Christmas tree skirts are often valuable and treasured holiday items. Some tree skirts are very costly, while others may be family heirlooms. Regardless of their original or sentimental value, tree skirts should be handled with great care.
In most cases, tree skirts cannot be safely laundered or dry cleaned, because they are adorned with beads, sequins, appliques, lace, felt, quilted designs, multicolored prints, and other types of decorative trims. In most cases, these decorative trims used glues and adhesives that show little resistance to cleaning.
If water or other liquids spill on the skirt, blot the area with white handkerchiefs, cotton towels or paper towels. Use cool water to aid in removing stains. Local stain removal treatments amy be the only safe method for handling tree skirts. Contact your dry cleaner for assistance if stain removal becomes necessary.