Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chaotic Christmas Day 35

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Hi!!  My name is Randee and I am from
Randee's Organized Choas!!  I am SUPER DUPER excited to be a guest at Blissful and Domestic!!!  I LOVE to decorate and make anything CRAFTY but there is ALWAYS CHOAS in my life!!  I am in the middle of my
80 DAY CHAOTIC CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 
I hope that you enjoy my No Sew Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial and will come and FOLLOW ALONG the CHOAS!!!

ENJOY!!!




Chaotic Christmas Countdown
Day 35

WOW.....this little "PROJECT" has cost me some time and some SKIN!!!!  I now have 3rd degree burns to my fingers and permanent creases between my eyebrows.....OK.....maybe I already had those but I would like to blame them on something besides my age!!!  ;)

I will give you the "how to" on wrapping the presents in an upcoming post!!
So without anything further, I give you my
NO SEW TREE SKIRT!!!!  My inspiration was on HGTV!


AWESOME, HUH?????

Ok...tutorial!!!

Materials Needed


4-1/2' x 4-1/2' piece of canvas
measuring tape
5 yards of fabric (I bought 1 yard of each design)
scissors
fray-blocking glue
grosgrain ribbon
hot glue gun and hot glue sticks


Using a tape measure, mark and cut a square of canvas that is approximately 4-1/2' x 4-1/2'
(Image 1).
Fold the square into quarters, then over itself to form a triangle with the folded center at point. Cut base in a quarter circle (Image 2 and 3)
Cut a small quarter circle out of the point (Image 4)Open the skirt until it's folded in half and cut along the radius on one side of the center hole only (Image 5) This will provide a hole for the tree trunk and a slit in the fabric so the skirt can be placed under the tree.
Tip: I used a canvas painter's drop cloth!!!!!!
Apply no-fray glue along all raw edges and allow to dry!!







NEXT


Maesure and cut your fabric that you are making your ruffles out of lenghtwise into approx 2 inch strips!

Apply a line of hot glue approximately 1 1/2 inches from outside edge of skirt. Create ruffles by pinching fabric with fingers and pushing gathers down onto hot glue!  Work in small sections, I just did one good squeeze with the glue gun down the fabric! (See pic's below) Then continue this process around the entire skirt edge!  Start the next row approximately 1 1/2 inches above the previous row. Continue adding rows until you reach a point that you just don't think you can take another row!!!  ;)






When I thought that I was going to have to start drinking, I decided to add a large piece of fabric to the middle and add a few more rows until I met up with it!!

This is what it looked like when I added the fabric and cut a hole for the center!



When you make your circle, turn the tree skirt over and cut slits into the fabric hanging over and then glue them down!!!  This will give a clean finish!!

Cut 10 pieces of grosgrain ribbon into approximately 12-inch lengths. Use hot glue to attach ribbon to underside of tree skirt along slit created in canvas base. Evenly space five on one side of slit and five directly opposite. Place skirt under tree and tie ribbons together in bows!!!




I have to say that it turned out AWESOME but I will not be making another one anytime soon!!!! 




If you have any questions, PLEASE contact me!!!  ;) 

THANK YOU, DANIELLE!!!

See you tomorrow for
Day 36!!!!!


37 comments:

  1. Randee! That is sooo Cute! Don't guess I can get you to make me one? I just might try it! Very, very cute!

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  2. omg this is so cute ...kinda wish i had been in on that one.....cutest tree skirt ive ever seen....dont know where u get it...

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  3. I love this!! Awesome job.

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  4. Love it!!! Great job as always! Am thinking though that it might (and I do say might!)be easier for me to sew it - at least on the fingers - ouch!! Am needing a new tree skirt since I have officially changed Christmas colors this year - must try!

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  5. It would be SOOOOOOOO much easier to sew and I thought that a MILLION times but I wanted to show that you don't have to know how to sew!!! :)

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  6. I got to your blog via Pinterest. This tree skirt is absolutely beautiful!

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  7. That's amazing! I may have to try that one out. You had me at No Sew! :)

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  8. Turned out great! Love the fabrics you chose.

    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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  9. I think this is such a fun and funky tree skirt! I have a little sewing and fabric craft linky party I'm starting tomorrow and I was wondering if you could be so kind to stop by and post it? Thanks so much!
    Sew Country Chick

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  10. I have been seeing these all over, but yours is my favorite! So festive and jolly!

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  11. Super cute! I love all the different fabrics! Great tutorial!

    I'd love for you to stop by for my Friday Favorites party!

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  12. Okay, now that is just plain cute! I am LOVING all those ruffles! I'd be so pumped if you came and linked this up to my link party, the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you there! ~Jen

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  13. Fun! I love no sew! Not sure I'll have a tree this year, we often travel over the holidays... but will be pinning for future reference!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  14. Hi! Stopping by from Lolly Jane. This is so beautiful! If you didnt have a tutorial I wouldnt belive it was homemade. Maybe one day Ill attempt my own. hehe. Also, I would love for you to share this on my friday link party. Its new so if you could link up that would be awesome! :)

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  15. So cute!! I LOVE the colors and patterns you used together. Great job!!

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  16. so cute! I just pinned this to use next month in my series of pinboards called Delightful December!

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  17. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. You have so much more patience than me! I would have done one ruffle and decided to buy more gifts to cove the empty spots haha. It turned out absolutely gorgeous.

    Found you by craft in my pants link party

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  19. Love it! What a cool idea! I don't think I'm patient enough for this, but maybe if I found the perfect fabric I would be. :)

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  20. This is completely adorable! I love that it's no-sew, but I'll probably try to use the sewing machine so it goes faster. And I love your fabric choices...adding that black and white was an awesome idea!! I'm your newest follower...can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

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  21. So awesome! I love the colour choices! It may have caused burns, but the finished skirt would be totally worth it to me! ;)

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  22. This is so beautiful! And Ruffly! I hope the burns heal soon :)

    Kim
    www.todayismysome-day.blogspot.com

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  23. I love this tree skirt. You did a fabulous job! I would love if you would share with Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-stalking-thursday-16.html

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  24. Thanks so very much for joining in with my Pinning and Singing Pinterest Party. I love Christmas so really loved your festive post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

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  25. love this! so fun and I love the ruffles!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party
    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/search/label/Friday%20Link%20Party

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  26. Hi Randee, you did a wonderful job with the tree skirt but I don't think I would have the patience to make one. Perhaps you would make me one, LOL I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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  27. Love that it's NO SEW! Yeah!
    Featured this today :) http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/wgw-38-with-land-of-nod.html

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  28. That is so stinkin' cute! I just adore it.

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  29. I just found this via Pinterest and it looks GREAT! I saw another version using the same tutorial but I love all the colors in your fabric! I have a bunch of fabric stored in various places and I should totally use it all for this! Now I just need to buy the canvas and some extra hot glue. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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  30. Great job as always, Am thinking though that it might be easier for me to sew it. I really impress to watch all the different fabrics! Great tutorial!

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  31. Hi Randee, wanted to let you know that I'm going to feature your tree skirt that you linked up to Project Queen this past week. I love it!

    Thank you so much for linking up and I hope that you come back again.

    I should have the post up either tonight or tomorrow.

    Mandy
    www.projectqueen.org

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  32. Hi! Just wanted to let you know I will be featuring this skirt in a round-up tomorrow, hope you'll stop by and check it out! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  33. Hi Randee,
    I just found you from Craftomanic and had to meet you because my name is Randee, too! Yes, spelled the same way. There are very few of us in this world and I figure since we are both Randee's and crafters, we should be friends. :-) Love your projects and blog. I am your newest follower :-)
    Signed,
    Randee
    mycowboyswife

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  34. I LOVE this tree skirt! So colorful. I love the fabric choices that you used. I currently just have a tacky felt skirt, but have been looking for ideas to replace it. Perhaps if I start now, I'll have one done in time for Christmas ;)

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