A while ago, I was scanning the remnant section at my local Hancock Fabrics and found something lovely:
Rabbit fur!!! (rabbit not included) Everything in the remnant section is 75% off, so this 1/4 yard of fur turned out to be $1.25. I think I can handle that.
As soon as I saw it, I had a great plan for it involving my Christmas tree. But I still needed some more fabric before I could begin my project.
Enter Hobby Lobby. With my 40% off coupon in hand, I bought a beautiful piece of dark red velvet. Gorgeous.
Let the Christmas tree skirt project begin!!!
I followed her directions and folded my red velvet into quarters:
After I took my daughter off of it I trimmed the edges and “dulled” the corners a bit:
I cut the corner off to fit my tree stand:
And cut a slit down the middle so I could wrap it around the stand:
Then I hemmed all the edges:
Here comes the furry part!! I followed Kate’s directions, cut my fur into strips, hemmed the short edges (actually I goofed on this part…note to self: skipping directions doesn’t always = saving time), and sewed the fur to my velvet.
Here’s the state of my carpet after cutting the fur into strips:
Oh yes. And here’s the state of my pants.
(If you follow me on facebook, you probably already saw those pics. But I just couldn’t resist showing them again. It looks like a rabbit killing went on in my house. Kind of.)
Sidenote: Did you know that packing tape works amazingly well at getting fur off of pants? Keep this in mind. It will come in handy if you’re wearing black at a party this season and holding a rabbit. Simply grab the nearest roll of packing tape (or better yet, keep a roll in your purse) and start ridding yourself of every piece of fur. Then return the rabbit to its’ cage (or pass it on to someone else who’s wearing black) and return to the party. You’ll thank me for this later.
It was definitely worth the furry-ness on my pants and carpet, though. Here’s the skirt around our tree:
And a closer look:
It makes me happy. oh, and I hope you like the 2 presents we currently have under our tree…
If you want to make your own fur-lined Christmas tree skirt, definitely check out Kate’s tutorial!
And if you need any scotch tape afterwards, come ask me. I’ve got plenty.
Looking for more crafts? Check out my super easy knock-off Pottery Barn decor made from cardboard!