No Sew Faux Fur Tree Skirt
I can hardly believe that Christmas is just a week from today! If you’re anything like me, you’re still trying to squeeze some projects in at the last minute. This No Sew Faux Fur Tree Skirt was one of those projects. We moved into this house a few years ago. There are lovely 12 foot vaulted ceilings in the main living areas and the first thing we did after moving in was to buy a Christmas tree that fit the space better. It’s a huge 9 foot tree, and I love it! But it’s very large, and some of our old tree stuff didn’t fit anymore. We needed to find a new star, and skirt that matched the new larger proportions. Of course I got it stuck in my head that I wanted a faux fur skirt. I was frustrated in my search by the cost of every faux fur skirt I could find that was also as big as I wanted. Who really wants to spend $200 on a tree skirt? The solution was clearly to make my own. I managed to make a beautiful faux fur 60 inch tree skirt for less than $50!
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I will be honest right up front and tell you that I have never ever worked with Faux Fur material before. I don’t have any excuses now, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the whole thing was. And for a fraction of the cost of buying one!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own large Faux Fur Tree Skirt:
- Faux Fur (2 yards) (I paid just a little over $18 per yard on amazon, you may be able to find it cheaper locally)
- 2.5″ ribbon (10 yards)
- Hot Glue
You need to cut your fur into a square. Two yards will be a long rectangle so you will need to trim it down into a square shape. Fold the square of fabric in half, and then in half again.
Cut off a length of string, and tie it around a marker. Hold the end of the string tight at the folded point of the square. Make sure your marker aligns with the edge of the fabric, adjust where the string is tied if needed, and pull the marker along the square as shown to create the circle. Repeat this process on a smaller scale in the corner of your folded fur to make a small circle opening in the center.
Cut along your marker line through all layers of the fur. This part is super messy! I picked up any of the large pieces of fur that got all over by hand, and vacuumed the rest. After shaking the cut fur a few times, it stopped shedding, which was great.
Cut a long straight line from the center hole to the edge so you can fit your tree skirt around the base of your tree.
You could stop right there and be done. It looks beautiful, no finishing is needed! The fabric under the fur won’t fray or unravel. Most of the Faux Fur tree skirts I found were just simple fur skirts. I wanted a little bit more though. That Rustic glam look… So I decided to take my tree skirt one step further!
I found beautiful metallic gold ribbon in a 2.5 inch width. I wanted to give the skirt a ribbon border.
Step four (optional):
Starting at the cut edge of the tree skirt, use hot glue to attach the ribbon to the underside of the faux fur skirt. Glue the right side of the ribbon to the wrong side of the fabric.
I added a small pleat about every 6 inches to help the ribbon line up around the large circle a little bit better. The hot glue works fantastically on the faux fur fabric. Everything fused very nicely.
Continue around the entire edge of the tree skirt. I used almost the entire 10 yard roll of ribbon. Isn’t that shiny gold so beautiful against the soft ivory fur?!
Now I have a 60 inch gold ribbon trimmed faux fur tree skirt. It took me about an hour to complete it, and I made it for less than $50!
I’d say that’s a pretty huge win right there. I have a pile of lovely faux fur scraps now and I’m looking for ways to use them. I’ve decided that I need to buy another yard and make throw pillows next! And next year, I need to figure out a garland for our giant beautiful tree.
The dog is also pretty obsessed with our new tree skirt. Funny Dobby!