DIY Faux Fur Tree Skirt

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As I was perusing holiday catalogs this season, I ran across this West Elm Faux Fur Tree Skirt and was in love with it.

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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.

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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.

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Next, I continued cutting until I almost reached the center of the fabric.  I then cut a small diamond shape.

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Then I pinned the fabric together all the way down the cut and around the diamond.

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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:

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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!!

I am linking this project up to a Holiday Craft Link Party over at Hi Sugarplum and Michaela Noelle Designs.  You should definitely check it out for tons of DIY holiday inspiration!

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