Want to make your own Tree Skirt? Look no further! Have a go at making our sparkly and fluffy tulle skirt!
What you’ll need:
- Tulle Fabric (mine was in strips of 2 metres x 15cm)
- White cotton string
- Glue gun
Let’s get started!
The first thing we want to do is measure around the bottom of your tree. Mine came up at 15cm so I’ll be making my tree skirt with a measurement of 20cm around the top.
Let’s start with one of the long sides. We will be gathering the whole strip of tulle to make a skirt. Cut off a piece of thread a bit longer than your first measurement so when we gather everything at the end, it’ll fit nice and snug.
Stitch along the long edge quite near the top using a long straight stitch.
Once you have stitched along the top don’t tie off the thread. Instead take the needle off and pull on the thread, pushing back the tulle whilst doing so.
Gather the tulle together to a rough measurement of 20cm (or to fit around the base of your tree) and secure the end of the thread.
Repeat this same step with more strips of tulle to build up the tree skirt. The more layers, the better it’ll look!
To join all of the layers together, I’ll be using a piece of ribbon which will tie around the base of the tree.
Glue your first layer onto the middle of the ribbon and leave to dry.
Now glue the rest of the layers on but stagger them down the first layer of tulle that you attached to create a tree skirt that flares out.
And you’re done! The only thing left to do now is to tie the skirt around the base of your tree! I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!