I love that I had a new place to decorate this year! The Sixty-One Park Farmhouse was a blank slate for me this year. This was my 7th year doing the Dream Tree Challenge for Michaels. I know I did a farmhouse theme a few years ago but I went a modern farmhouse twist this year:
I started out using these oversized galvanized tags for the focal points of the tree. The calligraphy was done with a Sharpie oil paint pen:
“Farm Sweet Farm” was just one of many different sayings put on the large tags and each was tied to the tree with ribbon. The garland was made using bulk bins of unfinished wood beads:
For the quilt square ornaments I just I cut little stamps to create patterns on these unfinished wood slices:
My little lanterns came in a pack of six. I spray painted them white and added a little bit of greenery to the top:
The sign on the top of the tree is just a small unfinished sign that I added “Merry Christmas” to…and tied a simple burlap bow to the top:
Layered with floral berries and raffia to pull color throughout the tree:
Michaels has so many cute enamels signs this year…I hung this large “Merry Christmas” sign underneath the countertop bar:
A few other decorations: simple red balls and stars made from clothespins:
The presents were wrapped in brown paper and topped with various ribbon from the tree and ornaments for tags:
A used a few of my past ornaments for tags too:
The oversized galvanized signs are sold in bulk packs at Michaels for party decor and create interest points all over the tree. What would you write on yours?
Michaels holiday décor collections make it easy to find your holiday style and bring your decor vision to life. From the perfect tree and trimmings to creative gifts and DIY supplies. Here’s a list of a few of my supplies used for this tree:
7.5ft Pre-Lit Jasper Christmas Tree
Unfinished Wood Slice Ornaments
Feel free to ask any questions about ornaments on the tree! I’ll be working on some more detailed posts and tutorials on materials used and also the rest of the house decor.
Want to see my past trees? I have them all linked right here!
Beautiful, charming and inspiring all in one neat package!
Beautiful calligraphy! I thought for sure you used a Cricut until I read the post and looked closer. Love the whole tree!
Is that just your handwriting, or did you look at a specific font? (I know it’s handwritten, just wondering if there’s a place I can find the font)
Kris Reynolds says
It is just wonderful. I love seeing how you decorate the trees each year.
Just WOW! Love the tree, it’s so pretty!
This is such a beautiful tree! I wish I could learn to write as beautifully as you did on the tag signs.
Ashley Hackshaw says
So, that isn’t even my writing I had a friend do it and I traced it! I’ll try to upload my templates.
Hi Ashley – Can you share the link to the pen you used?
Ashley Hackshaw says
Hi Susie! Here it is: https://www.michaels.com/sharpie-oil-based-paint-marker-medium-point/10288086.html#cm_mmc=PR-_-MichaelsMakers-_-LilBlueBoo-_-DreamTree2018&start=2
Darlene E Meyers says
I miss your posts! Please send more!
Jennifer V. says
Where are those darling lantern ornaments from???
Love everything you did!
I love the large distressed white ornament at the bottom. Where did you find it?
Pawan Trivedi says
Modern christmas tree is so charming. i salute you for your creativity and color combination. merry christmas! Ashley