Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

pinecone lodge christmas tree skirt

Step 1
Fold one 36" x 36" felt square into quarters and lay the folded squares on the working surface so that the second fold forms the left side of the square, and the four free corners are at the top right. 
 
Measure 18" from the bottom left corner up to the top right corner. Measure 18" again from the bottom left corner to a spot about halfway between the top left corner and top right corner, and mark it. Finally, measure 18" from the bottom left corner to a spot about halfway between the top right corner and the bottom right corner. Mark this spot.
 
There should now be a total of three marks. Use a pen (or marker) to draw a semicircle, beginning at the top left corner, passing through each of the three marks and ending at the bottom right corner. This line should look like one quarter of a circle.
 
Cut along this curved line and discard the excess on the outside of the semicircle. 
Step 2
Place a drinking glass (or small bowl) upside down on the folded square’s bottom left corner. Arrange it so that about a quarter of it covers the felt corner. With a pen (or marker), trace around the glass (or bowl) to make a second, smaller semicircle.
 
Cut along this curved line and discard the excess on the inside of the semicircle.
 
Unfold the fabric completely. There should be a large felt circle with a small hole at its center. Use scissors to trim the circle’s edges if necessary.
 
Repeat previous steps with the second piece of felt to create a second circle. Lay one on top of the other and tack them together with hot glue. Cut a straight line from the edge to the center hole to create an opening for the tree skirt. 
Step 3
TIP: To create a larger tree skirt, work with both 36" x 36" pieces at the same time. Place one on top of the other so that they are offset by a few inches. One felt square should stick out a few inches further at bottom left. The other should stick out a few inches further at top right. Use hot glue to tack the two pieces together, and treat them as one larger square. Fold the square into quarters as in Step 1. Follow Steps 1-7 to create the tree skirt, but extend the measurement as far as possible beyond 18" in order to make a wider skirt.
 
Use hot glue to attach jingle bells in lines that radiate outward from the center of the skirt. Place five bells per line. Use the smaller bells for the four closer to the center of the skirt, and use a larger bell for the one closest to the outer edge of the skirt. Let dry.  
Step 4
For the braided trim, measure the circumference of the outer edge of the tree skirt. Cut 48 pieces of yarn in that length, and separate them into three equal groups of 16" lengths of yarn. Braid the three sets together, knotting both ends with an overhand knot.
 
TIP: Keep the ends of the yarn rolled up as you work. This will make it easier to braid such long pieces.
 
Arrange the braid along the outer edge of the tree skirt, so that it covers the cut edge of the felt. Use hot glue to tack the braid into place.
 
Project Note: This project is featured on the Pinecone Lodge Christmas Tree. Click here for materials and instructions, or inspiration, for this tree.
 
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    • Color: Clear
    • Size: 0.28" x 4"
    • Count: 18
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  • Ruler or Measuring Tape
  • Pen or Marker
  • Drinking Glass (or Small Bowl)
  • Scissors
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