Make a Tree Skirt out of a Girls Dress in 10 minutes flat!

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Make a Christmas tree skirt from a girls dress - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

Do you remember this little Easter dress that I refashioned for Christmas last year?

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Well baby girls has grown  a lot this year and it’s too short now. I set her dress aside in the donate pile until my older daughter freaked out.

“Mom! You’re not recycling this??!”

And I love that she wanted to recycle this.

Plus the kids are in charge of decorating so we did. And it ten minutes we had a snazzy tree skirt just waiting for presents.

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This is super simple:

Remove any sashes, bowes, etc …

Make a Christmas tree skirt from a girls dress - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

… remove bodice and cut straight up the back …

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… making sure all the skirt layers stay attached.

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Fold over and hem raw edges. You could totally cheat and just whip out the hot glue gun, too. Leave the edges plain or go nuts adding ribbon, buttons, etc.

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Sew a gathering stitch along the top edge and gather in nice and tight. Stitch in place.

Make a Christmas tree skirt from a girls dress - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

This little skirt had a flat front with no extra fabric so my skirt doesn’t quite meet in the back.

No big woop. Our tree is up against a wall and you can’t even tell.

See?

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Fuller skirts like these would have enough fabric for a traditional skirt fit.

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So go dig out those outgrown dresses and dress up that tree.

10 min. Christmas tree skirt from a girls dress - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

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12 comments:

  1. You are SO creative! Looks like your daughters are following in your footsteps!

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  2. Your creativity blows my mind Nike!! The way you make beautiful things with what you have on hand...you're amazing.

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  3. Love your ideas, Nike! You have taught your daughters well! Thank you!

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  4. I love this idea! I do a couple of 'Sleigh Rides' on my blog every year featuring great ideas like this. Do you mind if I feature this on one of my rides this year using one of your photos with a link back?

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  5. AWESOME idea!! thank you so much for sharing such wonderful creativity! Happy Holidays to you :)

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  6. Ok, that is just way too cool and I'm heading out to the thrift shops today to look at little girls dresses! Thanks for the super idea and yours turned out so pretty! I've got this linked to my tree skirts post too today, for inspiration - happy holidays!

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  7. Great post . It takes me almost half an hour to read the whole post. Definitely this one of the informative and useful post to me. Thanks for the share.
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Thanks so much for the comment love! I do cartwheels when I read each one. Well, I imagine my pre-pregnancy self doing cartwheels, but you get the idea ...

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