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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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??
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!
The holidays are a time for family, friends and memories. The twinkling lights of the tree, the aroma of cookies fresh from the oven or the perfectly wrapped gift – these are things that make the holiday merry.
And it’s the time of year when the personal touch matters most. Michaels is the place that helps you fill every moment with love, joy and the pride of making it yourself. This month, we challenged our Michaels Makers to show us how they Make It Merry during the holidays. From DIY décor and ornaments to making family memories, our Makers have lots of easy and fun ideas to share with you!
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Let us know how you Make It Merry during the holidays in the comments below!
One long-standing tradition for the holiday season is decorating a gingerbread house. When it comes to decorating, the possibilities are endless – you just have to use your imagination! We can help get your creativity moving with these three new ways to decorate your gingerbread house.
1. Color Mist
Give your gingerbread house a fresh paint job with Color Mist Food Color Spray. Make your house shine bright for the holidays with a beautiful silver finish, or use red for a house filled with holiday cheer. Use pearl Color Mist to add a coat of shimmer to any color, or use it on the gingerbread alone for a subtle sparkle. For the most even coverage, let each coat of Color Mist dry for at least 5 minutes before starting the next coat. Use white icing to pipe windows, doors, icicles and snowflake detail on the house. Get the how-to here.
Have a knack for drawing? If yes, this idea is perfect for you! Use assorted FoodWriters to draw doors, windows, shingles and designs on each panel of the house. This is also a fun and easy way for children to add their own personal touch to gingerbread decorating. It’s easiest to draw on each panel before assembling your house, but you can also use FoodWriters on a finished house to add accents and finishing touches. Use a straight edge or a ruler to help draw straight lines. Draw on each panel before assembling your house, then attach with icing according to the instructions. See how it’s done here.
Fondant is an easy way to add beautiful accents to your gingerbread house, and fondant pieces make great detail for the roof. Roll out chocolate fondant to 1/8 of an inch thick, then use the round end of tip 1M to cut out small circles. Use a food safe paint brush to wet the back of each piece with water, then attach the pieces to the roof. Make sure to offset and overlap each piece to look like shingles. Get the full details here.
I hope these ideas have inspired you to try something new with your gingerbread decorating tradition! Share your gingerbread creations with us on Instagram using #MakeItWithMichaels!
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
What better way to create holiday traditions and memories with your kids than by crafting DIY Christmas ornaments with them? I love this tradition, and this is the first year I will be able to craft an ornament with my son. I know if will be one that I cherish for many, many years to come. In addition to crafting handmade memories, these project ideas are a great way to keep those little hands busy and creative while they’re out for winter break.
These classic Christmas icons couldn’t be cuter! I love how easy they are to clip onto the tree.
Embrace your kiddo’s modeling skills with this fun air-dry clay. Roll it out and use cookie cutters to make shapes. You could even create a handprint ornament to cherish.
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse! This cute little felt guy can be hung from the tree by his tail!
These ornaments are so cute, you’d never guess that all it takes to make them is paper, paint, scissors & glue!
Add a little bling to the tree with glittered foam ornaments!
Pony beads aren’t just for bracelets anymore. You can make whimsical ornaments too!
Turn craft sticks into one-of-a-kind ornaments with a little paint, glue and adhesive gems.
Are you crafting with your kids this holiday season? We’d love to see what you’re making! Share your photos on Instagram with us using the hashtag #MadeWithMichaels!
It’s that time of year! Holiday events are filling our calendars and that means one thing — time to start baking cookies! Are you looking for a new recipe to try this year? I’ve gathered 10 delicious Christmas cookie recipes for you today that will knock your socks off and impress your guests.
There are so many yummy ideas listed here, but you can find even more on our Holiday Desserts Pinterest Board. Which Christmas cookie recipe will you bake?