*This is a sponsored post for Michael’s.
A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Michael’s and asked if I was interested in participating in the Michael’s Dream Tree Challenge…ummm…yes please! Of course I said yes! Christmas is one of my favorite Holidays and our current Christmas tree was in sad shape. We had already re-strung the lights twice over it’s 10 year lifetime.
We were sent this lovely 7 foot tree and given the challenge to decorate it using items from Michael’s. I decided to go with a gold, silver and white tree…which really isn’t that big of a surprise to you probably. Have you noticed my inability to boldly decorate with a lot of color? I realize this is a problem…but I am not sure how to fix this about myself!
I also decided to forego the traditional tree skirt and used a tin bucket instead…and you know what? I kind of LOVE it! I was going to build a crate for the tree to stand in but decided to take the crate in different direction which I will share with you a bit later.
Here are some close-ups of little details on the tree and some of the different items I used. Don’t you just love the sparkly gold and silver next to each other?
I picked up some twigs and flowers in the floral section and added them to the tree as well. I am loving the extra dimension and texture it gives to the overall tree.
I also wrapped this lovely and classy burlap ribbon (found in the wedding aisle) around the tree from top to bottom. I love that it gives it a bit of a natural element along with the shimmery glitter.
And since I put the tree up before Halloween, I thought…why take this and run with it…might as well deck out the entire room for Christmas!! My kids were slightly confused when they came home from school last week!
I love the ambiance of Christmas lights and candles…don’t you?
If you are interested in the Vintage Crate and the gift bags you can find the tutorials for them here:
I love how it turned out…but perhaps my favorite part is that most of my Christmas decorating is finished now. Did I get a few strange looks from Trick-Or-Treaters who spied it in the other room when they came to our door? You bet!
My kids then insisted that we turn the lights off…at least for Halloween night! Stay tuned for a project that I have made for the Michael’s Dream Tree Challenge! I am really excited to share it with you!
- Michaels has a large selection of pre-lit high-tip count artificial trees ranging in size from 4 ft. to 7.5 ft. and all the way up to 9 ft. They even come in different shapes, from skinny to full and in-between with some smaller trees coming in different color options
- Each tree purchased at Michaels comes with a 5 year tree warranty and a 2 year warranty on the lights
- Stop by your local Michaels November 3 through November 9 for a special tree event
*This is a sponsored post for Michael’s. I did receive a tree and a gift card to cover my expenses. However all opinions and statements are mine.