(20 crafty days of christmas) pleated tree skirt

My bloggy friend Kathryn from Destination: Craft is on the blog today for 20 Crafty Days of Christmas, showing us how to make a beautiful pleated tree skirt. I’m in love! This is on my to do list for next year, I so wish I could fit it in my packed holiday schedule this year!

Hello See Vanessa Craft readers!! I’m Kathryn from Destination: Craft & I’m super excited to be here! Are you so excited for Christmas?! I know I am! And…around this time I always feel a little overwhelmed. But mostly I love this magical time of year. I was super excited when Vanessa asked me to be part of her Christmas series because I knew JUST what I wanted to make. I’ve been needing a new tree skirt since I bought the one I own currently.

I bought this tree skirt from Target for, like, $5 one year and it’s been a trooper but I needed something a little prettier this year. I looked on Pinterest and decided I loved the look of the ruffled tree skirt but I decided to take my own spin on it and I created the Pleated Tree Skirt.

Ahhh, so much prettier, don’t you agree?? So here’s how I made it.

I ended up using a little over 5 yards of fabric. Yes, I just said 5 YARDS. I cut my fabric into 3 inch strips. Then I started hot gluing them to my old tree skirt. I would lay the strip down and then fold it back onto itself to create the pleated look. After you’ve done a millionseveral rows and are all finished, you’re ready to add some pretty ribbon.

My tree skirt already had Velcro closures so I just glued pre-made bows on top of where the Velcro pieces are. Then I added ribbon around the top of the tree skirt, where it’ll meet up with the tree. I gave it a nice, finished look.

I just love how it looks! The pleated layers are just oh-so-gorgeous.


I’m Kathryn & I’m the heart behind Destination: Craft. I love creating and being inspired by others. Feel free to check out my blog & hopefully YOU’LL be inspired, too! Thanks so much, Vanessa, for having me! Feel free to stop by Destination: Craft anytime to get creative, crafty ideas!


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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


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