October 27, 2015

How to decorate a black tree for Christmas.

I love my Treetopia Tuxedo Black Christmas Tree so much, I decided not to take it down after Halloween but instead, decorate it for Christmas. This pre-lit black beauty looks just as festive decorated for Christmas as it did spooky for Halloween.  Be sure to check it out on the DIY Network blog too!
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October 27, 2015
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Treetopia, local sports teams, and chefs bring cheer to the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Photo by George Nikitin

Treetopia gave sports fans and foodies a chance to celebrate the holidays early by helping raise over $5000 through CelebriTrees, an online auction to support the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

With help from athletes, teams, and chefs, we used various decorations and colorful artificial trees to create 5 sports-themed trees that represented local sports teams and celebrities, and auctioned them off for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House. (more…)

October 27, 2015

Spooky Wreaths for the Spookiest Day
 


“Wanting to create a spooky and sophisticated Halloween Bar Cart this year, I decided to decorate my black wreath as if it were a funeral wreath. I adorned the front with a banner and added in some blood red peonies to enhance the “creepy factor”. Adding the phrase “Drink Up Witches” adds a little humor to the vignette and invites my guests to come over and pick their poison.”
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October 27, 2015

20151021-A-Merry-Treetopia-Quizmas---Facebook Are you a Traditional Evergreen, Rainbow Bright, Classy Black and White, Dainty Pastel, or Sparkle and Shine? Discover your Christmas decorating style, and get a chance to win one of seven $100 Gift Cards in A Merry Treetopia Quizmas: What’s Your Treetopia Style?

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October 22, 2015

A mishmash of creatures usually make their rounds during Halloween. This year, instead of throwing a party that’s filled with random characters, have one with a central theme. Details matter if you want your themed Halloween party to be a howling success, so from decorating the house to planning costumes, we’ve compiled ideas from around the web to make sure your party goes off without a hitch.

The Raven

Literary enthusiasts and fans of the poet, Edgar Allan Poe, will love the idea of a Halloween party inspired by The Raven. The dark and dreary tone of the American classic translates into an elegant mixture of black and white decorations with a pinch of the Old World. Here’s how to get the look:

diy wreath for your raven halloween party

Photo Courtesy of Jill from Create Craft Love

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October 19, 2015

How to decorate a Halloween mantel with a black garland.

The mantel in most homes is a focal point. In my house, you can see the fireplace from the front door. I like to make sure my mantel is done up right for the holidays, including Halloween, and this is where my Tuxedo Black Wreath and Garland come in.
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October 15, 2015

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Halloween is right around the corner, and preparing for parties, buying treats, and conjuring up costumes have us giddy with anticipation. However, creating our own unique Halloween décor gets us excited the most. In this edition of Treetopia Loves, we present 6 easy Halloween decorations to D-I-Y for.

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October 13, 2015

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Did you have as much fun as I did on the Treetopia Halloween Bloghop? So many amazing trees and decorations. I adore what My Paper Crane did with her Pitch Black Tree. Those painted pumpkins are ridiculously cute. Whipperberry showed us that a Whisper White Cashmere Tree can easily transition into a Halloween or Christmas tree. Then, of course, there is my baby—the candy corn tree. I love this tree and have used it for photo booths, in a round of musical chairs and of course, decorated with a swarm of bats.
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October 8, 2015

Why should we have all the fun when it comes to dressing up for Halloween? This year, let your dog, cat, hedgehog, lizard, or any other pet you have join in on the festivities by dressing them up in spooky, dark, cute, or funny costumes! Here are a few ideas and tips to help get you started:

Go for Paper Mache

An adorable cupcake costume - a pupcake!

Photo courtesy of Chelsea from Lovely Indeed

If you’re not sure what material you could use for a pet costume, give paper mache boxes a try. They’re easy to work with and cheap enough for you to try out ideas and experiment with costumes you may not have tried before. Best of all, it’s an extremely lightweight material—and weight is always something you have to consider when dressing your pet. Chelsea from Lovely Indeed came up with this amazing DIY on how to turn your dog into a walking cupcake for Halloween, and we think it’s brilliant and adorable.

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October 5, 2015

How to decorate a Halloween tree.

If you thought my Candy Corn Tree was good, take a peek at my Treetopia Tuxedo Black Christmas Tree decorated for Halloween. I used a combination of new and vintage, store bought and handmade, plus kitsch and serious Halloween. Is there such a thing as serious Halloween?
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