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I love the look of burlap Christmas tree skirts. It completes the whole rustic farmhouse feels of my decor.
The best part is wrapping the tree base in burlap is both cheap and super easy. And we don’t have to mess with straightening a regular tree skirt all season.
So let’s get started.
DIY Burlap Christmas Tree Skirt Supplies
- 2 Yards of Burlap
- 2 Pool Noodles
- Duct Tape
- Jute Twine
- Old Sheets, Newspaper, or other stuffing
- Hot Glue Gun
- Bow or other Embellishments (optional)
Burlap Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial
The first thing we need to do is set up the Christmas Tree base and gather up your supplies. Use duct tape to tape the ends of your two pool noodles together. So now you’ll have one long pool noodle.
Wrap the noodle around the outside of your Christmas Tree Base and mark where you will need to cut off the extra. I used a box cutter to cut mine, sharp scissors will work too, just be careful! After it’s cut, tape the two ends together with your duct tape, so now you have a circle.
Putting It Together
Lay out your 2 yards of burlap and center the Christmas Tree base on it. Put the pool noodle around the base. I wrapped a piece of duct tape around each tree stand leg and attached it to the noodle so it wouldn’t move around.
Now you want to fill in the center of the noodle with some fluff so it will look like a root ball. My plan was to use crumpled newspaper, but hubby burned them all the day before. (sigh) So I went with an old sheet. You can also use stuffing or anything else you have laying around that will make filler.
Grab the four corners of your burlap fabric and bring them up to the tree base. Next, tie them to the base with some jute twine.
That will leave two sides poking out and looking all funky. I simply tucked them under and it looks perfect!
Totally optional, but I made a bow to place on my burlap tree skirt. I hot glued a poinsettia to the center, and then hot glued the whole thing onto the burlap.
Perfect for rustic farmhouse decor, and it won’t’ be destroyed by the dog and kids (hopefully lol)
*Update: It held up all season beautifully. I will totally be doing this again next year. As a matter of fact I just left burlap around the Christmas tree base when I took the tree down. So next year will be even easier!
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Chris Butler has helped thousands of crafters learn how to use their Cricut machine without feeling overwhelmed. She is a best selling author and an up and coming designer. For fun Chris enjoys designing SVG Files, hanging out with her family (preferably at the lake), traveling, and volunteering at her church. She is a wife and mom of two crazy fun kids.