Christmas decorating is in full swing! If you happen to live in a small apartment and are anxiously wondering where you are going to fit a tree or even if you are looking to add x-mas pizzazz to a vignette in your large home, consider purchasing a small-scale tree. A tree of this type fits easily on any table, is about 2 feet in height, and is the perfect excuse to go sparkly & colorful & v-v-v-v-vintage!!
This little cutie spoke to me from it’s Target shelf & said, “Pick me! I’m only $8 and will add so much Christmas joy to your humble home!” I fell in love immediately; so on-trend with its brassy tone and delightfully vintage in style!
After some thought, I decided to craft a vintage-inspired tree skirt a la 1950’s made of off-white felt with a pink and gold color palette. (All the materials pictured were purchased at Joann Fabrics & cost about $25.)
I started by cutting a circle of felt and then just cutting a straight line to the halfway mark. This skirt is about 14″ across which would be proportional to any table tree.
Then, I attached gold rikrak to a gorgeous pink puff ball trim with fabric glue, and then attached that to the skirt. Rikrak is such a vintage material and, I must say, adds quite a festive, expensive- looking feel! This is like the decadent frosting on a cupcake!
Next, I wanted to add some cute felt reindeer cutouts in a very light pink. (The shape of the reindeer was very important. I used this template but made some modifications to the chest because I wanted them to have a more feminine silhouette.) After some careful cutting, the end result was so precious!
Finally, I added a little ribbon “harness” to the reindeer’s necks with a mini jingle bell. Cuteness overload! Gold ribbons are the finishing touch and…
Voila! A darling little tree dressed in her adorable custom skirt;)
What Christmas crafts are you trying this year? Share with me on Instagram ❤
xoxo chloe ella