Laurie made a big plain green one with glued on felt decorations…so much less bother than the traditional sort!
Mine was the smaller version in a nice christmassy check, I attatched a little metal bell to each point. I had a couple of nice yellow plastic buttons that made the star at the top. For the trunk i used a yoghurt pot covered with dark brown felt & with a wire edged ribbon tied around.
We both used this really easy pattern, its the one I also used to make all the Christmas stockings