Halloween Tree Skirt

My little Halloween Tree is just about ready.  It’s sitting on a bright Halloween fuzzy blanket, but the base of the tree looks naked.  It needed a tree skirt to cover the base.

Halloween Tree Skirt

The first thing that I did was to figure out how big I needed the skirt to be.  I measured from the trunk of the tree, out to where I wanted the skirt to end.

Halloween Tree Skirt

I liked it at 11″ from the base of the tree.  That measurement needed to be doubled so the skirt would fit both sides.  So I got out some fabric that I wanted to use for the skirt.  I had some black & silver velvet, so I used that.  You can use any fabric that you like.

Halloween Tree Skirt

I pinned the fabric (to mark it) where I wanted it cut.  22″ square. Once the pinned the outline of the square, I cut it out. Then I folded the square in quarters, with the point of the fold close to me.

Halloween Tree Skirt

I put a pin at the corner, through the hole in the measuring tape and into the ironing board.

Halloween Tree Skirt

Then I was able to pivot the measuring tape across the bottom.  This will make the square into a circle.  I laid the measuring tape on the fabric, and at the 11″ mark, I cut the fabric.  Repeating as I went along.

Halloween Tree Skirt

Halloween Tree Skirt

Once the circle was cut, and still folded in quarters, I cut one layer along the fold to the corner. Then I cut the corner off.  Start small, you can always cut more away if needed.

Halloween Tree Skirt

Then I opened the fabric up and put the right side down.  I pinned the hem in place along the slit, across the bottom & back up the other side of the slit. (I chose not to use fabric glue, because it can show through fabric, especially velvet)

Halloween Tree Skirt

Once the hem had been pinned, I sewed it in place using a long stitch.

Sew hem of Halloween Tree Skirt

Then I clipped the center circle to make the hemming easier.

Halloween Tree Skirt

Then I pinned it in place.

Halloween Tree Skirt

And once the hem was pinned in place, I sewed it down.

Halloween Tree Skirt

I wasn’t worried about it fraying, since it’s only going to be put in place once & removed once.  I may treat the edges with fray check later on.  But it’s not like I’m going to be wearing it or having to launder it a lot.  The Halloween Tree Skirt is finished.  Just put it in place at the bottom of  your tree!

 

Halloween Tree Skirt in place

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