Michaels Dream Tree Challenge – The Sneak Peek

Aren’t these little guys cute? They are the inspiration behind my tree for the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge.  (click here to see my inspiration board here!)


Michaels Stores sent me one of their pre-lit trees and I had one week to decorate it using supplies and decorations from their store.  You know I love a challenge, so after I stocked up on the little woodland critters above I started browsing the store for more inspiration.   A few things I’ve incorporated into my tree:

Holiday Potpourri:


Wood craft pieces:


Metallic garland:


Burlap and tiny wreaths:



Click here to see the final tree and the time lapse movie Boo and I made of the tree!



Michaels Dream Tree Challenge - Rustic Tree via lilblueboo.com (click through for the time lapse video of the DIY ornaments!)





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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    I’m doing a woodland style tree too, gotta love the fun little critters. Mine were owls that inspired me. I’ve been buying ornaments and other supplies and making things in anticipation of our live tree we will go to the tree farm and cut down (family tradition) the day after Thanksgiving. Hot cocoa and the kids in Santa’s lap, can’t wait!!

  2. 2

    I love those little critters :)

  3. 3

    Where did you get the woodland critters ornaments? are these from Michaels? Would love to get some!

  4. 5

    I can’t wait to see what you did! Sounds like a really fun mom and daughter project!

  5. 6

    Love the burlap… love the critters… love the crates. Just got a whole lotta love for ya. :)