Poinsettia ChristmasTree Skirt Diy

I'd like to share with you my most popular holiday post on making a poinsettia christmas tree skirt. This is one of my favorites!
First, let's make the skirt which will take 10 minutes or less.

Materials needed:

Fleece - 60 square inches (much prettier and softer than felt)

1 bulldog clip




Small plate

1. Begin by folding the fleece in half to create a triangle and folding it in half again to create a smaller triangle.

2. Use the 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. Holding the string taut, swing your "compass" from edge to edge in a quarter-circle, drawing an arc using 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 fleece. Leave it folded and use scissors to cut along the trace marks.
4. Unfold the fleece halfway, and cut a slit along one of the folds from the edge of the circle cutout in the middle to the edge of the fleece. Set the skirt aside.

Now it's time to make the flowers!

You will need:

12 large leaves (petals)

12 medium leaves

6 small leaves

1 - 3" circle

Tacky fabric glue

3 simple leaf patterns (large, medium, small) - draw freehand or secure online

To start, cut out 3", 2 1/2", and 2" wide strips of folded fleece.

Next, cut the 3" and 2" strips into 1 1/4 wide rectangles. The 2" strip, 1" wide rectangles. Once you have a rectangle for each size, use that as a pattern to quickly cut out all the rectangles. For each flower, make piles of twelve large rectangles, twelve medium rectangles and six small rectangles. Then cut each rectangle into leaves using the leaf patterns. I used a small 7oz plastic cup to draw a 3" circle and cut out multiple circles at a time for the 44 I needed.
To assemble the flower: *Please refer to the illustrated photo below*

Glue six large leaves to the circle.

Glue the next six large leaves between the first group of leaves.

Glue six medium leaves on top of and between the large leaves.

Glue six medium leaves on top of and between the first group of medium leaves.

Glue the six small leaves on top of and between the medium leaves.

And finally, using the small tips of your fingers, push down into the center of the poinsettia flower for additional fluffiness and stability.
Lay out the finished flowers just at the edge of the skirt, beginning at the slit, adjusting to fit and glue on.
I must warn you this poinsettia tree skirt is very tedious and time consuming to make but well worth it!

The results are simple beautiful!
Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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  • Connie Connie on Sep 02, 2019

    What exact fleece it looks soft I don’t want to get the wrong fabric this is sooo gorgeous

  • Beth Nelson Beth Nelson on Jan 06, 2021

    This is sooo beautiful! Is your tree white, with white lights? I would love to see a pic of your whole tree!

    • Gail@Purple Hues and Me Gail@Purple Hues and Me on Jan 06, 2021

      Thanks so much, Beth! Yes, I do have a white tree which is very very old. And I love it since it shows up my purple ornaments and trim so much better than a green tree.