December 9, 2014
Caitlin, Crystal, and Jeanne around their Treetopia tree

Tree-decorating parties can be glamorous events!

As tree-decorating parties go, Sacramento Street’s may just be one of the most stylish. Blogger and designer Caitlin invited two of her closest girlfriends, Crystal from Rue Mag and Jeanne fromShop Sweet Things, to spend an afternoon of friendly conversation and, of course, tree decorating.

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December 9, 2014

When I was a jewelry designer I specialized in unusual findings in my one of a kind creations. Cracker Jack charms, baby rattles and eyeglasses filled the pages of magazines like Elle Accessories and Marie Claire with my designs. Often when interviewed, I would say that if something would sit still long enough I would eventually find a way to make it wearable. I seem to decorate a Christmas tree with the same attitude.

Large or Small: How to Decorate with Ornaments of any Size

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The Oh Christmas Tree with Fisher Price toys and Peppermint Twist Candy Canes

Size is really the only thing you need to consider when decorating your tree (or making jewelry). When it comes to creative Christmas decorations for your tree, anything can become an ornament as long as it is not too large or too heavy. Even items on the heavier side can occasionally be wired to your tree. I’m not talking decorate a tree for your home gym with dumb bells, though I like the concept.

Quick tips for decorating with heavier ornaments:

  • Try to keep items under 2lbs each. These items won’t weigh down your branches, but several of them will make your tree extra heavy.
  • Consider wiring your tree to the wall, especially if you have small children. I often use zip ties around my trees for just this reason.

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December 8, 2014

Anyone can decorate a Christmas tree, but it takes a special person to make a tree exceptional and inspiring. Treetopia has chosen their favorite holiday tastemakers from all over the blogosphere to be members of their 2014 Treetopia Design Council. These are bloggers with impeccable taste, a keen eye for design and the uncanny ability to decorate a mean Christmas tree. I am honored and thrilled to be working along side such a talented group of designers.

Bloggers of Treetopia's Design Council 2014

Clockwise from top left: Rayan Turner, Michael Wurm, Jr., Lindsay Ballard, Reichel Broussard, Katrina Sullivan, Kami Bigler, Sam Henderson, and Amy Renea Kauffman.

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December 8, 2014


Centerpieces are par for the course when it comes to the dinner table, but did you know that they can also be used to decorate other parts of the home? On your mantel or in the sitting room, they’re extra elements you can use to match or complement your lovely Christmas ornaments and other holiday decorations. From mercury glass centerpieces to fall-inspired motifs, centerpieces are a great way to foster a festive mood in your home for the holidays.

Before you start with your Christmas decorating, read on to find out how you can make your home a Christmas wonderland with the help of centerpieces, and a bit of resourcefulness.
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December 5, 2014

Yummm I can almost smell the carnitas in the slow cooker and the tres leches cake in the oven. That can only mean one thing in my house, Christmas is almost here. Each year for Christmas my family makes a Tex Mex feast. It all started because of some Christmas plates I bought featuring Santa on a burro surrounded by piñatas. From there our Christmas tradition was born. This year with the help of Treetopia I took our theme a step further with a Feliz Navidid tree! Want to win a $100 Treetopia gift card toward your own tree in our White Tree Mystery Giveaway? Read on and I’ll tell you how.

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December 4, 2014

You only have one chance to make a first impression. It’s a rule of thumb that applies to everything from meeting people, all the way to decorating. To make a great first impression when having guests over for the holidays, you need to make sure your home’s entryway is suitably dressed, and suitably stylish. This holiday season, take a different route and decorate your entryways with these fun and unique ideas!

The Stacked Outdoor Topiary

Greet your guests with fun Christmas decorations that you can make yourself! Instead of having a conventional topiary, use gift boxes for a refreshing take on an old classic. The hardest part of this project consists of wrapping the boxes, so if you’ve got that down, this project will be a breeze.
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December 4, 2014

I have a big tattoo of a hot pink deer smack in the middle of my left forearm. Some people might say deers are brown. Those same people might also say Christmas trees are green. I say that your tattoos and trees can be any color your little heart desires. Even ombre or rainbow!
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Choosing the right color tree for the right room and then of course the right decorations makes all the difference. Just as if you were choosing the perfect throw pillows to match your sofa you should take the same care in choosing a Christmas tree. Match your tree to your decor and you can’t go wrong. Consider further incorporating your tree into the decor with custom ornaments. As with most things, it is all about the details.

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December 4, 2014

Treetopia Grand "Chic"mas Giveaway

With 12 dazzling Christmas ornaments for each of the 12 days of Christmas, Christmas is about to get much more stylish. This year, we are giving away 12 Christmas decorations from Treetopia’s trendy collection every day, from the 2nd to the 13th of December. To join, all you have to do is:

1. “Like” the Treetopia Facebook page.

2. Provide your full name and email address.

3. Share the Grand “Chic”mas Giveaway with the hashtag #TreetopiaChicmas on Facebook or Twitter every day. Each share earns you one additional entry per day for the duration of the giveaway. Only one entry per email address per day is allowed.

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December 3, 2014

Are you a traditional or a non-traditional Christmas person? Perhaps you are a little bit of both. Trying to make a life choice on whether to go for a green tree or a colorful tree can be stressful business. Your family’s holiday happiness rests on your heavy shoulders as you try to choose between hot pink, champagne gold or a green Christmas tree. Ok hopefully their happiness is not really contingent on tree color, but it is still a tricky decision to make. With a rainbow of colors as your option, going green can be hard.  Here are a few pointers to help you decide which tree is best for you.

Gold Tinsel Tree Decorated with Vintage Angels
Treetopia’s Toasted Champagne Gold Tinsel Tree decorated by Jennifer Perkins

 

December 3, 2014

20141201+Mix+and+Match+Pinterest+Contest+-+Fan+Gate+v3. (1) Christmas tree decorations have gotten much more personalized and fashionable. Give your unique personality and style a chance to shine this holiday season! Show us how you can create a unique and stylish tree with our latest collection of ornaments and get a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from us. Join the Mix & Match with Treetopia’s New Christmas Ornaments Pinterest contest!
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