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Weekend Wrap-Up – and $100 Michael’s Gift Card Giveaway!

It’s Friday!!

Welcome to the Weekend Wrap Up Party!!  

This week’s giveaway is from

Michael’s Stores!!! 

I’ve been trimming my tree with decor from Michael’s … and to help get you started with your tree-trimming,

this week you can win a $100 gift card from Michael’s!

Michael’s asked me to participate in a Holiday Dream Tree Challenge, and

I’ll share the whole tree with you early next week.

But in the meantime, I have a little sneak peek and project I made for my tree:

Read on to find out how you can win — and link up your projects!

Michael’s was kind enough to send me a tree and a gift card to get me started, and I want to share the love with you.

We’ve had a great time getting started on the holidays with some early tree trimming.

I found an unfinished crate at Micheals and instead of a tree skirt, I am using this crate. I painted it, sanded it, added a little stain, stenciled a little saying on it and then attached some pom pom trim and some little wheels.

Michael’s will be featuring the trees created by creative bloggers on Facebook , Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.

(And I’ll share mine with you next week).

In the meantime, check out Michael’s Holiday Lookbook online. It’s fun to look through the site and see what ideas you can get — and, to make your decorating easier, Michael’s chose four themed collections to help you get started:


Cedar Lodge Collection

Crystal Elegance Collection

Frankincense Collection

Jingle & Jolly Collection

Here’s how to enter to win a $100 Gift Card from Michael’s:

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Don’t forget to link up your projects!!

And get ready for two Great Ideas posts this weekend!

Plus,  Please link up the Wrap Up button– the code is below, or a text link is great if you would rather do that – Tatertots & Jello.
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Please visit and comment on TWO linkups above you and TWO linkups below you — in addition to any others that you want to visit.  {We all love comments!}

Have fun!!!

I can’t wait to see YOUR ideas and feature YOU!!



  1. I like
    Boxed Ornaments From Celebrate It™ I like traditional colors so those make me happy.

  2. Jamie Brigham says:

    I love the Cedar Lodge Clay Pot Bell Ornaments.. they are adorable :)

  3. I loooooove the Classic Red and white theme at michaels!!


  4. My favorite tree trimming item from Michael’s are the rolls of burlap!

  5. I admit, anything glittery makes me happy!

  6. I like the cedar lodge theme!

  7. Crystal Elegance would be my style. Love silver and pearl on the tree.

  8. The City Sidewalks Collection is adorable!

  9. Tammi Schneiderman says:

    Jingle and Jolly Collection. Fun!

  10. I love all the holiday picks that I can mix and match

  11. I love the Jingle & Jolly collection!

  12. I love the holiday cookie cutters!

  13. I like the Cedar Lodge Collection

  14. the woodland little critters!

  15. I always go nuts buying ribbon for the tree and other decorations at Michaels!

  16. I need the curly willow branches for my tree topper

  17. Feathers on the tree!

  18. We need to buy a new tree this year and Michael’s would be perfect!

  19. Feathers….they add lightness and a bit of whimsy!!

  20. I love the crystal elegance ornament collection. So pretty!

  21. Thanks so much for the link up! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  22. Purple, gold and bronze – mixed with homemade, of course.

  23. Julianne Johnson says:

    clear glass ornaments to vinyl!

  24. I like the Frankincense Collection. It is classic Christmas!

  25. Cedar Lodge! It’s so beautiful to me.

  26. We trim the tree with homemade ornaments that we make each year, add to the tree — or something sentimental (gifts from family or friends or milestone events) .. saw this ornaments “Crystal Elegance Ceramic” and want to make it to add to our collections, thank you!

  27. I would love to use some of their beautiful ribbon on my tree this year!

  28. I like the ceder lodge look, so cozy

  29. I like the city sidewalks collection themed ornaments!

  30. I am loving the silver/murcury glass and burlap ribbon!

  31. I like Michael’s burlap (jute) ribbon!

  32. I would use a candy theme. Yum!

  33. following on Pinterest as Amy Orvin

  34. jingle and jolly collection is very nice

  35. I love the rich colors of the Frankincense Collection!

  36. I love the City Sidewalk collection

  37. I really like the Cedar Lodge Collection. :)

  38. like the gallery glass ornaments

  39. I love all the products from the Cedar Lodge line.

  40. i love the cedar lodge look…. love the decopaged antlers!

  41. I like the large variety of shadow boxes.

  42. The Frankincense theme would sort of go with my tree. It is Victorian looking with gold and burgundy ornaments, gold garland and lots of poinsettias in shades from light pink to burgundy.

  43. Michelle J. says:

    The stockings and tree skirts by Celebrate It! look great!

  44. I love white & blue ornaments and would love to have an all white/blue, glittery tree!

  45. I like the Gallery Glass Ornaments.

  46. The Jingle and Jolly Collection is so happy, colorful and festive. The Candy Ribbon Ornaments are adorable.

  47. The Cedar Lodge decor is just so warm and cozy!

  48. I love the Frankincense Collection ornaments. They are so different and pretty! Thanks for the chance. :)

  49. Sharlene Piscitelli says:

    I really like ther Cedar Lodge collection at Michael’s.

  50. jessica todd says:

    crystal elegance is cute

  51. Melissa Lynch says:

    I like the Frankinsense collection best.

  52. I like the Frankincense Collection Themed Ornaments from Celebrate It

  53. Adrianne B says:

    I like the Cedar Lodge theme, especially the Mushroom Ornaments!

  54. missinformationblog says:

    THanks Jen have a wonderful Thanksgiving

  55. Lisa Fickling says:

    I really like the cedar lodge theme from Michaels. I live in a log home and it would fit my home perfectly.

  56. I’m absolutely loving the Frankincense collection…the ornaments are beautiful!

  57. I like the snowman ornaments that look like they are made from book pages!

  58. Linda Smith says:

    I like the blue and white Crystal elegance ornaments. I have a white tree with silver, white, light blue, and royal blue ornaments.

  59. I love the personalized ornaments!

  60. I love the Michaels Exclusive 2012 Collectable Ornament. They are super cute and I love that they help out the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

  61. I love love love tree skirts!!!

  62. I’m super into brights this xmas! looks like they have a lot of options :) thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  63. Ellen Casper says:

    Cedar lodge theme

  64. I love the Cedar Lodge Collection!

  65. Thanks for hosting, Jen! xo

  66. I’m liking the jingle & jolly collection

  67. i love non-traditional tree theme colors for christmas, like pink and green or something like that!

  68. Hi Jen,

    What a perfect giveaway for holiday time. Imagine the crafts I can make! Thanks for hostessing as always :-)

  69. Kim DeClaire says:

    I love the Cedar Lodge theme. It is similar to the Christmas theme I have going on already. It would be perfect to add to what I have!

  70. Oh I love Michael’s selection of ornaments! They are just so pretty!

  71. I’d like to make a bird-oriented tree, my mom used to do that and I’d like to start one. I fell in love with the Cedar Lodge Birdhouse ornaments, so cute.

  72. I love the cedar lodge theme:)

  73. The Cedar Lodge look is adorable!!

  74. Thanks for hosting. The ‘project’ looks amazing. I wish I had even an inch of craftiness about me to do all these amazing things, but I don’t. Le sigh. I’ll just stick to drooling over everyone elses creations though.

  75. Hi Jen, Wishing you and your family a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!

    This week I’m link #700 — A really easy non-sweet kids’ treat that anyone can make — Snowman bagels. It’s a fun and healthy option to bring to a classroom holiday party or for the kids’ table at home.

    At Michael’s, I’m loving the whimsicality of the Jingle & Jolly ideas. I was just at Michael’s yesterday and picked up some glittered cardstock in those very same bright and cheery colors!

  76. I think the Crystal Elegance is most like my style, but the Cedar Lodge is adorable too!

  77. Erin Young says:

    i need some garland!

  78. I think the photo cards that double as an ornament are really cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

  79. I love all the greenery! It just makes a home so cozy in the winter and during the holidays.

  80. I love the Cedar Lodge Holiday Theme from Michaels.

  81. Shelley D. says:

    Crystal Elegance is gorgeous

  82. Michelle Carter says:

    I love the paper ornaments.

  83. I love all the knitted decorations. They give such a cozy, warm feeling! Perfect for when its storming and freezing outside! It would be fun to knit your own decorations too! Yay Michaels!

  84. I like the frankincense collection!!

  85. I love burlap….you can do anything with burlap!! :)

  86. I love the Cedar Lodge Collection. I love the traditional christmas colors for decorating.

  87. I’m into the DIY ornaments I can make with the great DCWV/Recollections papers and Martha Stewart products.

  88. I swoon over Crystal Elegance!

  89. I like the CELEBRATE IT™ Christmas Themed Ornaments

  90. Another vote for the Crystal Elegance collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

  91. I love the Crystal Elegance!

  92. Denise Vandenbusch Bohman says:

    Crystal Elegance is beautiful

  93. I would like to do a smalltree with christmas cards!

  94. I love the cedar lodge collection.

  95. Cedar Lodge for the rustic look :) Thanks for hosting!

  96. Connie Haack says:

    I really like the Cedar Lodge Look!

  97. I Have been wanting to make some glittery pinecones! I just was at Michael’s last night and was amazed at how many different glitter products they have.

  98. I love the Cedar lodge look!

  99. I love the jingle and jolly collection!

  100. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a lovely weekend:)
    P.S. Love how your crate turned out:)

  101. I am doing a red and silver theme this year with lots of glitter! Love Michaels ornaments!

  102. I like the Plastic Ornament Tubes From Celebrate It….perfect ball ornaments for my tree!

  103. Love the City Sidewalks collection

  104. I love all of Michael’s jewelry options!

  105. I’m a jingle jolly kinda gal!

  106. What a fun giveaway! I love your crate under your tree. It would be so great to lift the tree up and make it even taller. You are brilliant! I bet you’ll start a big trend with this. I love the Jingle Jolly line at Michael’s because it is so Dr. Seussish {Grinch style}. I need to go look around in the store.

  107. Would like to do a rustic tree in one of the rooms and like the cedar lodge items!

  108. I saw the project for a button tree on their site and thought you could make cute ornaments out of buttons.

  109. Crystal Swicegood says:

    Love the cedar lane collection

  110. I like the Crystal Elegance collection.

  111. Kelly Hollstrom says:

    I like the jingle and jolly themed items. They are whimsical and remind me of the movie The Grinch with all that amazing decor on the set!

  112. Trish @ Mom On Timeout says:

    So many fun ideas! I love the Jingle & Jolly collection!

  113. I want the tree itself! Our artificial tree is 13 years old and we desperately need a new one.

  114. I love the Vintagy/cottage theme with burlap and soft colors.

  115. i love shopping at michaels and i would choose the cedar lodge theme to decorate my christmas tree so many items to enjoy that would look lovely in my lodge livingroom thanks tater tot and jello for such a generous giveaway

  116. All of their baking stuff is so great! We use it to make holiday theme chocolates!

  117. I like the Michaels photo card ornaments!

  118. Becky Sandusky says:

    I like the Jingle and Jolly collection. I also love the kid proof products.

  119. I like Holly Berry Apron and fabric Crafting for decorating trees

  120. I dig the City Sidewalks Collection.

  121. I love the book page snowman ornament. I think my favorite tree trimming product this year is going to be felt for a more kid friendly tree.

  122. Bri Murphy says:

    Loving the crystal ornament collection!

  123. loving the Jingle & Jolly collection :)

  124. The Clines says:

    I like the plaster ornaments that you can paint!

  125. Celebrate it ornaments and lights!

  126. I like the Cedar Lodge collection the best.

  127. Really want a crochet christmas.

  128. I love the cute snowman ornament!

  129. I like the classes with ideas to make your own ornaments and decorations.

  130. I love the Celebrate it tree skirts — and I’d love one! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

  131. The Jingle & Jolly collection is super cute and my favorite!

  132. I just bought the prettiest silver mesh ribbon from Michaels. I am planning on doing a small tree in silver, white and turquoise for my guest room.

  133. Cedar Lodge is my favorite.

  134. I love woodland creatures! Soo happy owls seem to be everywhere lately, also cute fox, skunks, deer and bear cubs! Will definately decorate my tree with little woodland creatures!

  135. I’d love some feathers in my tree this year!

  136. I love to make a color theme such as blue and silver which is what I am using this year.

  137. I have been creating acorn elves with wooden beads and wool felt from Michaels.

    THank you for hosting!

  138. My favorite tree trimming item and favorite at Mivhael’s would be a basic glass ornament. It’s my favorite because I can personalize it to my liking. Thanks for hosting and Happy Holidays!

  139. That Jingle & Jolly collection is super cute!

  140. dianaramblesdotcom says:

    Thanks for the party! I really like the Celebrate It collection of ornaments!

  141. Love the custom holiday photo cards!

  142. I love the birdhouse ornaments

  143. I love a tree full of RIBBON! Just got a bunch on sale at Michaels the other day!

  144. Manette Gutterman says:

    I love this easy DIY flavored coffee idea and my favorite theme is the Crystal Elegance collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

  145. Love the Frankincense collection.

  146. Thank you for hosting Jen! Have a great weekend!

  147. ooooo… I’m kinda in love with their Frankincense Collection ornaments. Gorgeous!

  148. Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa

  149. Thanks for hosting Jen. Have a wonderful weekend!

  150. I love the cedar lodge ornaments.

  151. I like the Jingle and Jolly Collection

  152. I’m loving everything pinecone this year! thanks for hosting Jen! have a great weekend!

  153. Cedar Lodge Wooden Bird Ornaments, those are so me!

  154. Crystal Elegance

  155. Ingrid Struemph says:


  156. My favorite is the Cedar lodge collection.

  157. love the crystal elegance collection!

  158. Like the Jingle and Jolly themed decorations at Michael’s

  159. Love the Celebrate it sparkly bows in different sizes. Going to buy some big ones to hang outside on my carriage lights

  160. I’m thinking of using brightly colored felt with buttons, and blanket stitches for this year’s theme.

  161. Claypot penguins are adorable!!

  162. Lovin’ the colorful Celebrate It stuff. Fun and a bit different!

  163. The book page snowman is SO cute!

  164. Michelle Hall says:

    Jingle and Jolly is my favorite theme! :)

  165. I love their sparkly garlands.

  166. Definitely Paint and ribbon.
    Thanks! Deb

  167. Christina Eberhardt says:

    I like so many of there things, but I think I will pick the celebrate stuff

  168. Michael’s holiday decor .. love it! I haven’t yet seen the paper ornaments in stores that I just spotted on their website, but they look gorgeous online!

  169. I am loving the crystal elegance! I am loving all things that do with table-scapes this year!

  170. I love the dollar section. I always find some little seasonal things to decorate with!

  171. Jessica Keefer says:

    Flower garland

  172. I love the Crystal Elegance!

  173. Love the crystal elegance trend!

  174. Rachael Werth says:

    Favorite tree theme is color! I like the multi colored lights when kids are in the house they just love the colors

  175. Michaels has the best garlands!!!

  176. I get my chalkboard paint at Michaels

  177. Thanks for hosting Jen! I like the cedar lodge book page pine cone ornaments, soo cute!!

  178. I love the City Sidewalks collection http://www.michaels.com/City-Sidewalks-Collection-Themed-Ornaments/ch1070,default,pd.html Paired with a patchwork tree skirt that I’m hoping to really start working on, they’d make a fun tree.

  179. Jen, Thank you for hosting this link party. I am new to blogging and would love for you to visit my blog @ memoriesbythemile.com
    Have a great weekend.
    Wanda Ann

  180. I like the cedar lodge collection – always love a little country and classic colors!

  181. melissa kelley says:

    i would love to get the celebrate it christmas craft glass and plastic ornaments and make a whole elmo tree for my son! my cat broke all my nice ornaments last year, and with a little one i thing i need plastic. he is obsessed with elmo right now and almost every gift we have gotten him is elmo, complete with elmo wrapping paper! i can’t wait to see his beautiful face christmas morning!

  182. My daughter would love a pink trend tree

  183. I like the Jingle and Jolly Collection!

  184. Loving all the projects linked up this week! I’m only through #250, and I already have about 20 extra tabs open to check out :)

  185. the Celebrate It! ornaments are nice!

  186. Love their Crystal Elegance ornaments!

  187. I am digging those red and gold ornaments from Martha Stewart with the initials. I have to try that.

  188. I like the colors in the Frankincense collection.

  189. I love the Martha Stewart personalized ornaments! Thanks so much for the party and the great giveaway!! Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving!

  190. Hi Jen! Thank you so much for hosting this lovely party! There are so many fantastic projects here! I don’t know how you ever choose for your roundups! Take care and have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

  191. Thanks so much for hosting and for the great giveaway!

  192. I visit Michaels often (sometimes I think WAY too often), but I always find something to turn into an amazing craft… I used paintbrushes there to create gifts for my children’s classes (Painting the town Red and Green for Christmas!)

  193. I love the clear ornaments so we can design our own and the red berries to trim the tree.

  194. Love the Martha Steward Holiday crafts

  195. I’d use the Cedar Lodge ideas – so cute!

  196. I love Michaels, and thanks for this party. I especially love they holiday picks and their faux flowers.

  197. The bookpage snowman is soooooo cute!!!!!!! I’ll have to make several as gifts. I really like the Cedar Lodge! Thank you for a chance to win!

  198. My favorite things to buy at Michael’s are the Martha Stewart paints and supplies. There are so many things I do with them.

  199. Garland!! I’m crazy about any kind of garland.

  200. I like the Shabby Chic ornament pomander

  201. Modge Podge – the possibilities are endless!

  202. Loving the snowman head ornaments and I was also just thinking I need to knout some new scarves this year!! Love the ideas!!

  203. Kimberly Nelson says:

    I love the variety of garland they offer! You can choose something natural like pinecones or cranberries or something fun like pompoms or gingerbread men. There is something for everyone, so both me and my kids can be happy with our tree decorating!

  204. Happy weekend, Jen! Thanks for hosting!

  205. I love the Celebrate it ornaments! THanks for hosting!

  206. love the Martha Stewart holiday crafts

  207. What a great giveaway! I really like the Crystal Elegance Collection. :) Thanks for hosting another great party, Jen! XOXO

  208. I like their ribbons. I love the ones that are pink, green and blue. Not traditional holiday colors but fun bright colors. Would look pretty on the tree. They have ornaments in those colors as well.
    Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great Thanksgiving.

  209. Thanks so much for hosting, Jen!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  210. I’m getting so excited about the holidays! I just love shopping for gingerbread men ornaments and decorations!
    Love your crates!
    Kindest regards,

  211. Love the ornaments that you can personalize with glitter, designs, etc.

  212. I love the personalized ornaments!

  213. I love the crystal elegance collection, so pretty!

  214. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  215. Oh man, I spend a lot of time (and money) at Michaels! What a fun giveaway. I love their Celebrate It ornaments!!! Thanks for hosting a great weekend party Jen!

  216. I’m loving the Celebrate It lights! We need new lights on our tree, so many burnt out bulbs on our current ones!

  217. glitter!!

  218. Jingle & Jolly recollections are my favorite ornaments from Michaels :)

  219. I love the crate tree stand, great idea! Thanks a bunch for hosting the party – Have a beautiful weekend :)

  220. Thanks for hosting such an inspiring party!!

  221. My fav product is just about everything. Today it was styrofoam bricks for the mission project. Tomorrow it plastic ornaments and paint.

  222. Thanks for hosting Jen!!


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