The tutorial came from HGTV, and the fabric inspiration from Done Over Decor. I combined the two, put my own spin on it and am a 100% fan of the result. Below is my method to the madness.
- 3 1/2 yards fabric (1/2 yard red chevron, 1 yard red burlap, 2 yards regular burlap)
- Fabric scissors or rotary mat + rotary blade + big ruler
- Red spray paint (optional for step 2)
- Red felt tree skirt ($5 from Walmart or Target)
- Hot glue + hot glue gun
- 7.5 feet of red ribbon
Step 3: Apply the fabric strips to the felt tree skirt with your hot glue gun, pinching ruffles as you go, starting in rows from bottom to top. You'll want some overlap on the layers, but if you want a heavy overlap, make sure you have extra fabric, just in case. Also, as far as creating the ruffle effect, it's a bit of trial and error to get it how you'd like. I suggest practicing your method on some scrap fabric first to get your groove. This is a pretty time-consuming step, but it definitely gets more efficient once you get going.
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