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.

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

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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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I tend to see the world through holiday colored glasses when I am antique shopping.  Whether I am at a thrift store, flea market or garage sale somewhere in the back of mind I am looking at everything thinking: “How could that be holiday decor”.  I get serious tunnel vision around Halloween and Christmas, but year round I am on the prowl.  Here are a few suggestions for things you could find at this weekend’s estate sale and use come December.

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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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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…)

Winter’s finally over, and it’s time to refresh your home with the most fashionable colors of the season. This year, Pantone is promoting a softer and cooler look with a move towards muted pastels, understated brights, and earthy neutrals. In this post, we feature how you can use Pantone’s minimalistic en plein air theme to give your home that easy, breezy look that’s perfect for spring.

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Spring cleaning is essential to keeping your home looking fresh and fabulous. However, finding the time for a massive clean-up can often be difficult. Don’t let your busy schedule keep you from maintaining a clean and organized home. Here are a few spring cleaning tips and ideas on how to spruce up your home in no time.

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Crafting is not always about saving money. Making something on your own provides an enormous sense of satisfaction that retail shopping simply can’t match. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! In our new “Treetopia Loves” series, we showcase fabulous decorating projects by some of our favorite bloggers to inspire and guide you into the wonderful world of DIY. These projects are beautiful, easy, and best of all, actually doable.

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