use my current UGLY Tree skirt as the base and hot glue my ruffles onto that.
This is my tree skirt BEFORE
DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
And this is the AFTER.  I think there is a huge improvement!
DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
I told my husband the only proper way to take a picture of the skirt would be to put the Christmas tree up, but he didn’t go got it.  I tried.
I started by picking my fabric.  I know on Pinterest there are several different styles of this No Sew Ruffled Christmas Tree Skirt and I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use burlap, muslin, satin, cotton, or a combination.  Then I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby and I knew right away it was going to be my Christmas Tree Skirt.
DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
I can’t remember the exact name of the fabric, but it is a heavy cotton almost like a canvas.
I cut the fabric into 3 inch wide strips and got on the floor with my glue gun, lots of glue sticks, and my ugly old tree skirt.
DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
I started at the bottom of the skirt alternating the two colors in rows until I got  to the center. If you look at the very center it doesn’t match perfectly. I figure that will be right under the center of the tree and most people don’t crawl around under there (unless of course you are a small white Chihuahua dog that lives in my house).  She loves to hang out under the Christmas Tree, but I don’t think she will point it out to anyone either).
DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt
I absolutely love how it turned out and even my husband said it was a HUGE improvement, and that is saying something.
The tutorial did say that you would need a total of about 4 yards, but I had at least 3/4 yard of EACH of my pieces of fabric.  So I guess it depends on how wide you cut your strips and how close you put your ruffles.


  1. says

    I love the Christmas tree skirt! It is so pretty. I can’t even begin to imagine how much hot glue that took! Also, am I reading that right, it only took you about 1.5 yards of fabric? That is amazing. So Pretty!

  2. says

    Gorgeous. I never would have known it was no sew! Hmm, I am thinking that I am going to need a new tree skirt for our dining room tree. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

    • says

      It hasn’t frayed a lot, but honestly I am ok if it frays because it will add to the look. You could use pinking shears if your were worried about the frying or hem the strips of fabric before you glue them around the skirt.

  3. says

    WOW! I love the look of the tree skirt. I so need a new one. Ours is getting kinda shabby looking, lol. But they are so expensive. Maybe I’ll make a new one this year. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  4. says

    this is gorgeous. Really wish I had more of a relationship with my sewing machine. I see all these great things and want to make them, but they never look the same. This tutorial gives me hope though! No sew is more me! Thanks for linking up to Glued To My Crafts!

  5. says

    Hi Katie,

    Your new skirt looks amazing! Truly beautiful. I must ask, how much glue did you use? I would guess this wasn’t the frugal option – to no sew it, that is.

    I love the look and am looking forward to giving it a try… but with my sewing machine instead :)

    Mommy’s Playbook

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