DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt & Christmas Decor

This Christmas, we (really, I) decided to go with a rustic gold & beige themed tree and decor, and of course make mostly everything. I used Pinterest, which I’m currently obsessed with, to log all my idears on my Holiday Decor board. I had made a tree skirt & matching stockings last year, and of course I didn’t like them again this year. Nor did I want to use my glitter disco ornaments from Target again, so I started pinning things that I liked, and figured I’d make new stuff!

This No Sew Ruffle Tree Skirt tutorial came courtesy of HGTV & it turned out SO cute. I didn’t make mine as large because our tree is one of those tall skinny ones, but it looks adorable, and it was incredibly easy, just a little time consuming. Here’s the finished product!


I also did stockings, these I made 4 of them from 1 pair of khaki pants & skirt and an old linen top, and a random assortment of vintage buttons. The mice candy cane toppers are from a Martha Stewart tutorial – they’re so adorable!

Then there are the snowflakes. These I figured I’d give a shot and see what happened, and they were addicting to make. 

I made a handful of ’em using Martha’s Snowflake tutorial – so easy, and pretty cute! 

To dress up my usual decor, I added scrap pieces of felt and a few leftover snowflakes into my picture frames & made pillow covers for 2 small pillows. One of the pillow covers is made from an old silk tank top w/pleats at the top, and the other has a yo-yo tree on it.

 

For my wreath, I always change it up for the seasons, so I put my  felt flowers back in action, and added a cute lil’ reindeer from Target. Awwww.

I decided to go with gold glittery ornaments, and I also made some button ones from my ridiculously huge tins of buttons. All I did was hot glue random buttons together, thread the ornament hook through the button hole in the top button (which I picked extra decorative ones for those) hot glued it down, and added a twine bow. Super easy, and a nice way to use up some buttons. I also added some scrap fabric that I cut into strips with pinking shears to add an extra texture and a bow-like feel.

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