We may only be a few days into November, but I'm ready to start thinking about Christmas. Luckily, it is time for the annual Michael's Dream Tree Challenge, so if you need a little inspiration, I've got you dialed in. And of course there are the other 50 makers out there who will share their trees today as well so there is no shortage of Holiday Cheer to be found!
The Holidays are such an interesting time in the world of media since we tend to focus on Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas virtually all at once and always much earlier than most. It isn't unusual to have Halloween on one side of the room and Christmas on the other so this year I decided to create my dream tree in terms of style, of course, but also for comfort and ease of enjoyment.
The tree has a way of needing a decent amount of square footage in a space, and it's often difficult to work around and keep from feeling fussy and unmanageable. You know the drill… decorate the tree, then hope no one touches a single branch because there is no way you will get things back to how you have them – which of course is perfectly, perfect just so. The tree basket is the perfect solution for much of this and is the star of the show without doubt since it ties the tree into my decor seamlessly and is the key to making this tree feel easy and carefree. You can find one at your local Michael's and if you hurry, they may still be on sale!
My decorations are a combination of handmade and natural elements, with a dash of glitz and glam thrown in here and there. Feathers and eucalyptus alongside natural wooden shapes and beads aplenty. This tree has a little bit of all the things I love and works perfect with everything else in this space.
This little family of mine loves this time of year because we all love the sparkle and the glow that comes from holiday decorations. Naturally, keeping things kid friendly is important so my littles can love the tree the way they tend to and I have no fear of them breaking something or getting hurt in the process.
There are many handmade ornaments and modified items all throughout this tree and I will be sharing all the details for them throughout the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for those to roll through and in the meantime, feel free to check out the other 49 beauties from all my gal pals across the interwebs!
Inspired to start decorating your own tree? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the other 49 Michaels Makers’ dream holiday trees that were created this year. Psst… From now until November 14, you can get FREE shipping on all Christmas trees that are 6ft or taller on Michaels.com!