Michaels Dream Tree 2014

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Michaels Dream Tree Challenge 2014. Great ideas to help inspire your Christmas tree creativity.

Happy November 1st!!

As a blogger that means I’m in full Christmas mode, and that’s to make sure you have all the ideas and recipes early to help YOU get ready for the holidays. 🙂

It also means it’s the Michael’s Dream Tree Challenge time. If you remember from last year, I shared an Advent Christmas Tree that was perfect for our home and kids. This year I’ve gone more neutral and decided to do a Black, White and Silver tree that was decorated with pictures and words that remind me of why I love the holidays so much. Not only is it a time to celebrate the birth of the Savior, but it’s a time to serve others, to give and to spend time with those you love. Looking at my tree right now it makes me smile because it’s filled with pictures of my little family and that makes me SO happy. The words MERRY, JOY and PEACE also adorn the tree, and those are some of my favorite Christmas words. It reminds me that Christmas is a time for merriment and JOY and a time to not only feel Peace but a chance to bring Peace to those around us.

I had so much fun creating the tree, and although it may have caused some confusion for the kids (they kept asking if it was Halloween or Christmas – lol), it’s helped me get into the spirit of the holidays. Here are some more close-ups of the tree…

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge 2014. Great ideas to help inspire your Christmas tree creativity.

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge 2014. Great ideas to help inspire your Christmas tree creativity.

I may have a slight obsession with bunting banners. I decided to make them by cutting out some pennant shapes from some black cardstock and then adding some White vinyl letters (using the Captain Howdy font). I also rubbed some chalk along the sides and used a tissue to smear it around a bit to look a little chalk-ish.

I then punched holes in the top corners and strung it with some white tulle.

I LOVE how it turned out!!

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge 2014. Great ideas to help inspire your Christmas tree creativity.

I also bought a series of White Frames from Michael’s and used them as “large ornaments” and placed them all over the tree. I printed some of my FAVORITE pictures from 2014 and made them Black & White and added them to the frames.

I thought it would be fun for it to be a little bit of a “Highlights from 2014” tree and these pictures helped accomplish that. The kids love them too!

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge 2014. Great ideas to help inspire your Christmas tree creativity.

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge 2014. Great ideas to help inspire your Christmas tree creativity.

I also made a few ornaments to adorn the tree.

I first bought some plastic clear Ornaments from Michaels (the have glass as well but with tons of littles, plastic is more practical). I filled them with white glitter and also some Black, White and Silver Circles (made with a hole punch and scrapbook paper).

I also made some more ornaments like last year and bought the Paper Mache Circle Ornaments from Michaels. I painted the sides and then cut out circles from scrapbook paper that were just slightly smaller than the fronts. I then mod podged those to the front.

For a more detailed tutorial on them go HEREMichaels Dream Tree Challenge 2014. Great ideas to help inspire your Christmas tree creativity.

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Michaels Dream Tree Challenge 2014. Great ideas to help inspire your Christmas tree creativity.

I just had to snap a “SELFIE” as well. This is me in my comfy clothes (having just had baby #5).

Don’t mind the messy house in the background. 😉

Again, I LOVE how simple and pretty this tree is. It will be going in our living room and our tree with our more sentimental ornaments will be in the family room. We will be decorating a bit early this year, but that’s because I have tons of Christmas Decor Ideas I want to share with you guys.

No, We’re not forgetting Thanksgiving – I just don’t have much decor for that holiday. 😉

LOVE this fun Christmas tree of mine!!

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge 2014. Great ideas to help inspire your Christmas tree creativity.

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge 2014. Great ideas to help inspire your Christmas tree creativity.

What do you think?

I’m usually ALL about COLOR but wanted to change it up this year. 😉

With it being the start of the holidays, I wanted to make sure you knew about all the fun going on at Michaels

Tree event creative

  • Stop by Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the full Dream Tree Challenge and all of the fabulous trees that were created this year by the Michaels Makers
  • Head into Michaels Nov. 2 through Nov. 8 for the Make It Merry Tree Event  – 50% off all trees 6 ft. or taller!!! <image attached>
  • To kick off the holiday season, make sure and check out of Michaels’ Make it Merry  inspiration book or all kinds of holiday tips and projects.

To check out all the trees from this year’s challenge, check out:


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To check out last year’s tree go HERE

Advent Christmas Tree! The kids will love this! { lilluna.com } Bright & colorful and the kids get a little treat as they pull the numbers off!

And, for some ornament ideas check out:

Ornament Frame Gift Ideas on { lilluna.com } Great and easy ideas to use in so many ways!

Ornament Frame Ideas

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Lil' Luna
Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    So cute Kristyn! I love the black and white!

  2. 3

    Love it!! I love the banner words on the tree. Awesome job!!

  3. 5

    love your tree! did you make the glitter cones??? i love them!
    kari