This weekend we are hosting a friends Thanksgiving, which has given me a perfect excuse…
This is that time of year when we start thinking of ways to share the spirit of giving with our loved ones by coming up with gift ideas for them. In stead of buying new things at a store, I enjoy making presents I know they will enjoy. And since sewing is one of my favorite hobbies, I came up with this holiday tree skirt and table runner for someone special. Except I can’t tell you who or that would ruin the surprise!
These two pieces are not typically items we’d think to buy for ourselves so I thought they would be a special treat to make for someone else. The best part is, I made them for free with fabric I already had on hand.
To make a table runner, all you need is a longer piece of fabric that is about 14 inches wide. Hem the edges and add any decorative elements you’d like. I cut out white snowflakes out of felt and after gluing them on with fabric glue, I sewed them on with white thread to secure them to the runner. For the edges I added silver ribbon for a metallic glimmer.
This was the first time I tried ruffling the ribbon. I say it came out pretty good.
For the matching holiday tree skirt, I pieced together more of the red fabric into a circle with a small hole in the center for the tree trunk. I hemmed the edges and added a white piece of fabric as a trim, along with more silver ribbon to tie the table runner and skirt together.
I love that these cost me nothing but a little time. It’s so fun to see what you can come up with as a gift idea, even if you buy your own fabric and embellishments to make a new-sew tree skirt or table runner. I bet the recipient will love them.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. See all of the free projects I’ve made with items I already have in my craft closet HERE.