I have had my heart set on a Christmas tree skirt this year. Ive never had one. GASP! I know some of you are going WHAT? A nekkid tree? Yes... I confess my tree has been nekkid in the past. When you have 3 boys in 3 years, and a world of crazy life circumstances in between you are lucky to get that tree up! There shall be no nekkid tree this year! It all started with a photo. This one to be exact....
I fell in love with the simple elegance it was showing. I Just had to have something similiar- but NOT at $120.00 Thanks Ballard but you aren't in my budget. So- on a girls night out with a friend I picked up a couple of yards of canvas, burlap and something canvassy with a pattern... I decide I wanted a Christ centered skirt, instead of Paris centered. I looked online for a pattern- not much out thre for free. Did some measuring, and found an old patttern i wasnt going to use. I then glued 4 pieces togther and cut out a circle.
Laid my fabric out next and panicked, because somehow I was 2 yards short... Welcome creativite ideas!I somehow figured it out and cut... and sewed... and pressed and sewed and probably mumbled a few rude words under my breath along the way... I THEN went online to Graphics Fairy and found some great graphics. I ALSO found lyrics to my fave Christmas hymns.
I took all of it and made some documents on works and publisher- I cannot seem to get them to load right- if you would like me to email them to you i am more than willing! I then printed them out on Avery transfer paper. BIG MISTAKE! That stuff was TERRIBLE! I once again panicked, and almost cried. The I decided to print patches and cover the transfer paper mess.... Here is the half fixed
Hot mess tree skirt am still working on...It needs ironed, and I need to finish my patch work. I actually like the patches!
See where the Avery transfers are cracked and peeling?
Now- see the patch BELOW the cracked and peeling mess?
I printed that directly on the fabric. I just ironed my fabric, and used scrapbooking squares to adhere the fabric to a piece of paper, cut the fabric with paper attatched to size and then sent it through my printer!