Today is the reveal day for this year’s Michaels’ Dream Trees. And it’s snowing at my house…for real.
This year I went with a Scandinavian theme:
Dala horses, DIY ribbon ornaments, rustic Santa and reindeer ornaments and much more:
I love how it turned out. The whole family helped with this year’s theme: cutting, staining, stamping, etc.
On November 14th I’ll have tutorials for each of the ornaments and the supplies I used to make them! But for now you can get a head start by following this tutorial below and using the free template download for the Dala horse image!
(click here to view the tutorial if image doesn’t work)
Click here to view the past two years of Christmas Trees!
A few things from Michaels:
- 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!!!
- 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.
Your trees are simply beautiful. Won’t you please create something beautiful for hanukkah as well. I don’t see any Michael’s crafts for Hanukkah. Please give equal time.
Ashley Hackshaw says
Oh I love that idea Beverly 🙂 I’ll pass that along to them!
You are so creative and I love that you are a real artist. There are so many wonderful art ideas for Hanukkah and most involve activities for kids.
It would be a huge seller as Christmas really dominates the market and parents would love to find real art projects to do for Hanukkah that kids would enjoy.
B Silver says
And no, we don’t want a Hanukkah bush. Most Jewish families do not celebrate Christmas. Hanukkah bushes came about in families where one parent is not Jewish and needed a way to merge the two holidays. The majority of Jews do not put up Christmas trees of any sort.
Ashley Hackshaw says
I’ve never even heard of that… I agree.
Such a beautiful tree. I know you enjoyed planning and creating the Scandinavian theme.
I just found your website by way of your paper mache post. Your work is beautiful. I love this tree and I can’t wait for the how-to post.
Eagerly awaiting the how-to. Some girls are coming over for a slumber party and I’m planning on putting them to work on this project.