April 20, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Tree

Living in Texas, Cinco de Mayo does not go unnoticed. My daughter is learning about it in school and piñatas are for sale on the end caps at the grocery store — it only makes sense that we would celebrate the holiday at home as well.


Feliz Navidad Tree

At first I thought I would recreate my Feliz Navidad tree, but how could I improve upon cactus, mini piñatas and souvenir skirts? I know, I needed my friend Crafty Chica and a papel picado banner.


Embossed papel picado banner.

Using Crafty Chica paper, baker’s twine, a Big Shot, hole reinforcer stickers, Avery Elle Papel Picado goodies and embossing supplies, I whipped up a banner. It was mini and just right for a Winter White Potted Pine Tree.

Papel picado banner for Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo Tree.

I was pleased as punch with how my banner looked on the tree!


Cinco de Mayo tree complete with cactus, piñatas and festive flowers.

My cactus and mini piñatas came back out to play for Cinco de Mayo. I also updated with tons of colorful faux flowers to help welcome spring.


Papel picado banner for Cinco de Mayo.

Last, but not least, I had to hang a real papel picado banner to reflect the mini version I made for my Cinco de Mayo tree. I can’t wait to turn this baby on come May 5th and sip a few margaritas under the glow of my fabulously decorated tree!

April 16, 2015

Chalkboard collage 2
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…)

April 7, 2015

How to buy vintage holiday decorations.

Buying Christmas ornaments in spring may seem odd to some people, but not to me. If you collect vintage Christmas decor, the off-season is often the very best time to buy. Take it from a seasoned antique/flea market/thrift store shopper – I know what I am talking about. Through the years and 100 Christmas trees later, I have learned a few things about collecting vintage Christmas decorations. These are my top 10 tips!


April 2, 2015

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.


March 26, 2015

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.


March 19, 2015

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.


March 9, 2015

Easter Tree Decorated by Jennifer Perkins

Easter Tree Decorated by Jennifer Perkins

I have decorated my Some Like It Hot Tree to look like a Vegas Showgirl, a Sweetheart Tree, and this month it is a giant kitschy ode to Easter. I kinda want to leave this one up all year. Easter is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. Why? Because out of all my vintage holiday collectibles, the Easter ones might be the most tacky. I use the word tacky in the most endearing of ways. I mean it in a Dolly Parton circa 1979 kind of way, which is a total compliment.


March 2, 2015

Turn your white tree into an adorable Easter bunny.

Hard to believe that with just a handful of items from the craft department, you can transform your Winter White Potted Pine Tree into an adorable, fluffy Easter bunny. Easter is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for and this bunny tree might be one of my proudest decorating moments. Let me show you how easy it is to make your own.


February 23, 2015

Find a decorated tree sitting at the end of the rainbow.

My kitsch-loving heart could not stand the thought of my Revolving Colorwheel living in the attic through a holiday like St. Patrick’s Day that embraces rainbows. Sure, a color wheel looks amazing during the Christmas holidays pointed at a metallic tree (did you see my Toasted Champagne Tree decorated for New Year’s Eve?) but did you know it also works on white trees? Not only does it work, it looks awesome.

February 16, 2015

Hosting an Oscars viewing party is a great way to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night while getting together with your movie-loving friends. An Oscars-themed party doesn’t necessarily have to be grand or elaborate to be fun. Keeping things relaxed and easy allows everyone to enjoy the show as well as each other’s company. Here are some helpful tips for throwing a simple yet stylish Oscar Night celebration.

Premier Party Decorations

Give party guests the star treatment the moment they enter the front door. Order a few Walk of Fame star decals, arrange them on your floor, and personalize each one with a friend’s name for instant celebrity status.

Johnny Depp Walk of Fame star

Be counted among Hollywood’s most talented thespians like Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, and the Olsen Twins.