how to prevent discoloration of your christmas tree

One of the benefits of purchasing an artificial Christmas tree is longevity; you can find a tree that you love and continue using it for many years. However, your favorite artificial tree can become dull or discolored if not properly taken care of. From protecting against stains to defending from harmful UV rays, make sure you keep your tree vibrant for years with this comprehensive guide from Treetopia.
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Christmas Tree 101 Full vs Slim vs Pencil Christmas trees: the right tree will complement your space and help create the ideal focal point for the holidays. There are a lot of important decisions to be made when purchasing a Christmas tree, like the type of foliage, color, and price, so we’re making it a little easier for you by focusing on tree shapes with Treetopia’s definitive guide on Christmas tree profiles. (more…)

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Valentine’s Day is over (sniff sniff); time to change out the wreaths. Even though it is so hard to say goodbye to my precious Valentine’s Day wreath, I know it is going to spend the next 11 months safe and sound in my Easy-Going Wreath Storage Bag.
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How to Clean an Artificial Christmas Tree

Whether you’re getting ready to decorate or prepping to stow it away, cleaning your Christmas tree is a must. It may require a bit of work but proper cleaning can help your tree stay vibrant for longer. There are dozens of cleaning tips and guides available on the web, but we’re going to keep it simple and manageable with this comprehensive guide on how to clean an artificial Christmas tree from Treetopia.
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This Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share with you the best proposal scenes from our favorite romantic movies. Watch our engagement supercut video below, and get ready to swoon!

Comment below and tell us about your own endearing proposal stories!

Beverly McCullough is the fun and quirky persona behind Flamingo Toes. Having grown up in a creative family of artists and seamstresses, it is no surprise that she loves to create. She now oversees Flamingo Toes full-time, and spends most of her time off with her two kids, reading, listening to 80’s music, or watching old movies.

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Learn more about Beverly in our exclusive interview:

TT: In what way do small decorating touches make an impact?
Beverly: I think small touches can really make decorating feel more personal. Often they are the little things only you would add, so they make the whole space come together!
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Twinkie Chan lives in San Francisco and designs and crochets unique, food-themed accessories at www.TwinkieChan.com. Her second crochet book, “Twinkie Chan’s Abode A La Mode: 20 Crochet Projects for Your Home” comes out in April 2016. She hopes to make everyone feel more yummy and to make the world a yummier place.

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Learn more about her decorating style and love for hearts in our exclusive interview:

TT: What are the little things that can make or break your design?
Twinkie: Attention to detail can really bring your project to life. I’m not sure that you are necessarily breaking your design by leaving out the small things, but I love that feeling when you’re looking at someone’s work or space and you discover something new every time you look.
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Cathie is the crafty entrepreneur behind cathiefilian.com, where she shares her love for vintage fabrics, big-eyed art, good food, antique shops, and her family. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two little daughters, and can usually be spotted with glitter on her face, baubles around her neck, and Mod Podge on her hands.

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Get to know Cathie better through our exclusive interview:

TT: In what way do small decorating touches make an impact?
Cathie: It really is the little things. My girls are 2 & 3 and they love all the little seasonal decorating touches I do around the house. It creates a warm and inviting environment plus it shows that I care. My hubby loves it too…but he isn’t a fan of storing all my stuff.
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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’s decorating style, and her thoughts on love and the little things in our exclusive interview:

TT: What are the little things that can make or break your design?
Jade: COLOR! Colors surely make it or break it for me. I like to express my true spirit and personality in all of my projects. Anything that sparkles and glistens gets an A+ in my book!

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Jennifer Perkins is an Austin-based mama, thrift-a-holic, Treetopia Ambassador, and owner of JenniferPerkins.com. 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’s decorating style, and her thoughts on love and the little things in our exclusive interview:

TT: What are the little things that can make or break your design?
Jen: I like a full tree with several layers and textures. I almost always start with tinsel and build out from there. Next I go in with solid colored balls like the Color Glaze or All Hue Need. From there I will I add something custom or funky and then maybe something springy on top of that. Layers. It is all about the layers.
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