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Here's a special craft to make your Christmas tree spectacular. Using a combination of premium 35% ivory wool felt, and olive eco-fi Classicfelt, this tree skirt is affordable and easy to make. 

Materials you will need:
  • Felt-- total depends on the diameter you want your tree skirt to be. Mine is appx. 40," and I used about 7 yards of ivory, and 2 yards of olive. This fabric can be found on bolts, or in 8.5" x 11" sheets-- the sheets are available in a wider variety of colors, so may be a good choice for any accent flowers.
  • 4mm pearl beads
  • Needle and thread to match your felt
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Optional:
              Patience. Band Aids. Bacitracin.
 
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Step 1:

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  1. Begin with length of felt that is 8.5" tall. 
  2. Fold in half, pressing the fold line to make a faint crease. 
  3. You may prepare a template for the following step if desired, but I just winged it :) Cut 4.25" tall elongated football shapes, as shown. When you're finished, you will be left with 8 leaf shapes.

Step 2:

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  1. Taking a single petal, fold in half lengthwise.
  2. Using a very small dot of hot glue, glue the center of the petal together, being careful not to glue the edges.
  3. When the glue is dry, you can partially open up the petal as shown.
I suggest stopping at this point, and making as many petals this far as you can. Not all your petals will need Step 3.

Step 3:

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  1. Still holding the portion you glued, fold the outer edges back towards your thumb.
  2. Turn the petal over, and in the crease you just made, dab a small dot of glue and press. Repeat for the other half of the petal.


You're now one third of the way through your first poinsettia blossom!
HollyMann9 months ago
That is GORGEOUS! I LOVE IT!!!
Oh, just beautiful!