Pink Flamingo Tree by Jennifer Perkins

Pinwheels, water guns and pink flamingos – summer is here!  Bring the outdoor fun into the air conditioned comfort of your home with a summer fun tree.  A quick trip to the beach toy aisle will supply you with everything you need to decorate your Some Like It Hot Tree.


Top off your tree with lawn decorations.

I’ve said it before, but I will say it again – creating a dramatic over-the-top focal point at the tippy top of my tree is always my favorite part.  I’ve been known to add an extra foot (or two) to a 7′ tree.  These giant pinwheels and acrylic pink flamingo are actually lawn decorations.  In my house they are tree decorations.


Glow stick garlands are easy to make.

When the sun finally goes down on those long summer days this hot pink tree makes for the perfect warm light.  The way the twinkling lights reflect off the shiny plastic water guns is pretty dreamy.  Kick things up a notch and make a garland of glow sticks.


Too much? Nah, just right.

I’m thinking of going back for some mini sand pails and shovels to add to the tree.  What do you think?



Treetopia 100% Orange Christmas Tree

Christmas lights are an essential element of every Christmas tree.

A lot of artificial Christmas trees today come pre-lit, eliminating the need to string lights on them yourself. However, there are still advantages to choosing unlit artificial Christmas trees, and one of them is that you get to choose the specific light type and color you want. While it may be a long wait before you need to restring lights on pre-lit trees, it won’t hurt to learn how to do it, just in case.

This post will give you a few tips and tricks so that you can string lights on your unlit classic or colorful Christmas tree, the professional way.