Serious questions, How long did it take you to find a tree skirt you loved? I can honestly say I’m one of those people who wrapped a blanket around the base of our tree for years before I finally made a tree skirt. I could never find the perfect one and my motto has been if I can’t find it, DIY it!
I can’t wait to share this DIY Tasseled Tree Skirt with y’all! These were an easy beginner sewing project and the tassels were “no-sew”, so even easier.
I’ve partnered with JOANN on this DIY Tasseled Tree Skirt for a Simple Christmas Tree.
How to make a DIY Tasseled Tree Skirt for a Simple Christmas Tree
Since my hubs and I got married I’ve searched high and low for “THE tree skirt” to only find out it didn’t exist for under $20, go figure! So of course, in true Kourtni nature I DIY’d this bad boy. This project can take 1.5 – 2.5 hours depending on how handy you are with a sewing machine. Once you get the hang of it, it’s smooth sailing friends and saves loads of time and finger cramps!
Project Materials Needed:
- 2 Yards of Linen Fabric
- 2 Yards of white muslin
- Singer Sewing Machine (or Hand Sew)
- Fabric Pencil
- White Thread
- 3 Balls of Yarn for Tassels
- Cardboard scrap (for tassel template)
- Butcher Paper
- Yard Stick Ruler
Sewing your tree skirt or tassel making?
If you just so happen to have a tree skirt you already love and just want to spruce it up a tad with tassels, you can dive right into tassel making. If you’re here for the whole kit and caboodle here’s a PDF for the easy step-by-step tutorial for sewing your tree skirt.
Let’s dive into these tassels!
Step 1: Making your Tassels
Cut out a scrap piece of cardboard as your template for making your tassels. Run a piece of string across the length of the top of your cardboard and cut the string.
Step 2 : Wrap String around Cardboard
Leave the string you cut secured at the top and start wrapping your string around the card board starting at the bottom. Wrap your string around the cardboard 30 times.
Step 3 : Tie + Cut Excess String
Tie the string from “Step 1” around the yarn you just wrapped 30 times in a double knot.
Now cut the wound-up string in half on the other end of the cardboard.
It should look like this after Step 3.
Step 4 : Making the Head of the Tassel
Cut off a piece from the yarn ball about the length of the tassel.
Tie string around tassel and cut off excess.
Step 5: Even out Tassel Bottom
Hold tassel upside down and even out the tassel strings with scissors. You may only need to do this with a few like I did.
Repeat Step 1-4, 23 times to create 23 tassels for your DIY Tasseled Tree Skirt
Step 6: Attaching Tassels to Tree Skirt
Lay out your tree skirt and evenly space and mark your tassels for where they will be attached.
You will attach the tassels to the underside of the tree skirt with the excess string at the top of all the tassels. Attach with thread and needle or sewing machine.
Now it’s time to style this tasseled tree skirt under your Christmas tree!
Styling a Simple Christmas Tree
I have always loved Scandinavian Christmas Tree’s, but a “Charlie Brown” tree was not on my husband’s wish list. So of course, we compromised. I got my Scandinavian Simple tree décor and he got his full Christmas tree.
Materials Needed :
- DIY Tasseled Tree Skirt
- White Shatterproof Ornaments
- Gold Leaf Clear Glass Ornament
- Diamond Textured Ornament
- Plastic Clear Ornaments
- Paper-Mache Circle Ornament
- Wooden Tree Ornament
- Wooden Beads for Garland
- (3) 300-ct White String Lights
The tree in our living room is always the “sentimental ornament tree” and the tree in the office window visible from the street is our “pretty ornament tree.” I decided to switch it up this year and swap the living room tree and office tree.
Hence, this gorgeous decorated tree in our living room!
We have yet to find a tree topper so I’m sure that will be another DIY project one of these days.
I wanted a simple Christmas tree so our DIY Tasseled Tree Skirt could shine. I used some beaded garland and even some clear ornaments that made the lights look like twinkle lights!
I was a little worried at first how big the tassels came out but after putting the tree skirt under the tree it was perfect!
I love JOANN Stores Holiday Makers line with all the natural craft pieces that work perfect like these natural Christmas tree ornaments and papier-Mache circles.
Christmas is our favorite time of the year and I hope y’all have fun decorating your trees and styling those beautiful DIY Tasseled Tree Skirts you just made!
I hope y’all enjoyed this fun and simple DIY and styling your Christmas trees! Be sure to follow along by subscribing to my blog or follow me over on Instagram.