July 21, 2015


My kids are prolific crafters. I have no idea where they get it from. That being said, I have a LOT of kid art around my house. Sometimes I incorporate it into my art journals, other times I go old school and hang it on the fridge, and I’ve been known to make it into jewelry. Sadly, most times it ends up in a box under my daughter’s bed. They make more art than we can display and I just don’t have the heart to get rid of it.

July 17, 2015

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.


July 2, 2015

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.

Enjoy More Decorating Possibilities 

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

Photos courtesy of Jen Perkins


July 1, 2015


At Treetopia, we believe that the true meaning of Christmas lies in the spirit of giving. As part of this year’s Christmas in July celebration, we’re happy to announce our partnership with Ronald McDonald House at Stanford in Palo Alto, California.

To support their ongoing needs, we will donate 5% of our total July proceeds to this amazing charity. From the grandest Christmas tree to the daintiest of ornaments, a portion of any item you purchase will go towards helping others during one of the most difficult times of their lives.

Established in 1979, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford is part of a national organization that offers accommodations and support to families of seriously ill children. Funded primarily by voluntary contributions, it gives young patients, their parents, and siblings an opportunity to rest and recuperate together in a comfortable and nurturing environment.

Support a great cause and enjoy up to 50% savings on beautiful Christmas decorations with Treetopia.

June 23, 2015


Christmas trees in July, I have one (or two) every year. The beauty of the Winter White Potted Pine Tree is that it can be decorated for almost any occasion – Cinco de Mayo, Easter, Mardi Gras or 4th of July.

June 18, 2015



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.

June 11, 2015

Show Dad just how much you love and appreciate him with a lavish party to celebrate all that he does for you. Incorporate your dad’s unique personality, interests, or profession into a theme that he’ll love. Time with family and friends is a great Father’s Day treat, and can provide memories he’ll cherish forever. Check out these Father’s Day party ideas for some inspiration:


Whether he’s a Marvel man or a DC dude, show Dad that he’s your own personal super hero with this fun party theme.


June 1, 2015

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.



May 28, 2015


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.


May 21, 2015

Memorial Day marks the beginning of barbeque season and this holiday is the perfect opportunity to hone your grilling prowess. If you’re looking to step up your grill game, you’ll need to take a step back and master the fundamentals. Here are 5 basic grilling tips to barbeque like a boss.

Meat the Basics

One of the secrets to grilling a great steak is to start with high-grade meat. When buying at the supermarket or butcher shop, choose USDA Prime or Certified Black Angus steaks and avoid prepackaged cuts, if possible. Also, get steaks with good marbling. The white streaks of fat keep the meat juicy and flavorful.