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Christmas Tree Trend Alert: Mad for Plaid

It’s no secret that plaid & flannel are making a serious style comeback. Fashion gurus are rocking gingham, buffalo check and tartan designs every where you look. The latest trend has creeped its way into our homes and is bringing a warm, cozy vibe to holiday décor. And we aren’t mad about that one bit!

A few of our talented Michaels Makers hopped on the holiday plaid train and made absolutely gorgeous trees for our Dream Tree Challenge.

DIY Playbook Pretty and Plaid DIY Playbook Pretty and Plaid

This Pretty and Plaid Tree from DIY Playbook uses a classic plaid ribbon and lots of plaid presents mixed with a little kraft gift wrap.

Simple As That

Rebecca from Simple As That blog used the oh-so-popular black and red buffalo check to add character to her Outdoor Adventure Themed Tree.

By Stephanie Lynn Tartan Plaid Tree

Lots of tartan ribbons cascade down By Stephanie Lynn’s rustic tree while shimmering red berries and grapevine ball ornaments give it a beautiful and natural look.

Love The Day Dream Tree

Lindi’s tree from Love The Day is a winter wonderland village! Tiny cottages are nestled in the flocked tree while classic red and green plaid ribbons intertwine with snow frosted pine cones and berries.

Just Destiny Dream Tree

We love the way Just Destiny pulled the pattern into her holiday décor with plaid wrapped gifts and stockings. Not to mention those cute Santa marquee lights!

Design Dazzle Mrs. Claus Tree Design Dazzle Mrs. Claus Tree

Toni from Design Dazzle went with a classic red and white gingham that puts any picnic to shame. Can you believe that she hand-painted that ribbon??

Positively Splendid Plaid Tree Positively Splendid Plaid Tree

And finally, we can’t get over this Traditional Plaid Tree by Positively Splendid. The deep navy & red and white candy striped ribbons mixed with classic flannel plaid give this tree a luxurious and rich look and feel.

If plaid isn’t your style, be sure to check out our exclusive holiday collections. You’re sure to find something that matches your style. Show us how you’re decorating this holiday season by using #MakeItWithMichaels on Instagram!

Michaels Makers 2016 Dream Tree Challenge

Michaels Makers 2016 Dream Tree Challenge Reveal

We are almost as excited about today as we are about Christmas morning! It’s our 5th annual 2016 Dream Tree Challenge reveal! Our talented Michaels Makers have been working so very hard these past few weeks crafting, trimming and making their tree dreams come true. Every year they just get better and better!

Without further delay, I present to you, the 2016 Michaels Makers Dream Trees:

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Are you following us on Instagram? We’re doing a Dream Tree home tour every Monday in November, so be sure to check it out >>> @MichaelsStores

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Michaels Makers Dream Tree Decorating Tips

Did you all hear about the 30 amazing holiday trees our Michaels Makers created this month? Well, if you have been hiding out from this crazy cold weather and did not get a chance to look at them you must do so now! They were given just two short weeks to complete the Third Annual Dream Tree Challenge, and they are truly dreamy. Today the Michaels Makers are sharing with us a closer look at all of the work that went into creating their trees this year. They are also providing some insight on how to decorate our trees in new, creative ways without the stress that comes with it. Check out their tree decorating tips below. We’ve got everything from a countdown-to-Christmas advent tree to an ABC kids Christmas tree and much more!

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How are you going to decorate your dream tree this year?

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2014 Dream Tree Challenge

Michaels Makers 2014 Dream Tree Challenge Reveal

We just can’t wait any longer! Today is a very special day for all of us at Michaels… that’s right – it’s the Third Annual Dream Tree Reveal! It’s time to get inspired for the holidays and we know just how to do it. Michaels’ Annual Dream Tree Challenge is our one-of-a-kind holiday kick-off and the Michaels Makers did not disappoint. Each of them has spent weeks creating a dream tree of their own, and we now have 30 fully decorated, fabulous and unique trees that will blow you away! We know that getting ready for the holidays is a huge undertaking, but after seeing what they came up with, you’ll be so inspired, you won’t be able to stop yourself. Enjoy!

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Which tree is going to be your inspiration this year? Stop by our Make it Merry inspiration book for more helpful tips and holiday projects!

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Second Annual Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Now that Halloween has come and gone, who else is ready to dive head first into the holidays? I’ve already begun my Christmas shopping and may or may not be jamming to a holiday music station on Pandora. But, nothing gets me in the spirit more than decorating my home for the holidays every year. It’s time to bring out the wreaths, unpack those ornaments & start untangling those Christmas lights.

In preparation for the holidays, we challenged 30 of our favorite bloggers to create the Christmas Tree of their dreams … prepare to be wowed.

I present to you, the Second Annual Michaels Dream Tree Challenge.

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Check out all the trees & more inspiration on our Dream Tree Pinterest board. Which tree is your favorite?

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