Gold Christmas tree


Hello friends! Happy Friday! Are you guys ready for Christmas crafting yet? I’m always in the mood once November hits! This year Michael’s asked me to participate in their ‘dream tree’ challenge and it was so much fun! I was debating on a theme for this year and finally decided on a GOLD Christmas tree. I love how sparkly and festive gold is!

I had so much fun shopping for all my supplies at Michael’s! After I picked up my supplies I hauled 2 carts (once in each hand) out to my van in the pouring rain. People probably thought I was nuts! A girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do!

Christmas tree on I Heart Nap Time

Here’s my little helper. He loved helping me get this Christmas tree ready!


christmas tree helper i heart nap time

A few little tips when decorating a Christmas tree…

1. Start with your ribbon first

2. Add trims and flowers next

3. Fill in the tree with ornaments

Oh and buy a pre-lit Christmas tree! Seriously… such a time saver!

Gold Christmas tree

Christmas tree by  I heart nap time 1

I love all the gold ribbons and trims I found in the floral section. They added the perfect touch. I also made a few ornaments as well. I couldn’t help but add some glitter filled ornaments! You can never have too much glitter on a Christmas tree, right?

Glitter ornaments from I Heart Nap Time

I also used my gold leaf pen to add gold touches on all the white ornaments. I just love that thing!

ornaments on i heart nap time

I love turning on the lights! My favorite part of the Christmas tree!

polka dot ornament from I Heart Nap Time

I’m so excited for the holiday season to begin!

Gold Christmas tree on I Heart Nap Time

You can also check out my DIY ruffled tree skirt here.

Beautiful NO-sew ruffled tree skirt from

Thank you Michaels for sending me this fabulous tree and allowing me to participate in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge. Need inspiration about what to put under the tree for your kids this year? Check out the Michaels Holiday Gift Guide – with tons of present ideas, including the must-have gift this season, the original Rainbow Loom!

So have you started Christmas crafting?

PS- Our Crazy Christmas Event starts Monday! Get excited! We have some fabulous guests! :D

Crazy Christmas Event on

Disclosure: Michael’s provided me with a tree and supplies for this challenge. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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14 comments on “Gold Christmas tree”

  1. Oh I love it! I am doing a gold and white tree, and that gold pen would be an awesome way to add little touches. Thanks for the tip! : ) Can’t wait for your Christmas event! : )

  2. It’s gorgeous. I have been wanting to do a one tone tree for years. My family always insists on the colors & the mis matched ornaments. I’m going to really push to chance things this year. I’m more inspired than ever with all the stunning trees I have seen these last couple days.

    • I’ve heard of people doing two trees, one with beautiful decorations and one with fun family decorations and ornaments! There really have been so many stunning trees! :)

  3. Your tree is gorgeous Jamielyn! I’m loving all of those darling empty frames!

  4. LOVE it!! And I love the pic of Carson – so cute!! PS – LOVE the idea of adding the glitter inside of the ornaments – genius!!

  5. jen @ Tatertots & Jello Reply

    Jamielyn!! Your tree is gorgeous! I love it!!


  6. Did you buy the hydrangeas with gold on them or did you paint them?

  7. Love your tree! It turned out so beautifully!

  8. Your Christmas tree looks gorgeous in white and gold. I like how you showed us how to tailor Michael’s ornaments to our liking; now I have some specific items to hunt for in my local store. Plus, I have never tried ribbon before, but I will this year! Many thanks.

    • Thank you for your nice comment Sharon! Michael’s has so many amazing tree decorations, I had a hard time choosing just the ones I used! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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