Cassie Freeman is the DIY and designed-obsessed creator of Hi Sugarplum!. This mother of two has been married to Mr. Sugarplum for 17 years, and is a lover of travel, fashion, and Mexican food. She shares inexpensive projects, fashion tips, and budget travel ideas on her blog.

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Learn more about Cassie and her Christmas in Technicolor tree in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Cassie: It’s your house and you and your family are the ones who live in it…so have fun and make it what you want!

Jade Harrington is the editor and designer of Jaderbomb, where she invites her readers to connect with her through recipes, holiday ideas, and crafts. Aside from the two loves of her life, she also loves her dog Ceaux Ceaux (who has her own Facebook page), black hot glue sticks, pens, washi tape, the smell of Christmas, gold, Dr. Pepper, and blogging.

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Learn more about Jade and her decorating wisdom in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Jade: Life is simple and so should be your style. (more…)

Heather is the creator of WhipperBerry, a lifestyle blog where she shares recipes and creative ideas for home and family. She loves photography, decorating, cooking, crafting, parties, and graphic design. A Colorado girl at heart, she currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her loving husband and 4 fabulous kids.

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Learn more about Heather and her passion for decorating in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Heather: Keep it simple & classic.

Michael is an entrepreneur, interior designer, and lifestyle blogger behind Inspired by Charm. His motto, “be who you are,” and his no-fuss ideas inspire his audience to stay true to their individual style. Michael lives in his hometown of St. Marys, PA and shares his love of sweets and anything gold with his two cats.

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Learn more about Michael and his Green and Gold Christmas Tree in our exclusive interview.

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Michael: While there are certain guidelines you can follow to create a cohesive and well-designed space, I think it’s important to use what you love when decorating your home. At end of the day, you have to live in your space, so you might as well use what brings you joy.

Jennifer Perkins is an Austin-based mama, thrift-a-holic, Treetopia Ambassador, and owner of She is a mother of two, and has been married to her best friend Chris for 10 years. The things she likes more than anything else are crafts, kitsch, kids, thrifts stores, and throwing over the top Halloween parties.

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Learn more about Jen in our exclusive interview:

TT: What is your decorating mantra?

Jennifer: Whether you are decorating your house or for the holidays I always encourage people to go with their gut. If you love something (a purple Christmas tree or a crazy painting), go for it. You are the one that is going to have to live with it. Who cares what the trends are and what is on the pages of this month’s magazine? Go with what makes you smile and your heart go pitter patter and you can’t go wrong.

Kara Whitten is the brains behind A Kailo Chic Life and Kailo Chic. She loves anything bright, colorful, and patterned, and her blog features her passion for cooking, gardening, designing accessories, DIY projects, and interior design!

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Learn more about Kara and her decorating ideas in our exclusive interview:

TT: Best decorating advice you want to share with your readers?

Kara: Just try it! I find so many people that are afraid to take the first step and try out their ideas. I can usually come up with some idea that I think will look good, but it really takes trying it out and seeing it in person to really know if it works. And once you have tried it, you are better apt to know what to tweak to make it just perfect.


Fall deserves it’s own tree, right? I think my Treetopia Basics – Orange Tree transitions beautifully from Halloween to Dia de los Muertos to Thanksgiving, and wait until you see what I have planned for Christmas. Orange trees are more versatile than one might think.

Tango Red Lipstick Tree, No. 2 Pencil Christmas Tree, and Silver Pencil Tree

When you’re short on space but still want to keep the holiday spirit alive, a pencil Christmas tree is the perfect choice. Instead of a full, traditional profile, a pencil Christmas tree is slender from tip to base. Decorating a slim tree may seem like a daunting décor challenge, but it really is quite easy to do! Here are some fabulous ways to decorate your pencil Christmas trees.


gold christmas ornaments decorating ideas

Decorating with Gold Ornaments.

Gold trims and accents on your Christmas tree are great for bringing out the festivity of the season, but they’re not just meant to be complementary accents. From ornament centerpieces to fancy chandeliers, you can create beautiful décor and let your gold Christmas ornaments take center stage this holiday season with these easy DIY ideas from Treetopia.


We recently partnered with the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford to create themed Christmas trees for a cause. We loved how easy and fun it was to create Christmas trees for our favorite bay Area Sports clubs, and we don’t want to keep you on the sidelines. Show your favorite sports teams some love with a unique holiday centerpiece with this guide from Treetopia.

Start with the Perfect Tree

easy sports themed trees

Sports themed trees at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Photo by George Nikitin