Happy November, friends! Yes…this is a Christmas tree blog post the day after Halloween. I know. I know! It’s crazy! In my pre-blogging days my Christmas decorating didn’t begin until the weekend after Thanksgiving. But don’t panic! The Michaels Dream Tree Challenge mission is to bring you some holiday inspiration in preparation for seasonal decorating. It’s not too early to start collecting decorating ideas!
Michaels provided me with a beautiful pre-lit 7 ft. artificial pine and a gift card for decorating to participate in the dream tree challenge to kick off the decorating season in the DIY Show Off house.
Christmas is my favorite holiday and I feel all organized by getting an early start. Get comfy, my friends. I have a lot of holiday cheer to spread around!
When the days are short and evening arrives early, there’s just something happy about twinkly lights on a Christmas tree that lifts my spirits and warms my heart this time of year.
Materials I used:
- 7 ft. pre-lit artificial pine tree
- clip on cardinals
- faux red berries
- red feathers
- white berries
- plaid and burlap ornaments
- shatterproof ornaments
- Christmas plaid ribbon
- small nests with snowball eggs
- corrigated cardboard and ribbon base
- mini banner, stickers, ribbon and tiny clothespins
- assorted coordinating ornaments
My favorite part of displaying a Christmas tree is the beautiful glow, curling up on the couch with a warm blanket, a cup of peppermint cocoa, listening to traditional Christmas music, reflecting on the past year’s ups and downs, milestones and celebrations, counting my blessings, remembering the true meaning of Christmas.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos and busy-ness that accompanies the holidays but throughout the day, the Christmas tree stops me in my tracks. It’s a moment when I’m reminded to Rejoice!
and a time to celebrate love…
and the gift of every.single.day….life!
Wishing you happy holiday planning!
DIYShowOff Dream Tree Challenges from previous years:
Can’t get enough? I’m not the only crazy one to have a Christmas tree up in October for a November 1st deadline. Crank the Christmas tunes, spike the holiday punch and check out these talented blog friends and their gorgeous Dream Trees for more inspiration:
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.
From now until November 14, you can get FREE shipping on all Christmas trees that are 6ft or taller on Michaels.com!
· If you’re just getting started on your holiday decor, you can also check out some of the ornament projects and tutorials available on Michaels.com.
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You have definitely inspired me–for NEXT year! I used cardinals here and there this year, and will be adding a whole flock to my tree, along with green leafy branches with red berries and sparkly red pics with a ferny/feathery looking base. I’ll do mostly red with some white ornaments, a glittery red strip garland more to the inside of the tree, and will be going BACK to pick up the cute white garland I saw but didn’t purchase, after seeing how much it adds to your tree! I want to incorporate the “heaven and nature sing” banner, too. Thanks so much–I love your tree!