I can’t believe this is my fourth year making a dream tree for Michaels! I’ve loved the past few years of coming up with new ideas each year. The first year I went with a rustic theme and in year two I picked a floral theme. Last year I went all out with a Scandinavian theme. And then this year might be my favorite:
Wild meets A Walk in the Woods?
Over the past year our lives have become more and more centered around living outside and it only seemed natural to go with an outdoor theme. Once I saw these cute little vintage backpack ornaments at Michaels I knew a vintage camping theme was the direction I wanted to take with this year’s tree:
Most of the ornaments I made from scratch using materials from Michaels and I’ll have tutorials to follow soon on how to make your own. Like these little lanterns, can you guess what they are made from?
Or these Pendleton-inspired wool-covered canteens:
And vintage bedrolls:
I added in a bunch of vintage park service inspired signs:
We live right near the Appalachian Trail (and I love the book A Walk in the Woods) so I had to go with some of those:
I added added in branches and marshmallow skewers for added detail:
The tree at night with all the lights on:
Have you read Wild yet or seen the movie? Yes, I loved that one too….and had to throw in the PCT sign:
The Christmas tree topper…I can never pass up a scenic overlook!
I’ll share all the ornaments, details and closeups soon so you can follow along!
More from Michaels:
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: