(20 crafty days of christmas) pleated tree skirt

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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 premade 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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6 Responses

  1. Beautiful!! I am looking at the colorful skirt I have used for a few years now and thinking I may need to make something lovely like this for my main tree. Thank you!!

    xoxo, Tanya

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.