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.
This project 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.
The Anna’s Garden Tree Skirt measures 48” in diameter and can be customized to match your style and holiday décor.
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