You know how I’m always dreaming of Christmas decorating in every room in the house and having a few themed threes? Like with my jewelry tree from last year and the quirky silver spoon tree the year before? Well I am determined we are going to get our Christmas groove on and make all that happen again this year, in spite of all our construction dust and chaos.
We are very excited for Christmas, so we were extra thrilled when Michaels sent us a pre-lit tree, a Michaels gift card, and challenged us to come up with a theme for their Holiday Dream Tree Challenge. How could we say no to that? Hello, that is totally our kind of Christmas dream come true! And it was the perfect incentive to ignore the dust and mess and just get started with our trees, while having a fun night with my two favorite girls.
So, it was GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT for us at Michaels’ Craft, and we had a blast shopping and planning out our themed tree! The girls and I have so much fun together, I feel so blessed to get to have such fun experiences with them.
I have to tell you this little tip we discovered, we found these scented sticks at Michaels that you can put in your artificial tree. They smell AH-MAZING! We actually go out and cut down a real tree for our main Christmas tree because we love the real trees so much, but with these artificial themed trees, it is nice that we can add some realistic scent! I was expecting them to smell like those little tree car air fresheners but I was pleasantly surprised that they smelled great!
So, while we were at Michaels, we wandered the entire store dreaming up all the possibilities for our theme. A glam tree? A crafty tree? A Martha Stewart craft tool tree? The options seemed endless! We pushed around three carts with all sorts of ideas floating around in our head. We dreamed up little crafts we could do to add to the tree.
Then we realized we didn’t have much time for crafting this week so we had to really assess our time and our ability level too! HA! We are not really all that crafty but we do try on occasion. So after a couple of hours pondering the possibilities, we landed on our theme. It is SO “US” we just cracked ourselves up thinking about how adorable this tree would be and how it would make us smile every day of the Christmas season. We knew Jack would like it too.
I’m learning more and more in life that you just shouldn’t wait for perfect circumstances to experience the life you want, you just have to DO IT — even though it might seem ridiculous. I mean, who decorates a Christmas tree when you are remodeling your house and there is DUST EVERYWHERE?
WE DO! And of course, Jack helped. You can imagine how much help Jack was, right? More on that later.
UPDATE!: Want to see how the tree turned out? Well it’s done!
Check out our Woodland Christmas Tree here!
Are you doing any special themed tree this year? What are your tree plans?
Michaels is sponsoring this challenge and provided the tree and gift card for us to create our own themed Dream Tree!