I convinced my husband that instead of a big real tree this year, we have a smaller fake one. Our condo living room is quite small and the big tree takes up a ton of space (and blocks part of the TV). I also didn't feel like cleaning the pine needles out of my convertible that we use to bring it home in. :) This year I bought a super cute small pre-lit 4' tree and needed a new skirt.
I sewed together strips of fabric, alternated cutting them into 45 degree triangles, added tree trunks (they are a dark brown Kona), sashed each tree and sewed them into a circle. It finishes at 30" wide which is perfect for our 4' tree.
It was complete luck that the tree above has a snowflake positioned as if its a star on top. :)
I ripped off all of the clear pre-lit lights and added multi-colored twinkle lights. I could stare at it for hours. We both love it!