Make your own DIY tree skirt with this simple tutorial. I will even teach you how to get a beautiful blush pink using avocado peels and skins.
I am digging the current blush trend and have loved the soft touch of pink it has added to my house! Turns out creating your own DIY tree skirt is really simple and very economical!
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I have some DIY avocado dyed ornaments and wanted to add a big of the same color somewhere else in my decor. I decided a tree skirt would be a good solution!
What You Need for You Avocado Dyed DIY Tree Skirt
- 1 yard white natural fabric (cotton, linen, silk, etc.)
- 4-5 avocado pits and skins
- Optional – Serger
Start by cutting out a 36″x36″ square if your fabric wasn’t already cut to a yard.
Next you will cut your square into a circle. Mine isn’t a perfect circle but what I did was fold it into a triangle by folding along the diagonal, than folding it on the opposite diagonal to make a smaller triangle. I then rounded the pointy edges. It gave me a pretty decent looking circle!
Then I cut the tip with while it was still folded to make a smaller hole.
I unfolded my skirt and cut one straight line so I could open it to wrap around the base of my tree.
Next you will serge all the raw edges! You could also just fold them over and sew them with a normal sewing machine or you could leave the edges raw. The fabric I used kind of crinkled and I know it makes cool raw edges because I used it that way for a table runner!
Once you’ve washed your skirt, start boiling your avocado pits and skins.
I wadded my skirt into a ball and tied a rubber band around it to give it a little variation in color.
After it comes to a boil, bring it down to a simmer and put in your skirt.
Let it sit like this for an hour. Turn your heat off and let it sit 8 or more hours.
Take it out and rinse it. Give it another good wash and put it under your tree!
I love the natural soft touch this gave the base of my tree.
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