I saw this idea on pinterest last year, and I absolutely fell in love. The very best part? It required ZERO sewing!!! I actually saw a pin of a pin of a pin of a pin....a sign it's the reaaally good stuff. Here is the pin. The other folks who tried this out used some cheap muslin. I went even cheaper and used some old curtains I gave new life. I cut a square.
I folded in half, then again, and sort of cut a circle, and then one in the center, and then cut a line to wrap around the tree. You could add ties. I didn't.
Next up, cut strips out of additional fabric measuring about three inches. Squish it and create ruffles as you are gluing it down. I actually used the ruffles from the old curtains.
Row one down, and then I went in about an inch and started all over again.
The original tuturial has even more ruffles, but I didn't need a very big skirt b/c it's going around a little woodland themed tree that somehow entered my world a few years ago....I guess I was going through a woodsy pine cone stage. BUT....I'm digging the skirt. The ruffles I used were finished, but just raw fabric would still be really beautiful. Someday the woodland tree may get a vintage makeover, and this skirt is staying.