Learn how to bring out the full beauty of your Treetopia Christmas tree with Treetopia’s Design Council 2013. In this series, we invite expert design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and share the fabulous results with us. Be inspired and discover the fine art of Christmas tree decorating with these terrific tips and amazing advice straight from the pros.
Here at Treetopia, we’re always looking for ways to help you make your artificial Christmas trees look as fabulous as possible. Of course, if you want something done right, you turn to the pros! Our elite Treetopia Design Council is composed of some of the web’s best designers to showcase ideas and inspirations for creating the Christmas tree of your dreams.
We’ve asked our awesome assembly of bloggers to choose and decorate their favorite Treetopia tree, and for the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the spectacular results with you. Here’s a sneak peek at some of these brilliant designers and the Treetopia Christmas tree they will be decorating.
Treetopia Design Council 2013Clockwise: Jennifer Flores, Laura Trevey, Michael Wurm, Jr., Frances Bailey, Reichel Broussard
• Michael Wurm, Jr. of Inspired by Charm glams up the Treetopia All That Glitters Tree
• Reichel Broussard of Copy Cat Chic shows us how it’s done with the Treetopia Midnight Black Tree
• Jennifer Flores from Rambling Renovators works her magic on the Treetopia Basics White Tree
• BrightBoldBeautiful’s Laura Trevey doubles the fab factor with the Balsam Spruce and the Biltmore Wreath
• Frances Bailey from 400squarefeet lends her stylish touch to a trio of Treetopia White Tabletop Trees
Stay with us and discover fun and fashionable ways to bring out the best from your Treetopia Christmas trees.
Be a Secret Santa and win a pair of Treetopia Trees!
The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching and we’re here again to help you get on top of Santa’s “nice” list. Join Treetopias’s Secret Santa Sweepstakes and get the chance to win great prizes that you can share with your most favorite person in the whole world! Whether it’s your relative, friend, co-worker, neighbor, or your awesome massage therapist, he or she will love receiving a stunning Treetopia tree to match his or her sparkling personality.
By liking us on Facebook and providing a few details about the lucky partner you wish to nominate, you get a chance to win the first prize of a pair of colorful and stylish Treetopia artificial trees!
Entry submission begins on November 9, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. PST and ends on November 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
How to Enter
- Joining the sweepstakes is easy: Simply “Like” the Treetopia Facebook page. Use the designated Facebook app to provide your full name, email address, state of residence, and the following details:
- Your friend’s name (“Nominee”)
- Your friend’s email address
- A tree choice for yourself
- A tree choice for your friend
- Your choice of color palette and the reason why it best suits your friend’s personality
- Only one (1) entry per person and per email address is allowed from when the Sweepstakes period started. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Sweepstakes. The e-mail account must be opened prior to the commencement of the Sweepstakes.
- Automated entry devices, bots, programs, and software are not permitted for entry.
- Treetopia reserves the right to disqualify any winner whose winning entry appears to be the result of mechanical reproduction or other violations of the official rules.
- By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the official rules of this Sweepstakes.
Winner Selection and Notification
- The First Prize winner will be selected via random drawing within five (5) days of the Sweepstakes’ end.
- Potential winners will be notified via email and will be required to return a Certificate of Eligibility and liability/publicity release within ten (10) days of date of notification.
- The First Prize winner and his or her nominated friend will be awarded a pair of Treetopia trees—one (1) Treetopia tree for the First Prize winner and one (1) Treetopia tree for the nominated friend.
- Each Treetopia tree shall have an estimated retail value no greater than $298 USD, and the total retail list value of all prizes shall not exceed $596 USD.
Give yourself and that well-deserving someone in your life a chance to win a beautiful Treetopia tree this holiday. Log on and like Treetopia’s Facebook page to find out more about Treetopia’s Annual Secret Santa Sweepstakes 2013.
Did you know that the tradition of carving pumpkin for Halloween began in Ireland and Scotland with turnips? Read on and discover more about the rich history of this fun holiday.
Halloween traces its roots to an ancient Celtic harvest festival called Samhain (pronounced sow-in). It was believed that on October 31, the spirits of the dead returned to damage crops and scare the living.
By 800 AD, Christianity introduced Europe to All Saints Day, or “All Hallows,” which falls on November 1. Samhain began to be called “All Hallows’ Eve” and was later shortened to “Hallowe’en”.
Scary films have terrorized moviegoers through the decades with their disturbing plots, creepy sounds, and believable visual effects. Here are Treetopia’s picks for the most frightening films of each decade.
1950s: The Tingler (1959)
This camp cult classic tells the story of a pathologist who discovers that spine-tingling is caused by a spinal-cord parasite who lives on human fear. As a person becomes more afraid, the centipede-like organism dubbed as “the tingler” grows stronger and kills its host by crushing his or her spine.
The Tingler became famous when it was originally released in US cinemas with a gimmick that involved vibrating devices on theater chairs that activated at the very moment the film depicted the creature escaping into a movie theater. Consider recreating this spine-tingling effect if you want to give someone some extra fright!
1960s: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Based on the 1967 best-selling horror novel by Ira Levin, Rosemary’s Baby is a terrifying tale of devil worship. In this realistic supernatural drama, Rosemary suspects she’s carrying the spawn of Satan, and that her husband has made a deal with their neighbors in exchange for help in advancing his acting career. The mounting sense of paranoia climaxes in a disturbing revelation.
With a completely believable setting and performances, this horror thriller will lure you into the plot and keep you terrified by the unfolding events as you “Pray for Rosemary’s Baby.”
Halloween is the time to show some love to our favorite bad guys. Follow these simple tips, and rule any Halloween costume party while dressed up as your favorite fantasy villain or villainess.
Severus Snape from Harry Potter
This extremely skillful wizard from the Harry Potter books may not be a real villain in the story, but his cold exterior and complex personality make him the character that we most love to hate.
To copy Snape’s outfit, you will need to find or create a black robe with special extra-wide sleeves that are split from the side to the shoulder. Use this helpful tutorial to make the robe and replace the green inner lining with a black one.
Substitute a black robe for Snape’s knee length jacket by turning up the collar and using safety pins to pinch the robe at the back and sleeves for a tighter fit. The rest of the attire consists of a white collared shirt under the jacket, a pair of black slacks, and black square-toe boots.