I scattered them around the skirt and then, to make it more charming, I added buttons:
My mother-in-law had given me tons of buttons when she moved to a smaller unit at the senior living place and I know many of these are old because she never threw anything away. Erica suggested yellow buttons for the trees' stars and that completed the look. She helped me sew them on, making quick work of the task.
Though we got our tree last Tuesday, it wasn't until Friday night that it was finally decorated and the tree skirt installed. The white snowflakes really show up well under the tree and I am pleased at last with the embellishment!