DIY TREE SKIRT + THE WHITE HOUSE

DIY TREE SKIRT + THE WHITE HOUSE

This holiday season, as part of our Handmade Holiday collection, we are offering a DIY tree skirt kit that features our Anna’s Garden design in a negative reverse appliqué, and coordinates beautifully with our Natural Appliqué Stockings.

Our do-it-yourself kit was inspired by the custom tree skirt we created for the official White House Christmas tree in 2009. The tree skirt, which measured 14 feet in diameter and was embellished with our Magdalena stencil, was completed in three weeks by 22 Alabama Chanin artisans. I can’t believe it has been four years since we designed the blue and white skirt for the Obamas’ first winter in the White House. Now, the skirt is archived with other previous White House holiday decorations in the Smithsonian Institute.

Our Anna’s Garden Tree Skirt Kit comes ready-to-sew and includes all fabric and thread. The skirt measures 48” in diameter and can be customized to match your style and holiday décor.

DIY TREE SKIRT + THE WHITE HOUSE

OUR DESIGN CHOICES

Fabric weight – 100% organic medium-weight cotton jersey
Fabric color top layer – Carmine
Appliqué fabric color – Carmine
Button Craft thread – Red #128
Stencil – Anna’s Garden
Embroidery technique – negative reverse appliqué (instructions available on page 99 of Alabama Studio Sewing + Design)
Knots – Outside

Happy Holidays from all of us @ Alabama Chanin

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5 thoughts on “DIY TREE SKIRT + THE WHITE HOUSE

  1. Lisa

    What a great idea, and what an honor to have made something for the White House and then to have it reside in the Smithsonian. I’d love to see a picture of that tree skirt, too.

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  2. Suzanne

    The tree skirt is just beautiful! I like the idea to wear as a cape too. And yes please, share a photo of the white house tree skirt; I searched the internet but couldn’t find a good picture of it. Such an honor for you and your artisans, and I bet it was exquisite!

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