Folding Your Custom Made Christmas Tree Skirt
Prepare Your Custom-Made Silk Christmas Tree Skirt for After-Season Storage
Your big, beautiful, hexagonal, custom-made Christmas tree skirt is in an unusual shape. And, it should be carefully refolded with a layer of Acid Free Archival quality tissue before putting it away after the holiday. Be sure to look it over and care for any stains, marks or missing rhinestones before storing. In the unlikely event a
rhinestone decoration comes loose under normal use, the Emergency Repair
Kit has fabric glue, a few extra rhinestones and an applicator. It is in its own plastic bag. However, to be on the safe side, do not to store it in the same pouch as your Christmas tree skirt.
Following are the instructions for folding your tree skirt. If you would also like to watch a video, go here.
1. Fold the tree skirt in half, front to back.
2. Fold the right corner over into the right half
3. Fold the left corner over into the left half
4. When ready to complete the final folds, it should look like this:
5. Fold it in half again at the center
6. Insert the acid-free, unbuffered tissue provided and fold it up from top to bottom.
7. When finished, it should look like the above photo:
8. Now you can place it in the Gift Pouch provided and/or back in the shipping envelope for off-season storage. A desiccant is supplied for the area in which your custom made Christmas tree skirt is stored. It should not be placed in the bag with your tree skirt.
STORING YOUR SILK CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT Silk is a natural but sturdy fabric and will last a
lifetime if cared for properly. Keep
the shipping carton, or bag and Organza Gift Pouch with which your
silk Christmas tree skirt was shipped and use them for off-season
storage. Keep the archival quality tissue and use it between the folded layers of
your tree skirt. Keep the rechargeable desiccants and use them again when you put your tree
skirt away at the end of the holiday season.
I also recommend
using lavender sachets, cedar or mothballs to repel insects in the storage closet where you keep your tree skirt (but not touching your skirt) to further protect it
in the off-season.
Most customers store their silk tree skirt in an inner clothes closet, not the attic or the basement. Do not store your silk Christmas tree skirt in an area subject to moisture, mold, insects, moisture, extremes of heat or cold, humidity or direct sunlight.