2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge | Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers #tagatree | There is so much to love about this time of year. I am not one to rush the holidays – but once a tree goes up in our home, the season truly becomes magical.
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a special delivery I received from Michaels on Instagram.
As a member of the Michaels Makers Blogging Team, November marks the month of the Dream Tree Challenge. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in this annual event – not to mention getting a jump start on our holiday decorating.
There is so much packed into the next couple of months – I have to say when this time of year rolls around, putting the tree up early takes a little bit of stress away from the holidays. We usually have our tree up for our Thanksgiving guests to enjoy, so having a few extra weeks of twinkling Christmas lights makes me a pretty happy girl. (Christmas is just seven weeks away!)
Instead of deciding on a dedicated theme, I took the same approach as last year for the decor. I simply strolled the entire store and picked up items and elements that caught my eye.
There is a mix of cozy knits, natural wood, bird nests, pearls, monograms and of course a shimmer of silver and gold.
The tree was nestled into a woven basket – just like last year. This gives the tree a little added height and leaves plenty of room below for the gifts.
The how-to and tips on how we stabilize the base for added safety can be found here:
Easy Holiday Ornament Ideas
Other than the silver and white bulbs, all of the ornaments are quick and easy ‘semi-handmade’ projects my little guy and I crafted.
All of the details and how-to’s for each ornaments can be found on this post: Easy Christmas Ornament Crafts
All of the semi-handmade ornaments cost under $2 each to make, with the exception of the silver frames – which are on sale this week for $3.
We are so excited for the upcoming holiday season.
My little guy even has his trucks ready!
Stop by Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the full Dream Tree Challenge and all of the fabulous trees that were created this year by the Michaels Makers. – enjoy.
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