Mini Christmas Tree Fun – Tree Skirt and Button Ornaments

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Learn more about a tree skirt and button ornaments to adorn the Legacy Patterns Wooly Tree – a miniature Christmas tree.

I recently posted a blog about making a miniature tree by Legacy Patterns called A Year of Wooly Trees Christmas – December. To read about its construction, please read Mini Christmas Tree fun – Making the Tree.


The last blog entitled Mini Christmas Tree Fun – Making the Tree described how to make the tree. A lovely star ornament was added to the top and a wooden base used for a stand.

Also included in the pattern were instructions and templates for a tree skirt sized just right for the 18″ tree. The JOY was supposed to be a tree topper, but I chose to use the star. I appliquéd the word to the tree skirt instead. The bells and holly are adhered with fusible web. I haven’t sewn them on yet – and may not.

There is a button pack to complement the tree. The tree pattern provides a circle template for felt circles on which to glue the buttons for ornaments…

but I chose to paint 1-1/2″ wooden circles instead of the using the felt. After drilling a small hole and painting them with white acrylic paint, I glued the buttons to the wooden discs.



Three of the ornaments used buttons from the pack and the fourth a tree button from the Jesse James Dress It Up Embellishments Christmas Collection A Whimsical Christmas pack. Pearl cotton worked well to hang the ornaments on the tree.

My next blog will cover three more ornaments: a button tree, snowman, and candy care – so check back soon!


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About Ann

Ann works in Customer Service here at CreateForLess, and has a passion for quilting. Ann has been an avid quilter for over 20 years and a quilt instructor, quilt designer and pattern writer for over 7 years. Ann's crafting interests include quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, crazy quilting, general sewing. Basically if it involves quilting...she loves it! Ann is blessed with a supportive husband and two great children (a college-age son and grown daughter) who tolerate appearing in public with her despite the inevitable thread on her clothes.

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