Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree | 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree | 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree – 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #Michaelsmakers

The last seven weeks of the year are packed with so much wonder and excitement.
There are so many things to love about this time of year!

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree | 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #michaelsmakers

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge has become our favorite way to kick off the season.

Tartan Red Plaid Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to participate in this annual event each November and look forward to seeing all of the latest holiday ideas, trends, and inspiration.
I also can’t help but get excited bringing the season to life, in our own home, for our little guy.

Red Plaid Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

This year, each Michaels Maker began their Dream Tree creations with the
Jasper Cashmere Pre-lit Tree.

Red Plaid and Gold Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

As always, I never have a preconceived theme in mind. I like to see all of the goodies in-store and pull the design together based on one or two special elements that catch my eye.

This year’s tree design was inspired by the traditional red tartan plaid ribbon.

Traditional Red Tartan Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

Each side of the ribbon has two very different textures  – one is a cozy flannel (as seen on the roll) and the reverse is a knit (which is displayed on the tree).

Traditional Red Christmas Tree Ideas #micahelsmakers

The cashmere tree has amazing texture to begin with, however I added additional sprigs of juniper, iced pine, and frosted fir branches for extra dimension and a wispy look.

The remainder of the tree is filled with pops of classic red and gold tones,
along with lots of red berry stems.

Plaid Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas #michaelsmakers

One of the perks of setting up the tree early is having some extra time to make homemade ornaments.

This year I crafted five quick and easy ‘semi-handmade’ ornaments with just a few supplies from Michaels.

I’ll be sharing the details and tutorials for all of the ornaments later this week.

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree Decor #michaelsmakers

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Glitter Wooden Snowflake DIY Christmas Ornament #michaelsmakers

DIY Etched Glass Ornament #michaelsmakers

Gold Leaf Bell DIY Ornament #michaelsmakers

Traditional Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas #michaelsmakers

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree

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Deer Antler Berry DIY Christmas Tree Topper #michaelsmakers

Traditional Red and Gold Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

DIY Christmas Tree Basket Base #michaelsmakers

The base of the tree is nestled in a woven basket, just like we have done previous years.

DIY Christmas Tree basket Base #michaelsmakers

Ever since we made the Christmas Tree Basket Base years ago, I can not have a tree any other way. I love the extra height it adds to base and the extra room for presents!

The how-to and tips on how we stabilize the base for added safety can be found here:
Easy Holiday Ornament Ideas

Traditional Red Plaid Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

Traditional Red Plaid Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas #michaelsmakers

Traditional Red Plaid and Gold Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

I’ll be posting more details on all of the different elements of the tree, along with the ornament tutorials later this week!

Classic Red Plaid Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

We are so excited for the upcoming holiday season this year!

Classic Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas #michaelsmakers

Leopard Christmas Stockings #michaelsmakers
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Classic Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

I’m really looking forward to taking the time to enjoy all of the little things
that make this season so special.

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge Traditional Christmas Decor #michaelsmakers
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Be sure to checkout all of the other Michaels Makers Dream Creations
on the Michaels blog.
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Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree | 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #michaelsmakers
Shop at MichaelsThis post is brought to you by Michaels . The opinions read here are entirely my own. Michaels has their largest tree assortment this year, including colored and flocked trees. Check out all of their trees, ornaments and coordinating holiday décor on Michaels.com. Inspired to start decorating your own tree? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ dream holiday trees that were created this year. Happy Holidays & Happy Crafting!   

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Comments

  1. Antiquible You :

    Absolutely beautiful, Steph! Nothing more traditionally classy than a red tree:)

  2. Your tree is so beautiful! I’d like to know how you add the tartan ribbon.

        

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