When Halloween rolled around, I was thinking about my childhood costumes- they were always handmade by my mom, so creative and immaculately sequined, glittered, and put together, but she can’t sew! How did she do it? HOT GLUE. I unfortunately inherited this wonderful “no-sew” skill, so when I needed a tree skirt, to the hot glue gun I went.
Because I’ll be back in WI for Christmas, it didn’t make sense to get a big, real size tree this year. Maybe next year? So I opted for a small tree and had the perfect place for it. But, I hate those plastic bases, so I needed to make a tree skirt. Now I could have gone out and bought one, but what’s the fun in that?
Supplies: fabric, rick-rack (or some other type of ribbon), and hot glue
1. I made a square skirt, so I cut a 25″ x 25″ square of fabric with 1″ extra to fold over to glue a hem… it ultimately turned into a 24″ x 24″ square.
2. Use an iron to make the 1″ hem- fold over an inch and iron a straight line. This was much easier than just trying to glue the hem right away- the fabric already wanted to be folded after ironing it.
3. Hot glue the hem on all 4 sides.