Handprint Christmas Tree Skirt
Activity DesignerJami Milton
Looking back on Christmas as a kid, it occurs to me I remember more about the simple rituals of decorating the tree, baking, and playing board games with family than I do about any particular present. Now that I have my own kids, I take plenty of opportunity to create memorable traditions for our family. I never got around to buying a Christmas tree skirt, which is a good thing since now we can make one together.
What You'll Need
- ribbon (optional - for adding a border )
How We Did It
Once upon a time, I could sew. I even sewed my own costumes during my theatre days in high school. But as most unpracticed skills go, I've grown awkward with a needle and thread. Accordingly, Fabric Fusion has become my best friend when it comes to making costumes for my kids. My adhesive friend saves the day again for my new tree skirt as well.
For the handprints, my son picked out his favorite felt color, and of course he went for kelly green! It's a nice contrast to my red skirt. He traced his own handprints using chalk and then we cut his handprints out. The reason I chose felt for the handprints instead of paint is because of our darling baby.