Tropical Christmas Tree Skirts

by dustytoes

For those who celebrate the Christmas season in a warm climate, the tree skirt usually includes seashells and nautical items.

Decorate the tropical Christmas tree in seashells and beachy ornaments, and finish it off with a tree skirt to match the theme. For those who live in a warm climate the holiday season means incorporating some nautical elements.

Christmas tree skirts are the finishing element to add after the tree is all decorated. Tree skirts can be plain and simple or beaded and extravagant. In general, stores tend to carry traditional red and green colors or winter themes. To find offbeat and unique tree skirts, one will need to shop elsewhere.

At Zazzle a tree skirt can be personalized, with a monogram, family name or custom saying. I'll show you some options on this page, and they will all have a coastal theme.

Zazzle's Tree Skirt Fabric

All the tree skirts on this page measure 44 inches in diameter.  They come in three types of material, and all are made in the USA.  

  1. The Brushed Polyester is the cheapest choice, and is machine washable, but lay flat to dry.
  2. Faux Linen is also machine washable, lay flat to dry.  This one is five dollars more.
  3. The Coral Fleece is spot clean or dry clean only.

There are no snaps or ties to close the opening, which makes it easy to fit around any size tree.

Starfish and Holly Tree Skirt

The starfish and holly design is one I made a few years ago.  Intertwining green holly with red berries, and pristine, white starfish makes for suitable tropical decor at the holidays.  I've added my starfish design to a green and gold starburst background fabric to drape around the base of the Christmas tree.  

Christmas Tree Skirts For a Coastal Holiday Celebration

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Tropical Christmas Tree Skirts
Tropical Christmas Tree Skirts

No matter where you live, do you set up themed Christmas trees?

Tropical Flowers

I love to work with flowers in my designs, so of course I made floral tree skirts.  

The hibiscus flower is probably the most prominent tropical flower.  It grows in a variety of bright colors and the bloom can be huge.

Plumeria flowers are used to make Hawaiian leis.  They also grow in a range of colors, but are smaller than hibiscus.  I've also made Christmas tree skirts using the plumeria flower.

The bird-of-paradise is a stand-out specimen for it's unusual shape, bright color and large bloom.  Pointed, bright yellow petals mix with blue and green colors on the end of a long stem.


Tropical Floral Print with Big Pink Hibiscus

Pink Hibiscus
Pink Hibiscus

Sea Life Print

Dark green with gold, starburst center, this sea life print tree skirt contains images of popular, beach shells found in the tropics.  

The spotted junonia is part of the design, as an outline, and also a realistic image. The scaphella junonia is a coveted shell found along the beaches of Sanibel Island in Florida.  It is covered in dark brown squarish spots over a light, cream background.  Those who manage to find a junonia shell can have their picture in the local paper - it's that rare of a find!

Among the spotted seashells in this tropical design, I've included the ever-popular and widely recognized starfish and sand dollar.  These are not really 'seashells' but echinoderms, and are more brittle than shells.   Traditional Christmas green is the background, but I'd be happy to change the background color for you.

Tropical sea life on starburst green

Tropical Christmas Tree Skirts
Tropical Christmas Tree Skirts

Monogrammed Tree Skirts

Add a family monogram to personalize a tree skirt.  The single initial can stand for a last name, or a single person.  Families would use the last name initial, and singles would use their first name initial.

Three monogram initials can stand for a single person's name, with initials in this order: first name, last name, middle name.  Or create a monogram of three letters for a married couple.  In this case the surname / married, last name initial would be in the center, with the wife's first name initial to the left, and the husband's first name initial to the right.

Pink on Champagne

Add three initials, or delete the sample letters and order with flowers only.
Monogrammed Tree Skirt
Monogrammed Tree Skirt

Choose your own color

Personalize this coastal holiday decor with a family name, or any text.

Big starfish cover this tree skirt on a traditional Christmas red background color.  Sea horses and little, spotted seashells complete the tropical design.  Curved text along the front allows the purchaser to personalize it with a family name.  Easily change the background color to anything - dark colors will work best as the design elements and text are white.

How to change the color:  Click the link, which will take you to the product page at Zazzle.   Click on the "customize" button and scroll down to find the color chart.  Click on any of the colors shown, or choose the eye-dropper to select an advanced color.

Sea Life on Red

Or choose any background color.
Traditional Red Christmas
Traditional Red Christmas

Sand Dollar and Starfish

Did you know that sand dollars and starfish are not seashells?  They are echinoderms.  They are much more fragile than shells and care must be taken if you keep them in a collection.

Sand dollars turn white from lying in the sun after they have died.  When we come across sand dollars on the beach, it's exciting, and even more so if it's a whole specimen.

Sand dollars and starfish, or sea stars, do not all look the way we imagine them.  Sea stars can have many "arms", and can be quite colorful. Sand dollars have a fuzzy layer and can be flat or puffy.

Sand Dollars and Starfish on Teal Blue

Tropical Tree Skirt in Teal
Tropical Tree Skirt in Teal
Updated: 11/19/2015, dustytoes
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Do you celebrate the holidays in the tropics?

blackspanielgallery on 08/06/2015

You have a nice selection. Zazzle has so many original designs, it is a good place to look for something different.

sheilamarie on 08/05/2015

These are cheerful Christmas options, Dustytoes. They'd be great especially for those who live by the seashore.

dustytoes on 08/05/2015

When I lived in Florida, I collected tropical themed ornaments each year. I like that look too, even though I live in the northeast now.

dustytoes on 08/05/2015

Sounds like you need a tropical tree skirt Digby ;)

CruiseReady on 08/05/2015

These are just fabulous! I really like a tropical look at Christmas!

Digby_Adams on 08/04/2015

I love Christmas trees and usually have two or three of them. I admit that I'm pretty traditional, but our home is on the coast of Maine and I think the green tree skirt with starfish and holly would be lovely with my ornaments.

WriterArtist on 08/04/2015

Beautiful Christmas tree skirts with starfish and marine life. Lovely themes and they will look great with matching decor.

candy47 on 08/04/2015

Such lovely designs, bright and cheery!

dustytoes on 08/04/2015

Thanks very much younghopes.

younghopes on 08/04/2015

So pretty Pam, i just loved these, very nice designs

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