If there’s anything I love more than decorating for the winter holidays (I have a serious twinkle light problem, ask my boyfriend), it’s mini things.
So, combine the two, and I will be the happiest almost-30-year-old in the ornament-filled world. If you’re making a windowsill or tabletop vignette using mini trees and figurines, add a layer of authenticity and “awwwww” by making your own mini Christmas tree skirt.
- Mini tree (I used a bottle brush one, but props to you if you’ve gotten your hands on an actual living tiny tree)
- Top fabric (I used Coats & Clark Poinsettia & Holly — LIght Snow print)
- Sewing Machine
Step 1: Trace Templates and Cut Out
Find a circular template that is larger than the base of the tree branches. Mine happened to be a small saucer, which was extremely convenient. If you can’t find a plate if your cupboards that happens to be the perfect size, you might try making your own circular template with a pencil and some string.
You’ll want a circular piece of fabric in the top fabric you chose as well as the felt.
Step 2: Fold and Cut
Following the steps below, fold each circle into quarters. Snip the point off; this will make the hole in the middle of your tree skirt for the tree trunk. Last, cut a slit from the edge of the circle to the hole in the middle.
Step 3: Sew Ribbons in Place
Sew the ribbons (these serve as the ties for the skirt that hold it together) in place. They’re so small that pinning is unnecessary. Simply hold them in place and sew them securely to the bottom (felt, for me) fabric.
Two should be plenty, even if your skirt is much bigger than mine.
Step 4: Add Top Fabric
Pin the top fabric, right side up, to the base. Using a zigzag stitch, sew around the exterior edge, up both sides of the slit and around the inner hole.
Now add it to an adorably tiny tree, you masterful creature.