Michael’s Dream Christmas Tree Challenge 2013 *Reveal!

 

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 AFTER:  (This 7 foot beauty got quite the makeover!)

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I’m so excited to reveal my Michael’s Dream Tree!  We loved being able to participate again this year.  I found all of my items for my tree at Michaels Craft Stores.   I love homemade ornaments & below I will share how I made 3 different ones for my Dream Tree.

I LOVE how the blues, silver & white in my new tree design tie into our family room.  Sharing all of the details below!

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First I started decorating my tree using shinny silver mesh ribbon, silver beaded garland, & blue shiny ribbon.  I took each one and wrapped a layer on the tree.  The key is to push the ribbon into the the tree.  This will give it depth and allow space for ornaments.

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I found these adorable frames…just $2 a piece!  I LOVE frames on trees but since I didn’t need pink for my tree…I broke out the spray paint.

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You can see how I changed the colors to match my tree.  I also used Rhonna Designs’ Christmas images to make these mini pictures for the frames.  I LOVE that reindeer!

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I made mini “silky” pom poms for my tree using 3 inch foam balls I found at Michaels.  I followed this easy pom pom tutorial.  These add a bit of “Fancy-shmancy” to the tree.  I used a 1.5 inch circle as a pattern.

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And my favorite ornaments….homemade sunburst mirror ornaments!  These were so fun and easy to make!  I will be sharing how to make these mini sunburst mirrors next week with the full tutorial.

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I fell in love with these mini ceramic, white, sparkly birds.  I just added some clear string to the top and voila…hanging beautiful bird ornaments.

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And I topped it off with several of these pretties…feathers and sparkly sprays.

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sm michaels tree 4  I truly was blown away at the Christmas decor ideas at Michaels this year!  The possibilities were endless!  Fun little tidbits to know when shopping at Michaels this holiday season!

·         The Michaels Décor Guide has tons of ideas and projects to make spreading the holiday cheer throughout your house easy. Navigate through the online versiondownload a copy, or pick up one at your local Michaels!

·         Michaels is offering a holiday helpline this year! Now through Christmas Eve you can call 1-800-MICHAELS Monday through Friday from noon until 5 p.m. CST and be connected directly to Michaels crafting experts. You also can send craft questions via email to holidayhelp@michaels.com or by using the hashtag #askmichaels on Facebook and Twitter

·         Need inspiration about what to put under the tree for your kids this year? Check out the Michaels Holiday Gift Guide – with tons of present ideas, including the must-have gift this season, the original Rainbow Loom!

(This was a Sponsored post by Michaels.  All opinions are 100% mine)

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Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful! Our tree used to be in turquoise in silver, but it didn’t look half this good :) I love the handmade touches, too. I’ll definitely be adapting your ideas to fit our new color scheme.

  2. Terri says

    Beautiful! Did you have to take it all apart after the photo shoot, or did you just wrap a sheet around it so you can “unveil” it in December? ;)

  3. Brandy says

    Beautiful tree! I love the ideas to make the ornaments. I am looking to purchase a slim tree this year. Can you tell me where you got yours? Thanks :)

  4. Al Phillips says

    I love the colors! Beautiful work. Can you tell me what color and brand the spray paint you used is? Thank you so much

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