Since this is my first year to put up a tree (yay!), I didn’t own a tree skirt. And, as I mentioned on Monday, I’m on a major budget for decorating this Christmas. So this got me to thinking about what I could do to make my own tree skirt. Enter Cable Knit sweater.

I knew I wanted white or cream to contrast with the wood floors and, let’s be honest, to not show dog hair. It shows up on EVERYTHING, right?! Ugh. Anyway…

I went to Goodwill and grabbed this XL cable knit men’s sweater for $6. I picked this one specifically for it’s size and that the cable knit was all over the sweater (meaning front, back, and arms).

This was surprisingly harder to capture a tutorial of than I realized. But, here goes anyway…let me know if you’ve got questions.

I cut straight up the side seams and up the under side of the arms.

Then I sewed the raw edges to the raw sides. Next, I cut straight up the front and cut out the mock turtleneck zipper.

Lastly, I just placed it around the tree and arranged it until it looked nicely. I might make some adjustments later, but I’m not the best seamstress.

It was a fun project and I don’t feel like you can even tell it was a sweater in it’s previous life. Or can you? Thoughts?




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