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Between dogs and kids running around I would crawl under our Christmas Tree daily to straighten up the skirt. And by straighten I mean unwad it from the tangled ball they managed to turn it into. Every. Day.
This year I have the perfect solution. Wrap that base in burlap. And it fits wonderfully with the rustic farmhouse look I am going for. The best part? It’s super easy and cheap!
DIY Burlap Christmas Tree Skirt Supplies
- 2 Yards of Burlap
- 2 Pool Noodles
- Duct Tape
- Jute Twine
- Old Sheets, Newspaper, or other stuffing
- Hot Glue Gun
- Bow or other Embellishments (optional)
Burlap Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial
The first thing we need to do is set up the Christmas Tree base and gather up your supplies. Use duct tape to tape the ends of your two pool noodles together. So now you’ll have one long pool noodle.
Wrap the noodle around the outside of your Christmas Tree Base and mark where you will need to cut off the extra. I used a box cutter to cut mine, sharp scissors will work too, just be careful! After it’s cut, tape the two ends together with your duct tape, so now you have a circle.
Lay out your 2 yards of burlap and center the Christmas Tree base on it. Put the pool noodle around the base. I wrapped a piece of duct tape around each tree stand leg and attached it to the noodle so it wouldn’t move around.
Now you want to fill in the center of the noodle with some fluff so it will look like a root ball. My plan was to use crumpled newspaper, but hubby burned them all the day before. So I went with an old sheet.
Grab the four corners of your burlap fabric and bring them up to the tree base. Tie them to the base with some jute twine. That will leave two sides poking out and looking all funky. I simply tucked them under and it looks perfect!
Totally optional, but I made a bow to place on mine. I hot glued a poinsettia to the center, and then hot glued the whole thing onto the burlap.
Perfect for rustic farmhouse decor, and it won’t’ be destroyed by the dog and kids (hopefully lol) Stay tuned for our completely decorated tree reveal coming up in a few weeks. It’s a lovely mish-mash of my style and the fact I have kids.
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