Looking for CHEAP ways to SPICE up your tree this year?
Well I have 2 very easy…very cheap tutorials for you that will bring your SHABBY CHIC Christmas Tree to a whole ‘nother level!
I was at the Vintage Christmas Show in Rexburg a few weeks ago and saw a tree with this amazing ribbon garland on it…I just HAD to recreate it!
Here’s how I made my RIBBON GARLAND!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
String: depending on how long you want your garland (mine was about 16 feet long)
Your desired ribbon colored: As far as the kind: GROSGRAIN works the best
I only needed 4 spools of 6 yd long ribbon
With each spool of ribbon cut 6-8 inch pieces of ribbon…until the spool is gone!
Then choose your pattern…
and glue each ribbon onto the string individually by folding the ribbon over the string.
Do that until all the ribbon is gone…and there you have it!
A simple way to add some goodness to your tree!
As for the Ruffled Tree Skirt…I saw this on Pinterest and saw on the comments that it was no-sew!
BUT I never clicked on the link to see how that talented women (well I think it was a women) did it…because I wanted to challenge myself to make my own!
SO…this is how I DID IT!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1 yard of simple cream muslin fabric (I got mine from Walmart for like 2 dollars a yard)
5 more yards of muslin fabric (cut separately…it’s just easier)
Take your 1 yard of fabric and cut of the edges in a curved motion
Then make a slit up the middle and cut a hole in the middle
Then lay out your five yards of fabric and cut 1 1/2 inch slits at the end
Then just like you do when you make rosettes…ripe your fabric into strips!
Start at the corner of your tree skirt base and place a string of hot glue close to the end.
Then take a strip of fabric and fold it in an accordion fashion while placing it over the hot glue.
Continue with each strip
Once your ready for the next layer…place the hot glue over the first layer of ruffles and fold the strips of fabric like you did with the previous ones.
Continue to do that until you each the center!
After all the ruffles have been placed cut a piece of ribbon and glue it on each side of the slit…
Perfectly little ties
I should have made it a little bigger but it was cheap and it looks great!
And since we’re looking at Christmas Tree pictures…let’s look at a few from the weekend!
Almost 15 weeks!!
Shoes: TJ Maxx, Jeans: GAP, Floral Tank: Forever 21, Jean Shirt: Target, Knitted Vest: Buckle
Here’s to Christmas decor, Holiday parties with the hubby and friends…OH and let’s not forget the ever growing belly!