Day 22 of my 50 DIY Days: Sweet Cravings Christmas Tree (with free printables)
Merry Christmas, everyone! Just kidding. I know we’re only one day past Halloween (and still weeks away from Christmas), but I’ve been challenged to share my dream tree with all of you for Michaels Makers’. As you guys know, I’m pregnant and I have sugar on the brain. It’s just what I think about these days, so that’s how I came up with my Sweet Cravings Christmas Tree. It was so hard to have to buy all of those sweet treats to photograph… and then eat when I was done photographing them. Just kidding, it was the best and I got to create a pretty tree out of all of these treats so I can always remember them.
What did I do to decorate this tasty tree?
- Ornaments: Well, I started out with some bright pink, silver, and matte white glass ball ornaments that I picked up from Michaels’.
- Garland: Next, I made this pretty Sprinkles Paper Strip Garland to string across the tree. Here’s the tutorial if you want to make it.
- Tree skirt: This tree definitely needed a special skirt (since she’s such a pretty lady), so I made this No-Sew Doughnut Tree Skirt to dress her up (yeah, my tree is a lady). You can head over here to check out the tutorial to make it.
- Sweet treats: I printed out the sweet treats onto heavy cardstock paper and cut them out. I used washi tape to attach them onto the branches. Then, I updated my frame on the wall with some macaroons (taped on with washi tape). If you want to use my sweet treats for your Christmas project, you can download them here (for personal use only).
- Christmas print: Lastly, I went to a local print shop to print out my Happiest Christmas print. I’ll be sharing that print for you on the blog tomorrow if you want it for your home.
Are you inspired to start decorating your own tree? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the other 49 Michaels Makers’ dream holiday trees that were created this year.
From now until November 14, you can get FREE shipping on all Christmas trees that are 6ft or taller on Michaels.com! If you’re just getting started on your holiday decor, you can also check out some of the ornament projects and tutorials available on Michaels.com.
Are you wondering what the 50 DIY Days is? Each year I share a bunch of holiday DIY ideas, recipes, and guides to inspire you during the Fall. Now, through early December, you’ll find a ton of great ideas to get you ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any sort of holiday gift giving. You can check out this link to explore past DIY Days. I want to see your creations! Share what your making with me on Instagram. It could be one of my DIY’s, or a project you’re working on. Share with my IG account @thepapermama and use the hashtag #papermamafriends.