Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: {Homemade in December} Randee From Randee's Organized Chaos

Friday, December 2, 2011

{Homemade in December} Randee From Randee's Organized Chaos


Hello lovelies! Today we have our  third guest for Homemade in December and I am excited! Today we have Randee from Randee's Organized Choas.


She is sharing a super cute tutorial today! I can't wait for you all to check it out. Randee is also our Homemade in December giveaway winner. See her fabulous button up there on the right? Yeah her blog pretty much rocks!
You definitely need to check her out:)

So without further ado...

Blog Meet Randee
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
I hope that you enjoy my No Sew Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial and will come and FOLLOW ALONG the CHOAS!!!

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!
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)
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!!
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!!!  ;) 
See you tomorrow for
Day 36!!!!!

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Also tomorrow we have Rhiannon from My Handcrafted Home


Stop by Tomorrow and check out her fun tutorial!

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  1. I love reading your blog, I have gotten some great ideas from you. Thank you. I am sharing my latest post from my blog with you and others, I'm looking for some help for a little boy who is very sick. If you could check it out I would appreciate it. If you could help or pass it on that would be wonderful, if not, I understand and that is fine too. Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas.

  2. THANK you for featuring me and I love that you have my button on your page!! THANKS!!!!

  3. I am CRACKING up!! I was signed in under my BFF's account!! This is RAndee!!! THANK you soooo much for featuring me!!!! I love that my BUTTON is there for a whole month!!! THANKS!!!


  4. What a great ruffled skirt for the tree! Looks fabulous!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success


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