ruffled drop cloth Christmas tree skirt

 ok, this project rocks my socks off. no lie. i’m totally in LOVE with my new Christmas tree skirt!! hello beautifulness. it turned out 20 times more awesome than i imagined in my head. {and that doesn’t always happen….} this is all thanks to Laurie, an avid Craftaholics Anonymous reader, who gave me the brialliant idea to make something using a painter’s drop cloth. i fell in love with the idea, but didn’t have the right project for a drop cloth…..until last Sunday. we were putting up our Christmas tree {yeah, we were a bit slow dusting off the tree this year} and a light bulb clicked in my head….and i knew exactly what i would make using a drop cloth.a Christmas tree skirt! 

and it couldn’t be just a regular ol’ skirt, it had to have ruffles. it had to. it’s totally shabby chic and earthy….and ridiculously gorgeous.
 but the absolute best part is, it is really, really easy to make. and yup, you guessed it, i will be writing a tutorial for this lovely tree skirt :) {you know i luv ya right?} i will try and get it written asap with christmas just around the corner, but i can’t promise anything with a 2 month old and a just turned 2 years old around :o)

happy {holiday} crafting!

PS only 17 days left till Christmas! yikes.

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    now that is nice!!

  2. 2
    The Rusty Teapot

    Linda that is sooooo nice, it's different to other skirts I've seen. I love the way you made the ruffle. A tutorial would be great but don't worry yourself, you sound like you have your hands full right now.xx

  3. 3
    The Rusty Teapot

    Linda that is sooooo nice, it's different to other skirts I've seen. I love the way you made the ruffle. A tutorial would be great but don't worry yourself, you sound like you have your hands full right now.xx

  4. 4
    Kelli @ RTSM

    I love it! I have been wanting to attempt a tree skirt for a few years, but I never seem to find the time! I would love to know how you made those great ruffles:)

  5. 5
    pk @ Room Remix

    This is a very pretty tree skirt! I like the ruffle detail. Would not have known it was a drop cloth at first glance, either.

  6. 6

    I cannot wait for the tutorial! I'm having such an issue finding a tree skirt to fit my live tree….this is perfect!! :)

  7. 7

    Your right, it did turn out lovely – just perfect for down to earth and gorgeous at the same time.

  8. 8

    Linda, I know I rarely comment, although I think EVERYTHING you make is completely adorable!! But this one has me DYING to figure out how to use my stupid sewing machine and learn how to sew!!!! (Yes I have a machine but can't sew. Jason bought me one for Christmas last year so I could learn. It's been gathering dust ever since…) I HAVE to have one of these under my tree right this minute! My goal this weekend is to figure out my machine in time for your tutorial!!!!!!

  9. 9

    Thx because I need to make one and keep putting it off until I find the one I want to make. Yeah!!!! The poor tree looks awful with just a sheet under it

  10. 10

    Zowie Wowie!!! SO cute! think of the the additional ways you could embellish it…..Eeeek!!!
    I HEART the ruffles!

  11. 11
    Jenny's Little Bowtique

    This is sooo cute! I can't wait to see the tutorial! I totally underestand trying to get things done with little ones around though. I've got an 8 month old and a 22 month old….and a husband in the Navy who's gone A LOT!!!

  12. 12
    Heather Johnson

    I was going to make a new tree skirt for our tree this week. Looks like I am going to wait until your tutorial comes out because this is fantastic. Can't wait.

  13. 13
    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Linda, it's gorgeous!!! :) Great job!

  14. 14

    Love this!

  15. 15
    Mandy [Mandipidy]

    This is gorgeous Linda! I've been wanting to make a tree skirt, but [believe it or not] I'm afraid of sewing in circles! Looking forward to your tutorial! :]

  16. 16
    Jen @

    Linda – that is gorgeous!!! Will you make me one??? I love it.


  17. 17

    Seriously – LOVE this!!! Totally love! You rock!

  18. 18
    Tricia - A Rosy Note

    Oh, this looks nice!

  19. 19
    Angela Brian

    loving everything about this!

  20. 20

    I'm so looking forward to that tutorial!

  21. 21

    Love your tree skirt…fabulous!!
    I am in need of a tree skirt for my tree??!! So looking forward to the tutorial!! Hurry up!

  22. 22
    Amy Augeri

    If only I knew how to sew! This is beautiful.

  23. 23

    Tutorial please! I need to make a tree skirt, the plastic base just isn’t cutting it.