Allow me to introduce the fastest little felt tree ever made. I cut a partial circle out of my favorite shade of teal felt, stitched up the seam and used pins to secure a sprinking of red buttons and beads onto it (I didn't even sew a bottom onto it, just stuck enough fluff into it to give something for the pins to hold onto). Then I dumped out a pile of white buttons, plunked down the tree and voila! Instant cuteness! Here's a wider view...
And the basic shape:
Special thanks to Lyn, and her adorable trees with mega-personality. Terrific inspiration!