For as long as I can remember I have ADORED anything tiny. When I was trying to come up with a project for this blog hop I thought it would be fun to think little. Every well decorated tree has it's own lovely tree skirt to finish it off and I thought it would be fun to make a little tree skirt for a little tree!
|wool tree skirt|
1. A small artificial tree (mine is about 14" tall)
*It came with the base wrapped in burlap which I removed to reveal a "rustic" wooden base.
2. Wool -
black - about 12" x 12"
gold - 2" x 6"
green - 4" x 6"
red - 2" x 4"
3. Pinking shears and small sharp scissors
4. Fusible web
*I used Soft Fuse®
5. A white, or light, marking tool.
6. A dinner plate for a template
*or something round between 10 1/2" - 11 1/2"
7. Thread to match the wool - gold, red and green
8. Floss to match the gold wool
LET'S GET STARTED!
Place the dinner place on the black wool and trace around it with the light marking tool -
Cut out the circle using the pinking shears -
Fold the circle into quarters and snip off the folded point about 1/2" from point then unfold-
Fold the circle in half and cut along the fold from the edge to the center on ONE side. Trim the snipped whole to a circle if needed -
Trace 12 holly leaves, 5 stars and 18 berries onto the paper side of the fusible web.
Iron the pieces to the appropriate wool color using a hot dry iron -
Cut out the shapes.
Peel off the paper backing.
Arrange on the black circle.
Press to adhere the shapes to the wool. This is more of a temporary hold.
Using matching thread whip stitch the pieces in place.
For the red berries double the thread and make a French knot (wrapping the needle 3 times, in the center of the circle.
Using 3 strands of the gold floss make two lines of running stitches around the edge of the skirt.
If you really want to get into it how about wrapping some tiny presents! Or find a little train to run around the base of the tree. The possibilities are endless! I would love to see pictures of what creative ideas you come up with.
Click HERE for the mini Christmas Tree Skirt pattern.
Now it's time to bake up some Snickerdoodles! These were my boys favorites (and mine too).
For a printable copy of the recipe click HERE.
|I wish I could make this a scratch and sniff for you!|
Thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Make sure you hop over to Crabapple Hill tomorrow! I can't wait to see what darling thing she has in store for us!