Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Make It Monday or Tuesday- American Girl 18" Doll Christmas Tree Skirt Craft

Make it Monday December 2nd A Jingle Bell or Button Tree Skirt!

I love to set up my doll sized Christmas Tree. I purchased this one from the dollar store in my area and it is the perfect doll sized tree. It was easy to put together but I realized it needed a tree skirt. So I looked in my craft box and found I had some fun holiday print felt and set out to make the perfect tree skirt for my dolls trees.
To make your own you will need:
-A doll sized tree (check our dollar store, mine was $1.25!)
-A full sheet of felt
-A Dinner Plate
-A pencil
-Sewing or craft scissors
-Jingle bells or Buttons from Buttons Galore & More https://www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com
-A needle and thread

Step 1- Assemble all your supplies so they are close at hand.
Step 2- Select your felt you wish to use. You can use any color you like. I had this multi pack and it was fantastic for this project!
Step 3- Place a dinner plate upside down on your felt. Do not worry if the plate is too large. Turn the felt upside down if it is patterned.
Step 4- Place rim of the plate on the edge of your felt and use a pencil to trace around the plate.
Step 5- Cut out  your circle shape.

Step 6- fold your felt as shown in the top left photo above, Use your hand to create an L shape from the “not round” side of your felt. You can see above my thumb in the photo that this is the side that the plate over lapped. This will be the back of your tree skirt.
Step 7- Use your scissors and cut a straight line along that fold to the point where my index finger is placed in the photos above. You can use a pencil to mark the spot to stop your scissors.
Step 8- You can now place your tree skirt around your tree to see how well it fits.

Step 9- Now is the time to embellish your tree skirt. You can use Jingle bells or buttons to dress up the skirt.  Thread your needle and knot the ends. Attach your bells or buttons all the way around the skirt.
Step 10- Set your skirt around your tree and you are ready to decorate your dolls holiday tree!
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and that you make a tree skirt for your dolls like the one I have shared with you today.
I look forward to sharing more Make It Monday ideas with you soon.
~ By Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three


  1. Thank you for the Tree Skirt Craft! I was just trying to figure out how big a circle I need for my tree skirt!! Love your blog!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Karen does a great job of creative ideas for our blog :)