Nothing says winter wonderland like sparkling snowflakes beneath the Christmas tree. Your friends and family will never believe that you made this bejeweled tree skirt easily at home. It’s a perfect project to do with the kids this Christmas season.
What You’ll Need:
White felt (60 square inches)
1 bulldog clip
Pencil or dark Tailor’s chalk
1) Fold the felt in half to create a triangle. Fold the triangle in half to create another smaller triangle.
2) Use a bulldog clip to attach one end of a long string to the folded corner of the fabric. Tie the string to the top of the pencil. This becomes your guide. Holding the string taut, draw an arc with the pencil. Cut along the pencil marks.
3) With the fabric still folded, and using the small plate as a guide, trace an arc onto the folded, 90-degree corner, of the felt. Leave it folded, and use scissors to cut along the trace marks.
4) Unfold the felt halfway, and cut a slit along one of the folds. This will allow you to wrap the tree skirt around the base of the tree.
5) Set the 60 inch diameter skirt aside while you make the snowflakes.
Gail printed out a snowflake pattern she found online. Using cellophane tape, she secured the pattern to the felt and cut out twenty-two snowflakes. Unlike regular tape, cellophane tape allows the pattern to be removed easily and without damaging the felt.
Next, she outlined the snowflakes with glitter glue.
She turned square rhinestones onto the diagonal, forming a diamond, and attached them to the points of each snowflake using glue.