Michael’s Holiday Dream Tree Challenge Reveal

For the past couple of days I’ve given you some little hints about what my Michaels dream tree is going to look like in this post about my fun shopping trip, how I painted, Mod Podged and glittered my tree and then how I created my no-sew tree skirt.

Just for a little reminder, here’s what my green artificial tree looked like before and after I made it my own to fit in with the look I was trying to achieve. Have you ever painted and glittered a Christmas tree??

How to paint and glitter a Christmas tree - Design Dazzle
And here’s my completed tree…I am thrilled with how it turned out!
Christmas dream tree designed by Toni - Design Dazzle

I love pink, creams, tans, and white! The shabby chic, vintage wonderland look and handmade ornaments make it me. I’ve always decorated our Christmas trees with my family in mind. Never having a tree all to myself, this tree is in my craft room. I’ve titled the tree
“It’s So Me!”

Mod Podge, glitter and ribbon are my secret weapons that really make everything on the tree sparkle, along with all of the pre-glittered picks and florals. 

All of the decorations and supplies to embellish my items were purchased at Michaels and 95% of everything was on sale or I was able to use a coupon for – you can’t beat that!
Pipe cleaners are a wonderful little tool to attach the decorations to your tree – they are easily hidden in the tree so you don’t see them.

Shabby chic Christmas tree designed by Toni - Design Dazzle

If your tree is in your home where you don’t have to worry about small children or animals getting to it, I love to add more decorations around the base of the tree along with the beautifully wrapped and adorned presents.

Placing ornaments in apothecary jars and adding some twinkling lights and pretty ribbon is an easy way to add more interest to the base of your tree.

Shabby chic Christmas decorations - Design DazzlePink, creams and gold Christmas decorations - Design Dazzle

One more secret…use banner paper (to create banners with) from the art aisle for a simple white kraft wrapping paper. Then just add your pretty ribbon and embellishments to create beautifully wrapped gifts.

So, what do you think? I love it and I love that it’s in my craft room/office so I can see it every day to put a smile on my face!

To see all the Christmas trees the other bloggers created for the Michaels Holiday Dream Tree challenge, visit Michaels Stores Facebook album and the dream tree Pinterest page.

Michael’s provided me with a Christmas tree and a lovely gift card in exchange for my participation in this challenge. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


Posted on November 20, 2012
Categories: christmas, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas, toni's projects, ideas and tips

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  1. Karen says:
    November 20, 2012

    Oh my goodness! That tree is just breathtaking!!! I love the look. Everything on it and under it is just perfect!

  2. DesignDazzle.blogspot.com says:
    November 20, 2012

    Thank you, Karen!! It was a labor of love!

  3. Rebekah {A Blissful Nest} says:
    November 20, 2012

    FANTASTIC job Toni! I love it!!

  4. Suzi @ chores and chandeliers says:
    November 20, 2012

    Fabulous! I love it!!!!!
    You did an amazing job!!!!

  5. Jan says:
    November 20, 2012

    Hi, I am visiting from Kristen's Creations. I have never painted or glittered a tree — the idea wouldn't even have occurred to me until I read your blog post this evening. I cannot believe it is the same tree, it is just amazing what you did. Now, I don't know if you, in fact, used that same tree to decorate as your very own tree, because it was sooo pretty even without anything on it how much more gilding would one put on the perfect lily? And so I am just speechless with mouth hanging agog at your pics of your "It's So Me" tree, where very little of the underlying tree is actually seen. It is so spectacular, words just fail me. How wonderful it must be to look at your tree, eyes skipping here and there, always finding something new to enjoy, to marvel at, some new perspective that catches your breath for a moment, or a little hidden gem here or there sparking in the sunlight. Bet it's incredibly beautiful and angelic looking at night with it's lights all aglow. Wow. I will sure have a picture of your tree printed out to draw inspiration from this year as I put decorations on my tree.

  6. Anonymous says:
    November 21, 2012

    I love the pink and gold! You did a wonderful job on this tree!

  7. Lookiewhatidid says:
    November 22, 2012

    The tree is beautiful Toni. As I was looking at the pictures, the big frame on the wall caught my eye…I Have the exact same frame. Great minds think alike! hehe

  8. Enamel Girl says:
    November 24, 2012

    This is amazing! I'll try to incorporate a few of your ideas into my tree 🙂

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    November 29, 2012

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  10. Cheryl says:
    December 2, 2012

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE this tree!!! Pink is my favorite color! I’m going to try to duplicate this with my own little tweeks of course lol Thanks for the inspiration!!! Happy Holidays!!!

  11. The Tree Topper says:
    December 9, 2012

    A Christmas tree should be a form of personal expression. You have done an excellent job creating yours. I hope you continue to enjoy it for years to come.

  12. stacey stuwe says:
    December 10, 2012

    Hey Toni, saw your tree at the tree contest, if i could pick you would definitely get my vote for 1st place!! Gorgeous!

  13. Donna Barnett says:
    December 12, 2012

    Toni…This tree is gorgeous and may be one of the prettiest trees that I think I have seen! I too love the shabby chic look and the colors of pink and creams! But my sons think our tree needs to be from the forest and woodlands, so I too give into my family’s wishes. I’m hoping when they both leave home I may have a tree like this one and enjoy what I want! In fact as soon as spring arrives i’m finishing my bedroom in the shabby chic decor and these same colors. But I am very impressed with the tree and would love to have it! :)I look forward to being on your e-mail list and sharing some of your decorating ideas. May you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too! Respectfully, Donna Barnett

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