Hey friends! Have you heard the buzz going around about the Michaels Holiday Dream Tree Challenge? It’s a fun one. They supply one tree, a generous gift card, and one week to create the tree of your dreams, and this lucky girl was asked to be a part of it :). I don’t know who was more excited when the tree showed up, me or the kids – it was like, well…Christmas!
I had a couple of days to think on a theme and decided on “Winter Wonderland”. So with my favorite design consultant in tow I was off to Michaels for a little scouting and shopping.
I’ll be honest, when I first walked into the Christmas section I was like aw crap, how am I ever going to be able to decide?! You guys, rows…
and rows of beautiful ornaments and garlands. It’s a little overwhelming at first, until you realize Michaels has designed everything in a way that it goes together – making your (my) job easy. Usually I end up walking around a store finding a bunch of things I love with no idea of how to put it all together, so I loved this! They even have diy projects to go with each theme – which I thought was cool. Here are four of their themes complete with a lookbook for inspiration:
Jingle & Jolly Collection – so so fun
Cedar Lodge Collection – if only I had a cabin
Frankincense Collection – love love this!
Crystal Elegance Collection – you have to see this in person, beautiful. There’s a mirror that goes along with it I think I might have to get.
After a few minutes of “oh sheesh, which way to go?” I remembered my original plan of “Winter Wonderland” and within an hour had everything I needed to pull it off. I’m telling you, totally meant to be! They even had the lamp post I envisioned in my daydreams (is it just me, or does every wonderful winter scene have a lamp post in it?). Michaels had two different ornament collections I could have used but Eleni and I decided those candy ornaments were to fun to pass up.
Michaels also stocks a great assortment of artificial pre-lit high tip count trees (best thing since sliced bread), and I picked up two more for my design – have I got you curious yet?
Then we came across the deer…”MOM!!! It’s Rubolf!” and after 10 minutes of deliberation it was clear she was going to have a broken heart if we left without him. So he’s in the design too.
So have I peaked your curiosity yet? Classic red, green, and white color scheme, three trees, and a reindeer. Oh, and it’s 60 degrees here in Texas, but in my house they’re calling for snow :). Do you follow me, or do you think I’ve lost it?
I can’t wait to show you! I almost have it all wrapped up, with just one diy post to share tomorrow and then next week the big reveal!
Now I am off to fluff some “snow”. Wish me luck!