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The Treetopia blog hopes to inspire you with fabulous decorating and entertaining ideas that celebrate your personal sense of style. Liven up the look of your home with our exciting selection of decorating tips and tricks for every holiday and season.

Whether it’s heavy dramas or light sit-coms, TV shows are a big part of our leisure time. It then comes as no surprise that fans constantly clamor for decorative items inspired by their favorite shows, and Christmas décor is no exception. From a police box/time machine tree topper to retro style 8-bit character figures, here are holiday ornaments inspired by seven of our favorite shows on the tube.

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header1 Colored sand is a versatile material that’s great for arts, crafts, or just playing around with. Easily available at hobby shops, colored sand can also be used in a myriad of ways to spruce up your home. In this edition of Treetopia Loves, we bring you seven easy-to-do colored sand crafts for you to try.

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From holiday ornaments to summer clothing, savvy shoppers know that purchasing seasonal items are best done off-season. Beautiful, durable, and available any time of year, artificial Christmas trees are excellent buys no matter the time of year. Here are three great reasons you should purchase your holiday tree way before the jingle bells start ringing.

Enjoy More Decorating Possibilities 

Treetopia's Some Like It Hot Christmas Tree decorated for summer and for Easter.

Photos courtesy of Jen Perkins

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At Treetopia, we believe that the true meaning of Christmas lies in the spirit of giving. As part of this year’s Christmas in July celebration, we’re happy to announce our partnership with Ronald McDonald House at Stanford in Palo Alto, California.

To support their ongoing needs, we will donate 5% of our total July proceeds to this amazing charity. From the grandest Christmas tree to the daintiest of ornaments, a portion of any item you purchase will go towards helping others during one of the most difficult times of their lives.

Established in 1979, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford is part of a national organization that offers accommodations and support to families of seriously ill children. Funded primarily by voluntary contributions, it gives young patients, their parents, and siblings an opportunity to rest and recuperate together in a comfortable and nurturing environment.

Support a great cause and enjoy up to 50% savings on beautiful Christmas decorations with Treetopia.

 

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With summer just around the corner, we scoured the internet for easy upcycled lighting projects to give you fun and stylish options for brightening up your backyard barbecues and outdoor parties. From DIY tiki torches to elegant glowing orbs, we list our favorite upcycled outdoor lighting ideas for you try.
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Show Dad just how much you love and appreciate him with a lavish party to celebrate all that he does for you. Incorporate your dad’s unique personality, interests, or profession into a theme that he’ll love. Time with family and friends is a great Father’s Day treat, and can provide memories he’ll cherish forever. Check out these Father’s Day party ideas for some inspiration:

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Whether he’s a Marvel man or a DC dude, show Dad that he’s your own personal super hero with this fun party theme.

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Whether we’re redecorating our old apartment or moving into a new one, creating a permanent nail hole in a wall is something a lot of us frown upon. Luckily, there are many ways to spruce up your walls without using nails. From geometric wall art using paint pens to temporary wallpaper using floral fabric, we show you how our favorite bloggers create beautiful and practical no-nail wall decorations.

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Memorial Day marks the beginning of barbeque season and this holiday is the perfect opportunity to hone your grilling prowess. If you’re looking to step up your grill game, you’ll need to take a step back and master the fundamentals. Here are 5 basic grilling tips to barbeque like a boss.

Meat the Basics

One of the secrets to grilling a great steak is to start with high-grade meat. When buying at the supermarket or butcher shop, choose USDA Prime or Certified Black Angus steaks and avoid prepackaged cuts, if possible. Also, get steaks with good marbling. The white streaks of fat keep the meat juicy and flavorful.
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Who says a Christmas tree is only for Christmas?

Christmas trees are one of the most beautiful and symbolic centerpieces of the holiday season, but after Christmas, they tend to get left to gather dust in attics and storage rooms. With a few creative ideas and tweaks, however, you can make your tree an all-year centerpiece, instead of taking it out during the holidays and keeping it in storage for the remainder of the year.

In this post, we provide a few ideas and design inspirations that will help you make your Christmas tree a part of your year-round décor. (more…)

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Chalkboard paint has quickly become a favorite among crafters and DIYers because of its versatility and ease of use. Applied on a hard surface, it leaves a smooth, matte surface on which you can write or draw on with chalk. From covering up entire walls and furniture to embellishing small jars or Christmas tree ornaments, there are tons of ways you can use chalkboard paint. We’ll show you how some of our favorite bloggers used chalkboard paint to create simple craft projects that are as practical as they are pretty. (more…)