2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge | Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge | Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

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.

2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge | Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers #tagatree
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.

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #michaelsmakers #tagatree
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!)

Natural Elements Christmas Tree Decor #michaelsmakers #tagatree
All of the decorations, including the tree itself, are from Michaels. This year we received a Pre-Lit Willow Pine Tree for our challenge.

Natural Wood Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers #tagatree
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.

Christmas Tree Design Ideas Dream Tree Challenge #michaelsmakers #tagatree
There is a mix of cozy knits, natural wood, bird nests, pearls, monograms and of course a shimmer of silver and gold.

Christmas Tree Basket Base #michaelsmakers
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.

Basket Christmas Tree Base #michaelsmakers
The how-to and tips on how we stabilize the base for added safety can be found here:
Easy Holiday Ornament Ideas

Black and Gold Rustic Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers #tagatree
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

Black and Gold Christmas Tree Decorations #michaelsmakers

Peace Love Joy Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

Homemade Pearl Christmas Ornament #michaelsmakers

Cozy Knit Christmas Tree Yarn Ornaments #MichaelsMakers #tagatree

DIY Wooden Filigree Ornament #michaelsmakers

Handmade Bird Nest Ornaments #michaelsmakers #tagatree

Natural Rustic Christmas Tree Decorations #michaelsmakers

Peace Love Joy Natural Rustic Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers
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.

Natural Rustic Christmas Tree Design #michaelsmakers #tagatree

DIY Christmas Tree Design Ideas Dream Tree Challenge #michaelsmakers #tagatree

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #michaelsmakers #tagatree
We are so excited for the upcoming holiday season.

Truck with Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers
My little guy even has his trucks ready!


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Wooden Clothespin Ornament Tree - 2013 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #michaelsmakers Our tree from last year’s challenge – centered around the wooden clothespin snowflake ornaments –
can be found here: 2013 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge.

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.

2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers #tagatree


Shop at MichaelsThis post is brought to you by Michaels . The opinions read here are entirely my own. Kick off the holiday season with Michaels. The Make it Merry Inspiration Book has all kinds of holiday tips and projects to make the season bright. Did you know you can now shop online with Michaels with Free Shipping on orders over $50 or free in store delivery?
And save even more during the Make It Merry Tree Event – offering 50% off all trees 6 ft. or taller. Happy Holiday crafting!

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Comments

  1. I look forward to seeing how you’ll do the Michaels tree and I wasn’t disappointed. Perfectly done!

  2. It’s absolutely STUNNING Stephanie! I love every detail!! : )

  3. Love…love…love your tree. Question, your ribbon, is it continuous, or did you cut it in different lengths. I think getting the ribbon to look nice is a huge struggle for me, but yours looks perfect. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful tree.

    • Thank you so much Kim. The ribbon was cut into multiple pieces, twisted, then placed throughout the tree. I usually put the ribbon on first, which sort-of sections off the tree and keeps the ornaments evenly spaced. The ribbon is wired so it will hold the curls. Hope that helps!

  4. So beautiful! How did you do the ribbon? Is it all one piece? It looks to me like it is multiple smaller piece, if so how did you get them to stay twisted like that?
    Thanks

        

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