Avoid a holiday meltdown—we’ve got an oh-so-easy and oh-so-mod DIY tree skirt project to save the day. It’s no secret that our friend Krys Melo, the photographer/interior stylist and blogger of Melodrama, has great style and is a talented crafter. Today, we’re sharing her no-sew tutorial for a mod tree skirt!

P.S. Have you seen her holiday house tour? Of not, click here!

 

Is the base of your tree looking a little...bare? Make a DIY tree skirt with as much mod style as your vintage ornament collection, courtesy of our friend Krys Melo of Melodrama. Atomic Ranch
By Krys Melo of Melodrama

DIY Tree Skirt Made Mod

What you’ll need:

  • A couple of yards of 72″ felt (to make the circle tree skirt)
  • Pieces of felt in various colors to create curved rhombus shapes that were popular in the 1950s and ’60s.
  • Fabric glue (to adhere the shapes to the felt skirt)
  • Scissors

 

Is the base of your tree looking a little...bare? Make a DIY tree skirt with as much mod style as your vintage ornament collection, courtesy of our friend Krys Melo of Melodrama. Atomic Ranch
By Krys Melo of Melodrama | “Every couple of years I make a new Christmas tree skirt using felt and other embellishments,” Krys says. “It’s a simple project that requires no sewing and is super fun to make. This one was inspired by the colors and shapes of the atomic 1950s and ’60s.

What you’ll do:

  1. Cut your foundation felt into a circle. The easiest way to do this is to fold your felt into quarters (fold in half, and then fold in half again the other way). Starting at the folded corner, measure how big you want the skirt to be. I measured mine at 27 inches.

 

  1. Keep marking your measurement until you get to the other side. Mark the corner to make the hole for the middle. If done properly, you should have a circle tree skirt.

 

  1. Cut pieces of felt in different colors into curved rhombus shapes. Adhere the shapes to the felt skirt using the fabric glue.

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Want more?

If you like the idea of adding a Mid Century vibe to your Christmas home this year, check out our sister magazine’s annual special, Vintage Holiday. It has information on Christmas collectibles and home tours to get your MCM inspiration flowing.