You Can Make a Cute Christmas Tree Skirt From a Tablecloth

Tree skirts sure have come a long way since their humble beginnings. Originally, when candles were used to light up Christmas trees, any old fabric was placed along the trunk to catch falling wax — and that's not very glamorous. These days, you can make your tree skirt as fashionable as the branches above it with modern fabric and a matching tassel detail. Goodbye wax and hello good design!

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Things You'll Need

  • Round tablecloth (36 inches for a small tree, 70 inches for a large tree)

  • Washable marking pen

  • Sharp scissors

  • Peel and stick hook and loop fasteners

  • Embroidery floss

  • Hot glue gun

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Step 1: Fold and Cut Out the Center Circle

Fold the tablecloth in half once, and then in half again, so that it's in quarters. Place a glass over the center point created by the folds. Trace around the glass and cut on this line to create an opening in the center of the tree skirt.

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Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 2: Cut From Edge to Center

Lay the tablecloth out on a flat surface and cut a straight line from the outer-edge to the center opening.

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Step 3: Press and Sew Raw Edges

Fold 1/4-inch of the raw edge created by the cut toward the wrong side of the fabric and press. Then, fold another 1/4-inch in and press again.

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Sew along the folded edge to finish the raw edge. Do this for both raw edges.

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Tip

If you're using a vinyl tablecloth, you can skip this sewing step because the vinyl won't fray.

Step 4: Attach Hook and Loop Fasteners

Remove the backing on the hook and loop fasteners and attach them along the opening of the fabric.

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Step 5: Create Tassels

Place a 6-inch piece of floss under the center of a skein of embroidery floss.

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Tie a double knot in the center of the embroidery floss skein.

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Fold the skein in half and tie another piece of embroidery floss about 1-inch down from the fold.

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Trim the bottom of the tassel to your desired length.

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Step 6: Attach Tassels Around the Tablecloth

Use a hot glue gun to attach the tassels at even intervals around the outer edge of the tree skirt.

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Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 7: Place the Skirt Around Your Christmas Tree

Place the skirt around the trunk of your Christmas tree, and admire the chic finishing touch to your holiday scene.

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