DIY Ruffle Dropcloth Tree Skirt

I have a box in my closet that holds something terrifying.  Something so heinous I only pull it out if it can’t be avoided by any other means.  What’s in the box you ask?

My sewing machine.

Luckily for me I also have a secret weapon, every crafter’s best friend-a glue gun! And that’s exactly what I used to make this pretty ruffled drop cloth tree skirt.

All you need to make these are a hot glue gun and drop cloth.  (And scissors if you want to get all technical on me.)

Cut the base of the tree skirt out of drop cloth-I didn’t even bother making mine a perfect circle since my Woodland Tree is set in a corner.

Cut long strips of drop cloth in the width you’d like your ruffle.  Begin gluing and folding the pleats.  Repeat.  A lot.

To hide the line between the pleats and the base I created a sort of hot glue piping by rolling and gluing another strip of dropcloth then gluing it over the seam.

Pat yourself on the back.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Monday I’ll be co-hosting my very first time ever and ever Linky Party.  I’m joining with some blogging friends to share our Heirloom Recipes. You know those extra special recipes written on tiny scraps of paper passed down through generations….please come by and link up your family favorites to join in the fun!


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  1. says

    Hello Melissa – I love your tree skirt! I’ve been looking for a sewed one like that to buy, can’t find one… I never thought to glue one together, you are so clever!! Thanks for sharing and I just have to Pin this to my list of things to make!!!

  2. says

    I was totally eyeing up your tree skirt in your last post. I was all “Oh, look at you miss fancy pants with your ruffly, expensive tree skirt.” You fooled me I guess! Looks just beautiful!

  3. says

    That is one pretty tree skirt. I’m impressed you did it with a glue gun, which shows we all have different talents. Maybe it’s because I haven’t used it in so long, but when I dug it out, I wore as much as the rosette I was making, lol. I don’t however, have the same issue with the sewing machine. My tree may have a skirt this year, or not depending on how much we trust the 3 dogs. Last year they kept running under the tree (stuck in the end of our hall for stability).

    • Melissa says

      Thanks so much Jane! This seriously took me about an hour-with the three kids running rampant all around! Super fast and easy!

  4. says

    That’s fantastic! I love the no sew part and its so pretty! Just pinned it. Thanks for sharing, saw this over at Bless My Nest’s Saturday favorites. :) Sharon

    • Melissa says

      lol Yvonne, I’ve been up since about then too and I was so tired I didn’t even notice! Thanks so much again for the feature! And for hosting such a great party!

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