CREATE: felt tree skirt

we decided to be a little different this year in our tree trimming. our old tree was falling about so, i decided on a white tree!  (i was a little nervous about it at first but honestly, i am really loving it.  i bought the pre-lit white tree at walmart for $39...can't beat that kind of a deal)  this also meant i needed a new tree skirt.  this is definitely a more contemporary look and i wanted a tree skirt that went with that idea.  this one is made from felt.  i originally wanted to sew the circles one but realized that was going to be way too time consuming.  aleene's tacky glue did the trick! 

i used an oatmeal felt for the base and actually just used my old tree skirt to trace the circle.  this is a 48" diameter circle so, purchasing 1 1/4 yards of felt would do the trick.  (this skirt turned out to be pretty large. you could definitely do with using 1 yard of fabric and making the skirt 36" in diameter.) then i used 3 sizes of cups to trace circles on sheets of various felt colors.  i cut some of the circles out with regular scissors and others with pinking shears to provide different textures. 

i used an oatmeal felt for the base and actually just used my old tree skirt to trace the circle.  this is a 48" diameter circle so, purchasing 1 1/4 yards of felt would do the trick.  (this skirt turned out to be pretty large. you could definitely do with using 1 yard of fabric and making the skirt 36" in diameter.) then i used 3 sizes of cups to trace circles on sheets of various felt colors.  i cut some of the circles out with regular scissors and others with pinking shears to provide different textures. 

i then randomly laid out the circles, layering some on top of others.  once i found a mix that i liked, i pinned everything down into place. 

i then randomly laid out the circles, layering some on top of others.  once i found a mix that i liked, i pinned everything down into place. 

using a foam brush, i lightly applied glue to the edges of my circles and laid them down in place. 
using a foam brush, i lightly applied glue to the edges of my circles and laid them down in place. 
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now all we need are presents! 

now all we need are presents!