A common question I get asked is: “What is your favorite thing to create?”
I never hesitate and tell them “definitely decorating Christmas trees”. Well, it’s that time of year again where I get to participate in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and I can’t wait to show you what I came up with!
CHALKBOARD & PLAID CHRISTMAS TREE 2015
I have been in love with plaid this year and knew that I definitely wanted it in my dream tree this year! Lucky for me, Michaels had a great assortment of plaid ribbons, accents, and can you believe those gorgeous, plaid poinsettias ?!?
Plaid was fun, but it needed something more to make it pop!
In came the chalkboard theme with it…
I found these pretty, laser cut Christmas sayings in white and hot glued them to chalkboard ornaments to make the letters stand out. Michaels had all shapes and sizes of chalkboard ornaments and sayings so I had fun picking out my favorites!
I fell in LOVE with that chalkboard ribbon and had to use it as the garland.
I had a tree skirt for my tree in mind but couldn’t find anything I liked. Sooo…I went to the fabric area and grabbed two packages of felt and made my own. I found some felt snowflakes to give it that “snowy” feel.
Tutorial for my NO SEW Christmas Tree Skirt is coming tomorrow.
For my gift wrapping this year I grabbed some white wrapping paper and chalkboard paper, too! I simply added those polka dots to a present I bought my sister Becky with a chalk marker. I plan doodling on other packages soon.
HUGE thank you to Michaels for letting me participate in this challenge for my 4th year! My family and I LOVE our new dream tree and are looking forward to the holiday season!
Here are some of my past Dream Tree Challenges…
PEPPERMINT & SNOW CHRISTMAS TREE
GOLD AND SILVER CHRISTMAS TREE
This post is brought to you by Michaels.
Sharon Collins says
Great idea! I saw those at Micheal’s but couldn’t think of a way to use the laser cuts. You are very creative. I really like the top piece. I learned something new, today. I now know I can write on the paper!! Thank you so much!!!
I CANNOT find those buffalo check poinsettias anywhere! I went to Mihaels, looked everywhere online and I cannot find them!! Any ideas??? I also can’t find the check/snowflake ribbon!! I absolutely love this tree!!!
Kari Sweeten says
Did you try Michaels.com?
Yes, I defiantly did and I can’t find them there either! I’ll keep looking!