Burlap Tree Skirt

I love the classic look of a burlap tree skirt, but most of the tree skirts I found in the stores were more than I wanted to pay.  They can range anywhere from $20 to even $50.  So I found a cheaper way.

While shopping at Hobby Lobby, I found this burlap gift bag for only $7 and got an idea.  I figured that I could use the bag to make a tree skirt of my own.

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I folded the bag in half and then cut out a pie shape piece (see below).  I also cut a small piece out on the corner in order to create a hole for the tree.

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I was not sure how this was going to turn out, but had planned on sewing the four corner pieces together to make the tree skirt.  Turns out that when I unfolded the piece, it was already the shape I needed.  I did not plan it this way, but it worked out and saved me some time.  In order to make this happen, you just have cut along the folds.

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Finally, I cut a slit down the tree skirt so that it could go around the tree.  I did not do anything to finish off the edges or to prevent it from unraveling, but will probably do something in the future.

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Christmas Candle Holders

Christmas Crafting continues with these quick and easy candle holders made from recycled wine bottles.  I used red acrylic paint to paint the entire bottle red and then used a puff-paint pen to draw on the snowflakes.  The snowflakes aren’t perfect, but that’s okay since every snowflake is different.

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Finally, I added the gold candles to make them look more elegant. I also plan to use a clear, glossy finish spray to give the candle holders some shine and preserve them a bit.

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If you like this craft check out my other candles holders here.