Burlap Sack Tree Skirt

I have recently obtained a large number of old burlap sacks, so many that they are spilling all over my garage. Not a bad problem to have! Although, I came to the conclusion that I need to start grabbing some of these burlap sacks and finding fun ways to use them. So I started with these Burlap Sack Tree Skirts.
I grabbed a couple burlap sacks that I thought would make good tree skirts. I especially love the potato sack on the right, perfect colors for a Christmas tree skirt!!!

The first step was cutting out a piece of the burlap sacks into large circles. There are several ways to accomplish this, I choose to use a large circular item to trace to make the circle. 

Once the circle was made, I cut a straight line up one of the sides of the circle and ended in the middle of the circle. I used another, smaller, object to trace another circle in the middle. Using the cut up the side, I cut out the smaller circle to make a space for the trunk of the tree.

I wanted the edges of the burlap skirt to look finished and I wanted to avoid fraying. So I grabbed some white ruffled quilt binding to add to all the edges. I grabbed my favorite sewing tool (my glue gun) and added the binding around all of the edges. 
Once the ruffles were added my pretty burlap tree skirt was ready to place under my tree!

Please excuse my sad little tree. We decided to not do a big tree this year because we are going out of town for Christmas. So for the purpose of these photos….I used my little tree.

I love the pretty white ruffles paired with the burlap. They add a pretty feminine touch to these rough industrial bags. 
It’s amazing how these once useful and purposeful sacks can look so….pretty, sitting there under a sparkly Christmas tree.

Do you have a blah tree skirt? Why not give a Burlap Sack Tree Skirt a try?

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Comments

  1. Those are so wonderful! Nice departure from the boring tree skirt I have under our tree. Lol! Love them!

    Jeanine

  2. I just love this! I especially like the California one seeing as I live in California!

  3. I’m so jealous! Where did you get all those bags?

  4. I got a bit tears eyed. You see I knew the secretary for the Ryan potatoes. One farmer who grew other crops too said the price wasn’t worth the price of harvest so as a Sunday School teacher to his daughter, he said to get all I wanted. My Dad and I had fun digging them up and my Dad, an old farmer from way back had many a potato sack on hand. So to see your California potato sack so new…and unused…I wonder how someone ever collected them from around the world. To become a beautiful piece of Americana in your home. Oh please don’t think of them as just potato sacks. I think of that farmer whose potato fields sat where alas my house now sits… Kinda sad but its how times change!! And potato sacks become collectibles for art projects 🙂
    Gwen

  5. I love them! My favorite is the red and green one too, I’m going to have to keep this in mind for next year!

    Tania

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