Felt Poinsettia Tree Skirt

testLiving in a third story apartment with no elevator, I never bothered with a Christmas tree because it was just too much hassle. Now that we have one, I was shocked at how expensive tree skirts are! The first year we bought a cheap felt skirt, and I did not love the way it looked. A little brainstorming later, I spent about $5 on felt, glue and beads and transformed the skirt into something much prettier.

Unfortunately, I finished this project before I started blogging, so I don’t have great photos.

MATERIALS

  • Felt tree skirt (or you could use a large piece of felt cut in a circle)
  • Felt
  • Hot glue & glue gun
  • Beads
  • Scrap paper
  • Scissors

Using a piece of scrap paper, cut out a petal shape and trace it on the flower felt. Cut out the petals – I needed about 300 for this project! Glue four petals in a cross shape, overlapping the petals slightly. Next, glue four more petals onto the flower, pinching the glued side slightly to give the flowers a little definition.  I burnt my fingers quite a bit, so I ended up using a pair of scissors to push each petal into the hot glue as I went. Finish the flowers with a few beads in the middle.

Complete the project by gluing the flowers around the outside of the skirt. I had some extra flowers left over, so I glued them onto pipe cleaners to make tree picks. They are adorable!

This project was cheap, but a little time consuming. I plan on using the skirt for many holidays to come, so it was worth it!

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