Last year my sis-in-law sent me a link to a tutorial showing how to create a no-sew, ruffled tree skirt. I was so excited to give it a try. After hours (and hours) of sitting on the living room floor with strips of fabric, my glue gun, and working through glue stick after glue stick, I had finished my own. I love how it turned out!
Think you are up for the task? It really wasn't difficult to pull together. So grab your glue gun and a good movie! HGTV has the tutorial HERE.
The fabric that I used did not fray too much once cut, so I was able to eliminate the need to use a fray-blocking glue along the edge. If you choose a fabric that does fray a bit, you can also choose to cut it on the bias instead of along the grain to keep it from fraying.
Secondly, I felt that 2" strips made very short looking ruffles. I thought the ruffles in the tutorial image had to be thicker than 2". I used 3" strips.
When creating the ruffles, I laid glue in short sections at a time. After letting the glue cool briefly, I would lay the strip in place and pinched the fabric into ruffles over top of the glue.
A beautiful addition to our Christmas collection!