Not all projects are quick and easy ones, but it's ok because they're worth the wait. Today's DIY is a great project. It's pretty easy, but does take about an hour, so you could easily get it done in plenty of time for Christmas.
- a drop cloth
- freezer paper
- fabric paint
- stencil brush
- a paper towel
You will also need:
- sewing machine
- Silhouette machine
Now let's ruffle them. You can use a ruffle attachment if you have one, but if you don't just make them pleated by making small tucks in the fabric and sewing across. Keep pretty close to the raw edge (maybe 1/4 inch from the edge.)
Open it one fold, to 1/4th of the circle, then cut a small bit out of the point, so your tree can fit in.
Run the seam on the outside of the original ruffling seam, so it has a finished look.
Let's put a reindeer on it! You can find the image here.
When you have your image in your Silhouette program, open it up, then choose TRACE WINDOW (mine is a blue box with a yellow outline in the upper right corner.) Click TRACE AREA, then run it over the image to select it. Once it's highlighted, click TRACE OUTER EDGE.
The stencil will curl up a bit, but place it where you want it on the tree skirt.
Then iron it down.
Hope you enjoyed this week's project!
I'd love to see you on my blog at The Shabby Creek Cottage.