My latest? A tree skirt, of course! My plain-o green skirt from Wal-Mart simply won't do (even though it will be completely covered by presents). Pinterest boasts beautiful, home-made tree skirts around every corner...and I caved.
This was an almost free project for me since I already had aforementioned tree skirt and some fabric - a brand new white curtain from Ikea that my dog mangled before I could ever hang it up. I just cut around the less than desireable parts and had more than enough fabric for my newest time-wasting, but holiday-cheer-inducing project. (Do you like the way I just glossed right over the dog mangling part? It's like I didn't even get furious and cry and beat my head against the coffee table wondering why we ever got a dog...why our dog would purposefully ruin my life...)
Here's what we started out with.
Next step, have your friend cut out lots of three inch strips of fabric. If you don't have a friend willing to do this....I'm sorry. You can't have mine. Then who would cut my fabric? Jamie is amazing. And she made a tree skirt as well...check it out.
If you don't happen to have a pair of dog-eaten white curtains handy, you'll need about four yards of fabric. The lighter-weight the fabric, the easier it is to glue. I suppose you could make the strips wider and do fewer of them, but I did three inch strips...the longer the better (for less starting and stopping during the glueing process).
At the ends, just wrap your fabric around the back and glue.
I kept all my rows about an inch apart.
Flipped it back over, and shazaam! Done!
So what do you think? Had any Pinterest-inspired projects lately? Or perhaps I should ask...any projects that you actually came up with your own brain power? Kudos to you. I think a brain surgeon would find a big ol' red and white "P" in my noggin these days.