neutral Christmas tree with diy tasseled tree skirt and neutral Christmas fireplace

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!

tassel tree skirt supplies

Project Materials Needed:

 

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!

diy tassels with a cardboard template, scissors and yarn balls

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.

cardboard template for diy yarn tassels

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.

 

wrapping yarn around a cardboard template for a diy tasseled tree skirt

Step 3 : Tie + Cut Excess String

Tie the string from “Step 1” around the yarn you just wrapped 30 times in a double knot.

 

yarn wrapped around tassel template to make diy tasseled tree skirt

Now cut the wound-up string in half on the other end of the cardboard.

yarn wrapped around tassel template to make diy tasseled tree skirt

It should look like this after Step 3.

yarn wrapped around tassel template to make diy tasseled tree skirt

Step 4 : Making the Head of the Tassel

Cut off a piece from the yarn ball about the length of the tassel.

tying thread together for diy tasseled tree skirt

Tie string around tassel and cut off excess.

tying thread together for diy tasseled tree skirt

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.

tying thread together for diy tasseled tree skirt

Repeat Step 1-4, 23 times to create 23 tassels for your DIY Tasseled Tree Skirt

tying thread together for 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.

laying tassels out to measure distance between for diy tasseled tree skirt

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.

how to attach tassels to a tree skirt to create a diy tasseled tree skirt

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.

neutral Christmas tree with tree skirt and neutral stockings for a warm and cozy Christmas tree

Materials Needed :

neutral Christmas tree with tree skirt and neutral stockings for a warm and cozy Christmas tree

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!

neutral christmas in a neutral living room

We have yet to find a tree topper so I’m sure that will be another DIY project one of these days.

neutral christmas tree with white ornaments, wooden ornaments and tassel ornaments

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!

neutral christmas in a neutral living room with neutral stockings on a fireplace mantle

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!

neutral christmas tree with white ornaments, wooden ornaments and tassel ornaments

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.

neutral christmas in a neutral living room with neutral stockings on a fireplace mantle

neutral christmas in a neutral living room with neutral stockings on a fireplace mantle

neutral christmas in a neutral living room with neutral stockings on a fireplace mantle

neutral Christmas tree with tree skirt and neutral stockings for a warm and cozy Christmas tree

neutral christmas in a neutral living room

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!

neutral christmas in a neutral living room

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neutral Christmas tree with tree skirt and neutral stockings for a warm and cozy Christmas tree

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10 thoughts on “DIY Tasseled Tree Skirt for a Simple Christmas Tree”

  1. Your Christmas tree is darling! I especially love the beaded garland. How many feet of garland do you drape around your tree? I’d like to make some beaded garland this year but I read a rule of thumb is to have 9’ of garland per 1’ foot of tree height, so a 7’ tree would require 63’ feet of garland.

    1. Hi Katie,

      Thank you so much! I draped my garland in a zigzag across the front of the tree! No-one sees the back of it anyways 😉 I used maybe 10-12 feet and then intertwined it with felt ball garland too.

  2. Hi Kourtni what is the size of the cardboard? I think those tassels are the perfect size for the tree skirt so trying my best to replicate!

    Thank you,
    Kathryn

    1. Hi Kathryn,

      The cardboard size is 4.5″ 🙂 Can’t wait to see you replicate this tree skirt!

  3. Your tree and tree skirt are beautiful! Actually, your entire living room is beautiful 🙂 I’ve been envisioning/looking for a tree skirt with tassels exactly like yours and might need to resort to making one myself, like you mentioned! What color yarn did you use for the tassels? It doesn’t look quite white (maybe more cream/natural), but I’m not sure if I’m seeing it on Joann’s website. Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Stephanie,

      Thank you so much for the kind comment! I’d say the yarn is more of an oatmeal/cream color. It was a speckled yarn, so it had little dots of other colors like: black, brown, white. Hope that helps!

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