Start with a ready-made skirt and the sky is the limit on what you can do with some craft felt, jewels and a hot-glue gun.

Step 1

Gather Materials

Most large department stores have ready-made blank felt tree skirts in seasonal colors. You can always make one as well. Scalloped edges are a must. You will also need an assortment of craft felt.

Step 2

Cut Hexagons

A collection of vintage Jewel Brite ornaments was the inspiration for this tree skirt. These distinct designs from the 60s are tiny little foil-lined dioramas often in a diamond shape. The first step is to cut felt in the hexagon shape.

Step 3

Make Pattern Templates

Use paper to create patterns for the felt. Use classic, simple shapes like angels, trees, French horns, bells, etc.

Step 4

Lay Out Patterns

When you have all your patterns cut, lay them out and set aside.

Step 5

Add a Glittery Middle Layer

Use silver canvas sheets to cut slightly smaller hexagons. Split that into four sections so that it gives the illusion of a diamond. Adhere these to your felt diamonds with glue. Then glue the patterns on top of the glitter canvas. 

Step 6

Adhere Patterns to Skirt

Glue the appliques onto your tree skirt. Feel free to sew or embroider, but the beauty of this skirt is that it is entirely no-sew.

Step 7


Using glue, sequins and gem stones embellish your tree skirt. The more sparkle the better. Sequin ribbon by the yard is great for adding trim around the edge of the skirt.

Step 8

Retro-Inspired Christmas Tree Skirt

Retro-Inspired Christmas Tree Skirt

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Photo by: Jen Perkins

Jen Perkins

Wrap Tree Base

Place your tree skirt around your tree. It is almost too cute to put gifts on top of isn’t it?