Rustic Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Skirt DIY

December 12, 2014

Rustic Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Skirt DIY

Hi everyone, Adrien here with my first blog post. I love all things crafty! This year I decided to tackle our Christmas Tree skirt. Well to be honest in the 7+ years Billy and I have been married we have never had a tree skirt, so I aimed to fix that this year.

That brings us to this amazing shabby chic, slightly rustic tree skirt! What I love about this skirt is that it was inexpensive, took very little time, and it was easy.

Supplies you will need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors and/or Rotary Board and Cutter
  • Hot glue sticks
  • 4 yards Muslin & 3 yards Burlap or Fabric of your choice (I went with two burlap and muslin. Both were very inexpensive and neutral in color.)
  • Old tree skirt, or you can buy a cheap one. (Since we did not have one I found one at the Dollar Store.)

First things first if your skirt has bulky details on it remove them. I recommend removing them to make it easier to glue the fabric strips down. After your skirt is ready cut your fabric strips.

The length of the strip does not matter but having the same width is very important! I cut my fabric strips to be a width of 3 inches. I found it easiest to use a rotary board and cutter for cutting the strips but scissors work as well.


Keep cutting till you have a nice big pile of fabric strips.


Now let the gluing begin! Starting at the very near the edge of the skirt place a bead/line of glue few inches long. Press the fabric in to the glue and pinch as you go along creating a ruffle. Now just keep working your way along the skirt.

 If need be go back and put a dot of glue behind each ruffle to help it lay down.

When starting the second and remaining rows place them only a couple inches apart. You want the fabric to overlap. If you are alternating between burlap and muslin watch your fingers, the hot glue will come through the fabric.

Now just keep working your way around the skirt alternating fabrics with each row.

At the edges of my tree skirt where it joins in the back I chose to add a strip of scrap fabric to strengthen my skirt since it is felt and easily pulls. I also used ribbon at the collar of the tree to stabilize the felt base fabric.


Now look at all those ruffles, they are just perfect!

I chose cream and white shades to keep the color scheme neutral but you could easily do this with any colors you fancy.

I hope you enjoy your new tree skirt!


Leave a comment

Also in Blog

Have You Properly Prepared Your Piece for Painting?
Have You Properly Prepared Your Piece for Painting?

July 20, 2017

Prep is the most important step in furniture painting! I highly recommend reading Fusion's blog post on How to Prep Like a Pro before you start painting.  It will make your life much easier!!  As always feel free to contact me (Taylor) with any questions about how to prep and/or what to order.  We offer all of the Fusion Mineral Paint prep products for purchase here at, including the new TSP!

View full article →

My White Wood Stained Farmhouse Bedroom Set
My White Wood Stained Farmhouse Bedroom Set

July 17, 2017

I wanted to give you all a sneak peek of my bedroom makeover.  We decided to commission a large farmhouse bed and finished it using Fusion Mineral Paint's new white wood stain.

View full article →

Refinished Antique Waterfall Dresser and Desk
Refinished Antique Waterfall Dresser and Desk

July 04, 2017

My mother-in-law brought me these dilapidated waterfall pieces. I prefer some stained wood on a piece when possible so I sanded down the tops and the drawer faces with my orbital sander and stained them using our Cappucinno wood stain.

View full article →

Sign up for sales and product alerts