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Pretty, Pretty Pleats

Quite a few people asked me how I made the tree skirt from my previous post. It all started when I spotted a similar no-sew ruffle skirt project on Pinterest, pinned it, and decided to give it a try. I chose to go with pleats instead of large ruffles in order to achieve a more tailored look. Pleats always remind me of my wedding gown :)

This was a relatively easy project, but it did take a fair amount of time to complete. The most tedious part was carefully measuring and cutting 4 yards of fabric into 3" strips. I used shimmery blue-grey linen in hopes of creating "waves" under the ocean section of our tree. The best part about this project is the fact that it doesn't require a stitch of sewing whatsoever! All you need is a glue gun and a bunch of glue sticks, and you're good to go.

I didn't make a tutorial because there are already tons of fantastic ones out there. Here's a great tutorial if you're interested in making a tree skirt of your own!

Wonka was very curious and tried to keep me company, but he got sleepy a few hours in.

7 hours (and several burnt fingers) later...

Voila! We have a tree skirt!



Have you guys heard of Pinterest? I stumbled upon this site while it was still in private beta mode and joined the wait list out of curiosity.

Pinterest launched several months back, and at first, I didn't understand the point of the site. Since we blog to share the things we love, re-posting them on a separate site seemed a bit redundant. But when I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about, I discovered an entirely new thrill of sharing ideas and being continuously inspired by others. I've been hooked ever since!

Pinterest is a social catalog. It's a place where people can share ideas, tips, photos, and links. Any time you find a "pin" that makes your heart sing, you can "re-pin" it and categorize it to your own board of choice.

While you have the option to edit the description field, each "pin" will also link to its original source. Brilliant! I've always kept folders on my desktop for cataloging ideas and inspiration, each file meticulously labled with original sources. I've taken those folders and created counterpart boards on my Pinterest, and it has totally simplified my collecting experience.

Here's a link to my board. I know it all sounds complicated and confusing, but the best way to understand Pinterest is to just try it. I promise you won't regret it. Let me know if you'd like an invite!