November 1st, 2014
The Annual Michaels Dream Tree Challenge is underway and I was lucky enough to be asked to decorate a tree this year. I love Christmas so much and am so in love with how my tree turned out. Here’s what I started out with, a basic 7′ pre-lit artificial tree (50% off right now). I really like the narrow shape and how it’s not too bushy.
After strolling down all the aisles at Michaels, I decided on a “let it snow” theme (in my head it’s set to the tune of Let it Go). Lots of frosted greenery, antique silver glitter, crystal snowflakes etc.
I used a mixture of existing ornaments, picks, garlands, and some DIY stuff as well to create this lovely tree:
Let it snow! I love how all the white and cream works with my white walls and yet the tree isn’t overwhelmingly white.
I also love all the frosted greenery gives the looks of a lightly flocked tree.
The little houses, nests, and wood trees are my favorite.
Now that you’ve seen my dream tree, you must check out all the other fabulous dream trees by the other Michaels Makers:
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- 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.
Check out my previous Christmas Decor
October 31st, 2014
Just a quick last-minute halloween project this year. I was creating my glitter snowflakes this week and it had me wishing I had some glow-in-the-dark glue sticks. Well low and behold I found some in my glue stick stash and went to town. After creating a few random ghosts, I saw my boy’s candy buckets, and decided to do a little personalization.
Using my Ad Tech High-temp Project Pro Glue Gun and their Glow-in-the-Dark glue sticks, I wrote out their names…
And a skull and bones.
They turned out super cute! If you have a little Elsa you could cover her bucket with lots of glow-in-the-dark snowflakes. Really the possibilities are endless, I’m super excited to use this glue to make lots of fun crafts!
October 30th, 2014
Ad Tech Hot Temp Glue Gun (this one was perfect because of the small metal tip)
Ad Tech Glitter Glue Sticks
Ad Tech Silicone Glue Pad (nothing sticks to this sucker and it’s see-through)
Wood Veneer Snowflake ornament (Found these at my local Michaels)
The snowflakes can be used as a template for creating a full glue snowflake. You could also use any snow-flake item you have or print out a snowflake illustration. Slide your snowflake (or image) under the silicone mat.
With a glitter glue stick, simply glue directly onto the silicone pad over the snowflake using the snowflake/image as a guide. I HIGHLY recommend this hot temp glue gun. I tried this with a low temp and I just couldn’t get the flow that I needed to create details. Also this glue gun has a metal tip that you can use to manipulate the glue you’ve already put down.
I hand drew a few words too. You can also use a print-out of a font you like and place it under the pad to use as a template for any words you want.
After doing the glitter snowflakes, I embellished my wood snowflakes with some of the glitter glue too. I love how they turned out!
They would be super cute on a tree, wreath, or garland.
And if you want to see more Christmas fun, Check out my blog on November 1st (2014), I’ll be debuting my Michaels Makers Dream Tree Challenge Tree!