Candy Colored Christmas Tree
November 20, 2012
A few weeks ago, I was invited by Michaels to decorate a tree with their ornaments this year as part of a Dream Tree Challenge. I’ve shopped my local Michaels for so many years and especially during the holidays, so I readily accepted their invitation!
Our family buys a flocked real tree at our local tree farm for the living room every December, but the kids loved the idea of a Christmas tree to call their own. We came up with a bright candy colored version decorated with some new ornaments and also some of their favorites from the past.
The three of us went shopping together at Michaels and their bright eyes quickly settled on a “candy and disco balls” theme – it was a glittery candy garland and a set of faceted disco ball ornaments that set the color palette for our tree and we got to work!
A few large scale snowflakes are suspended in front of the art gallery, and over the weekend the kids completed their annual tradition of decorating houses from gingerbread kits. I helped cut the fondant but the rest of the candy patterns are all their designs, so cute!
No kid tree is complete without their personal favorites on display like Mr. Krabs, the Cowardly Lion, the Abominable Snowman, and other handmade ornaments created over the years.
We had a lot of fun together breaking out the Christmas playlist while we decorated and they savored their first (of many…) candy canes of the season.
A favorite critter Mr. Teddy looks smashing sitting next to the tree in a pink ribbon tie.
Coco the cat is no fool – she knows the best place to curl up for a nap is next to Mr. Teddy on top of our cozy lambs wool pillow cover.
To top off the tree, we attached glittery ball swags with floral wire and it was done!
We love that this colorful tree is the first view when you come down the stairs each day.
Thanks so much Michaels for including our family in the Dream Tree Challenge!
Details on how to make a scalloped felt tree skirt coming next… tree and ornaments for this display courtesy of Michaels Stores.