made by me when I was in Junior High or early High School (can't remember). I used whatever my Mom had on hand left from sewing and crafting. It contains green corduroy, white denim, cotton/poly and regular cotton. I remember cutting squares, sewing them in strips and just sewing the strips together. Then for the circle I did the pencil and string thing.
I remember thinking that it was pretty cool to iron on the letters that spelled "joy". I think I was going to iron words into the other white squares but found that the letters didn't fit. Oops. Also, we probably weren't going to go out and buy any more letters - whatever we had, we had.
There is elastic around the center in case one has a really big tree. :) I put a red and white print on the back that works for those who prefer a little less patchwork and classy ball fringe around the edge to dress it up either way.
Now, for the best part? We have used this tree skirt every year since we have been married! The first few years we couldn't afford to buy a lot of Christmas stuff and by the time we could I had grown rather fond of it. Now, each year I smile when I get it out and I just flip it over to the red side and tuck it around the tree all bunched up like a quilt.