As I was perusing holiday catalogs this season, I ran across this West Elm Faux Fur Tree Skirt and was in love with it.
Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware have versions too. I think the West Elm version costs about $80, but I was unable to verify because it is completely sold out online!
I thought about ordering some faux fur fabric online and making my own. However, when I looked into it, the faux fur was about $20 a yard, so I wouldn’t be saving a ton of money making my own.
Then I ran into these faux fur blankets at Marshall’s and I knew I could use them to make a DIY version of this tree skirt. They were only $12.00 each.
I took a major short cut and instead of sewing these from a pattern, I simply did a cut out down the middle so it would spread properly around the tree. Here is what I did.
First, I made a small cut down the center of the throw.
Next, I continued cutting until I almost reached the center of the fabric. I then cut a small diamond shape.
Then I pinned the fabric together all the way down the cut and around the diamond.
I then sewed it together so there would be no fraying. I am by no means an expert in sewing, so if I can do this, anyone can! You really just need to be able to sew a straight line.
Here is the final result:
One throw covered the front of my tree and it requires another to cover the back!
If you can’t sew, you could always just drape a throw around your tree.
I plan to show a holiday home tour of our home next week, including better pictures of our tree. So stay tuned!!