Author Archives: Jennifer Perkins

About Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins is an Austin based mom, DIY project designer, blogger, social marketing strategist and Treetopia brand ambassador.

Small black Halloween tree

Small black Halloween tree with DIY doll parts by Jennifer Perkins

These my friends, may be the creepiest Halloween ornaments I have ever made—and I’ve made A LOT of Halloween ornaments in my day. When I had the crafty idea to join together my box of vintage doll parts and some old children’s pots and pans, I knew I was onto something. Remember, if you can’t find what you are looking for at the store, you can always make it yourself. Needless to say, they don’t have doll part stew ornaments at the store.

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DIY felt monster ornaments for a purple Halloween tree by Jennifer Perkins

DIY Felt Ornaments by Jennifer Perkins

Finding the perfect Halloween ornaments can be tricky business. Especially if you do Halloween like I do Halloween. Sure, orange and black are swell, but let us not forget the awesomeness of hot pink werewolves and lime green mummies! Especially when you pair them with a purple Halloween tree.

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Decorate a black Christmas tree this Halloween to show support for the #tealpumpkinproject with Jennifer Perkins for Treetopia

Halloween can be tough for the 4 million children affected by food allergies. Trick-or-treating means giving up majority of your candy because it may be full of peanuts, milk, or soy. The Teal Pumpkin Project was started in 2014 by F.A.R.E.. Teal pumpkins on doorsteps (or in black Halloween trees) let kids and parents know that this house is giving out something other than candy. As a parent of a child with a peanut allergy, this cause and these teal pumpkins are near and dear to my heart. This Halloween, consider stocking up on temporary tattoos, pencils, stickers, and a teal pumpkin. If you want to take it a step further like I did, decorate an entire Halloween tree to show your support.

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Back to School Wreath by Jennifer Perkins

Back to school time is here and that means time for a new wreath. Whether you are a teacher wanting to decorate your classroom or just want to celebrate your kids going back to school, this is the perfect wreath.

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Nautical themed Christmas tree for 4th of July

This year, for 4th of July, I’m pretending that I’m decorating a coastal house in New England. Red, white, blue, and pink. Yup, pink. Trust me, it works. Patriotic pink makes a fun coastal accent color to traditional 4th of July colors. Plus, in a perfect world, most of us would spend the 4th of July on a boat or near the ocean. (more…)

Hot pink wreath covered in pompoms.

Pompoms, succulents, ocher yellow, and a hot pink Treetopia wreath – just a few of my favorite things. I wanted a spring wreath made from a very specific color pattern so that meant making it myself. Grab some yarn, put a show on to binge watch, and you can make one too. (more…)

Decorating a yellow tree for Mother's Day.
Different people celebrate Mother’s Day different ways. A common tradition is a mother daughter afternoon tea. I took this tea party theme and ran with it for my latest Mother’s Day Tree. I say latest because let us not forget, the pink tree full of pictures that I decorated for Mother’s Day last year.

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Decorating a tree for Easter.

Easter is so kitsch-a-liscious and that is why it is one of my very favorite holidays to decorate for. The bunnies and chicks are so colorful and happy. All those beady little eyes staring back at you, rejoicing to be feeling the April sun on their faces after a year in a dark attic. As with every holiday, my trusty white Treetopia tree comes in handy as a way of displaying my collection. This guy looks just as cute at Easter as he did at Christmas.

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Rainbow wreath for St. Patrick's Day

Finally, the moment we have been waiting for all rainbow week long. Stitched Storage, Soap Pops, Unicorn Flair, and Door Mats were all leading up to this moment – my St. Patrick’s Day rainbow wreath. Feast your eyes people! Rainbows rule and this Treetopia Colorburst Rainbow Wreath proves it!

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national craft month rainbow mat

Spring has sprung, so shout it from the rooftops with rainbows! I have been crafting all week with rainbow flair, rainbow stitched storage, rainbow soap pops and today, a DIY rainbow door mat. Could I be any more clear about my feeling for rainbows? The best part is, you too can soak up these rainbow vibes because I am going to show you how to make your own door mat.

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