11.29.2012

SAW IT. PINNED IT. DID IT: NO SEW TREE SKIRT




Hello hello hello.

Come on down and join the partay!

We're back after a week off with another round of Saw It. Pinned It. Did It.
(also known as the partay)
Except for me it should be called Saw It. Pinned it. Glued It.
More on that in a minute.

I'm a firm believer in giving each holiday it's time to shine and since Thanksgiving has passed,
bring ON the Christmas crafts. Each and every one of them. I mean it.

I love me some Christmas and I love Christmas decor even more, if that's possible.

This week I tackled the No Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt.


I saw that bad boy and knew I needed to re-create it in my own way to put in the K household.
Burlap and ruffles are a winning combination in my book, and from weeks prior I think many of your books as well, so I decided to use burlap and red fabric. 

Here's how I did it:

You'll need-
-old tree skirt (to use as a base)
-fabric cut into 2 1/2" wide strips: I used approximately 2 yards of each fabric
-hot glue gun and glue sticks (lots of 'em!!) 


What you do-

First, you get your game face on.

Then, you lay out your old tree skirt.


Try and distract any furry animals in your home that are desperate for attention.
Or just try to get them off your tree skirt so you can work...



Cut your fabric into strips.

Start at the bottom of your skirt and by the edge where your opening is. Start gluing small sections as you go creating ruffles and gluing them down.









Continue to make layers and gluing down the fabric. 
Trim up any messed up spots and don't worry, it won't be perfect but you won't be able to tell when it's finished.




Ba-da-bing. Ba-da-BOOM.
You're done!

Making this type of tree skirt is really easy, but just make sure you have a lot of glue sticks on hand. Like 20. or maybe 30. ;)

I will take more pictures this weekend once we get our tree up, so you can see what this tree skirt looks like with our tree! Cannot.wait. I love it.


What do you think, how'd I do on this project?

Your turn to show us what you craft you made, recipe you tried cooking, or outfit you rocked!

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Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.



53 comments :

  1. I love this! I keep thinking about making one and now I think I will. I especially love the picture of Rocky. Howie would do the exact same thing!

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    1. Rocky wouldn't get out of my buz-nass! ;) I know Howie would..they are so funny!

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  2. Absolutely love it!! The burlap was such a good choice.

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    1. thank you Haley girl! :) I love it too

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  3. That's the most beautiful thing ever and looks so easy even I can do it: ) I don't sew, but I really want to learn how to. There's a girl in my small group that makes all of her own dresses, and I lust after them every week.

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  4. Beautiful!!!!! I love the color scheme! Burlap anything is my fave at the moment! Can't wait to see it with your tree!

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    1. Me either! I want to get our tree up asap...like tomorrow I'm thinking :) thank you pretty!

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  5. I've been dying to make one of these ever since I saw one (the same one you made actually) on Jenna's blog over at Jenna's Journey. I love it! Can't wait to see pics of it under your tree. Not sure I will have time to make one of my own this year but we'll see. . .

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    1. It took about 3 hours give or take! Thank you Jodi :)

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  6. I love this! It is super cute an makes is a perfect match to your home!

    Also, you need to change the submission start time--we can't add our projects! :)

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    1. Hey girl..thank you so much! We got the linky fixed so it should be good to go. Sorry about that! Silly us ;)

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  7. I love this! I saw a red and burlap one on pinterest and I'm planning on doing it this weekend. Hope i'm as good at this as you!

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  8. Very cute, I love it! I am actually making ours as we speak :) I chose Muslin (cream/beige) fabric and burlap. I used the burlap garland from Michaels to give it that rustic look because the edges are pretty frayed. I have a few more rows to go and then I am done. You are right you need TONS of glue sticks!

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    1. that sounds so so pretty girl! I am thinking about adding a monogram letter to ours to spruce it up more..not sure yet though. Hope to see yours as well!

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  9. You did a great job!! Love how this turned out!!!

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  10. Sooo you're making one of these for me, right??? If not, I'll glady take the dog in place of the tree skirt. Go ahead and stick him in the mail...fleas and all. (HAHAHAHA sorry...had to!!) LOVE YOU you effin lunatic. Blowin up EVERY email address I have + 1,000 texts before 8am. What would I do without you??

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  11. I love this! I think it's exactly what I need to do for my tree, because I'm not in the mood to spend $50 bucks on some so-so tree skirt!

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    1. that was exactly my thinking! I can never find one I'm crazy about, so why not make one?!

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  12. i love, love, love this! wow. you're so crafty!

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    1. aww thank you girl! I try I try ;)

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  13. I totally love this! I may need a new tree skirt, so I might try something similar. Thanks for sharing!! Oh and I just linked up :)

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    1. I loved your link up wreath! so pretty!

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  14. I've always wanted to do this! So cute!! I need to try this, especially since I can't find a tree skirt that I love.

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    1. it works perfect if you can't find one. Plus, it's cheap! win win.

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  15. This is an awesome DIY!! So glad I could finally join this week :)
    xo

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    1. I'm so glad you did too. Your brush holder is pretty much amazing.

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    1. hey hey hey Kate girl :) thank you!

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  17. soooooooo cute!!! just saw your comment! didnt even realize i posted this the same day yall do your saw it pin it :) loooooooove pinterest forever and ever amen!!!!

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  18. LOVE it! I was going to make this too but ran out of time! It turned out adorable!

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  19. Shut up!!! I just saw one of these on etsy!!! I can so do this one!! I must know...how long did it take??? I seriously want to give this a whirl this weekend. LOVE it!!!

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  20. Too cute! I could even do this! Love this blog hop and I'll join in next week. I've got a few outfit re-creations I've been wanting to do.

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  21. "First, you get your game face on." Yep, exactly!! Love it sister, it turned out so great!!

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  22. It looks awesome. Looks way harder than anything I could produce, but you might have convinced me to try it :)

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  23. I love it! I made one too :) We did red and gold hues so the red and burlap was perfect for our tree skirt :)

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  24. I pinned this last year and never got around to making it...you have resparked my interest in it. I LOVE how yours turned out! Can't wait to see it under your tree. Wahoo!

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  25. this is SO adorable! I have to make one now! I'll add it to my list of Christmas crafts ;)
    Thanks for posting Katie!!

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  26. This is so cute, and it looks totally doable. We're having our first tree this year, and this looks like something I need to do! We don't have a skirt otherwise! I really hope I commit and do it. I'm so un-crafty!

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  27. Girl, you got some PATIENCE. But well worth it...turned out fab!

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  28. Love the way yours turned out! About how much time did this take you? Just curious.

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    1. thanks girly! About 3 hours :) not too bad!

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  29. I love the tree skirt! I looked and looked for something I liked, then ended up using a scarf! lol Yours is fab :)

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  30. This is super cute!! I love it! We have a REALLY hard time finding burlap here. Everyone is buying it out I think, ha :) Anyway, you know they'd charge like $50 for this at Hobby Lobby right?! Get on your etsy shop-opening-business lady! ha! :P

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  31. This turned out to be adorable!

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  32. Wow, cute and easy! I will have to give this a try!

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