Silk Christmas Tree Skirt Custom Designed by You
Make A Silk Tree Skirt Uniquely Yours...
Answer these questions to help you design the perfect personalized silk Christmas tree skirt. :-)
Personalize Your Silk Christmas Tree Skirt. Get it Custom Made to complement:
- the type of ornaments you collect ( pendant, round, etc.);
- the theme of the ornaments that you collect;
- the color of ornaments that you collect ( red, blue, etc.) OR
- the colors of your home decor;
- the style of your home decor (rustic, modern, traditional, etc.) OR,
- the color and style of your Christmas tree (real or artificial; full pine, alpine, country, metal ornament tree, twig, etc.)
Say, for example, you or the person you are gifting collects bells. Design Elements can be assembled that will create a Christmas-related theme incorporating bells. Please note: I reserve the right to use my creativity with traditional Christmas-related themes and symbols that celebrate the highest and best elements of the holiday season. Here are the currently available custom Christmas tree skirt themes. Here a few examples of custom silk Christmas tree skirts made for other clients.Where Do You Place Your Christmas Tree?
Everyone who decorates for the Christmas holiday has one or more favorite places in the home to set their Christmas tree. When considering the size and color of your silk tree skirt, consider where yours will ultimately lay. Will the tree sit on the floor, a stair landing, a tabletop, a piano? Measure the space to be sure your custom-made Christmas tree skirt will be sized correctly to lie flat and not appear to be either too large or too small for your display space. If laying your custom tree skirt on a tabletop, measure the flat surface and the length you want the tree skirt decoration to hang over the edge facing into your room.
I recommend placing it indoors in an area that will not be subject to extremes of temperature, direct sunlight, untrained pets or small children. If your Christmas tree skirt will lay under a live tree, plan in advance how you will water the tree while the skirt is under it. If your tree skirt covers the tree base, cover the opening of the tree skirt with clear plastic before watering. If your base sits on top of the skirt, keep some paper towels handy to quickly blot up spills. You will not need any special accommodations for an artificial tree.
Which Fabric Should You choose?
At the present time, all of
my fabrics are polyester silk or upholstery quality 100% silk-taffeta, shantung, faille or dupioni. Both fabrics are diamond-stitched, reinforced with quilt batting and the back is (in some cases) unlined. The combination of design and quilting supports the weight of my decorations. You may be able to see the slubs and variations in the fabric which are common for natural silk. I use only these fabrics because they are inherently sturdy, look more elegant, feel good in your hand and lay better. Unless otherwise stated, the upholstery quality silk fabrics are rated to resist wear (rubs) from the type of abrasion one would normally have in a home setting. Tree Skirts rarely need to be washed or dry cleaned. The silk fabrics can be spot cleaned. Poly silks are also easy to maintain.
My silk Christmas tree skirts are one-piece construction, machine and hand-stitched. Design Elements are applied permanently. I will give you an emergency repair kit to make a minor repair if one is needed. Your custom-made silk Christmas tree skirt is also covered by a 1-year workmanship guarantee.
What Shape Should You Select?
Square or Hexagon skirts can be used on a tabletop, on the floor or hung on a wall. Rectangular tree skirts with or without a center neck opening can go under a tabletop Christmas tree. For example, if your Christmas tree sits in a decorative cast iron base, a tree skirt with no neck opening under it, will be perfect. Knowing which shape to choose will be easier if you know the dimensions of your tree width and your display space. Measure the bottom layer of your tree and the space in which you plan to display your tree.
You can select the type of neck opening that you need in the Available Options listed with each set of tree skirt Design Elements. You can also select the fabric, trim, lining, flourish colors and shape options. Although not listed among the shape options, I can do a round Christmas tree skirt with or without a neck opening. Contact me for assistance.
The Design Elements can be laid on any flat surface and positioned to either lay flat or with one side of the skirt facing into your room - especially if you buy one of the Design Elements featuring a decorated Christmas tree. Use that style under a metal or twig Christmas tree, as a substitute for putting up a Christmas tree or to add the feel of a decorated Christmas tree to rooms in your home where a real or artificial tree is not practical. Here are a few examples of how you can use it: a bedside table or nightstand, accent cabinet, bar cabinet, bedroom bench or chair, buffet or server runner, chiffonier, coffee table, console Table, daybed throw, decorate a dresser or the chest of drawers in a guest room, decorate a storage/ cedar / hope chest, decorative throw for footstool or pouf, dining or breakfast room table centerpiece, End tables and side tables in the living room or family room, entryway/hall table bench or table decoration, floor standing bookshelf, the foot-board of a bed, mantle scarf, media chest, office credenza or horizontal file cabinet, ottoman throw, piano scarf, storage bench, storage cabinet/chests, the back of a sofa/chair facing into a room, TV stand/console, under a tree where no gifts will be placed, used as a wall hanging (square or small hexagon) etc.
If you are ordering a hex, square or rectangular skirt in a custom size that is not in the product description, you will need:
- Measurements of the flat surface you are covering;
- The length of overhang you want on the side facing into the room;
and round skirt sizes not in the "Available Options" can be made to your specs AND
- You will need the
measurements of the area in which you are laying the tree skirt AND
- There will be an additional charge for extra fabric, custom fabrics or trims/fringes which are not currently in stock.
What Color Should You Select?
Here again, you have a great deal of latitude to match the colors or theme of your ornament collection or your colors and decor of your home. I prefer to use neutral colors in the gold, silver, cream - warm tan color range and jewel tones associated with the holiday season. These colors blend with any home decor and will not overpower your decorations. The Online Auction Color Chart has an example of the neutral color range of fabrics. Jewel tone fabrics are subject to availability. If you want to see a color not seen on the Online Auction Chart, let me know. If I can find it, I will price it for you and let you know what (if any) additional charge(s) will be incurred.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. Indulge yourself! :-)
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