Author Archives: Jennifer Perkins

About Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins is an Austin based mom, DIY project designer, blogger, social marketing strategist and Treetopia brand ambassador.

How to decorate an orange Christmas tree.

I’m a firm believer that when it comes to Christmas, more is always better—more trees, more color, more kitsch. I guess after a year of being the Treetopia brand ambassador, you already gathered all that. This holiday season, it is safe to say I have a tree in almost every color and in just about every room in my house, including orange.
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You have spent all that time making your tree beautiful; why would you skimp on the gifts underneath? Spend the same amount of time making your gifts look as amazing as your tree. That being said, a tree decorated in plaid should not have pastel wrapped gifts underneath. Shop for wrapping paper while you shop for ornaments. That way, when it comes time to wrap, you are coordinated and ready. Did you see my Tuxedo Black Christmas Tree decorated in plaid?

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Fall-tree

Fall deserves it’s own tree, right? I think my Treetopia Basics – Orange Tree transitions beautifully from Halloween to Dia de los Muertos to Thanksgiving, and wait until you see what I have planned for Christmas. Orange trees are more versatile than one might think.
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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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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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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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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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Whipperberry-Halloween-Tree-from-Treetopia-6 The last stop on the Treetopia Mystery Bloghop and Giveaway is Whipperberry, and boy are we going out with a bang. You still have until next week to enter and win your own set of Tuxedo Black Tabletop Trees and matching Tuxedo Black Wreath and Garland. In the meantime, feast your eyes on Heather’s Whisper White Cashmere Tree. I adore the black and white theme—and let’s talk about that pumpkin jack-a-lope.

Whipperberry-Halloween-Tree-from-Treetopia-2 This tree is a perfect example of less is more. Just a few items in the same color theme (dice, masks, striped pumpkins) pop off this tree beautifully. I can’t wait to see how she decorates the tree for Christmas. Stop by Whipperberry and see more of this gorgeous tree, and if you missed the rest of the bloghop, stop by and say hello to Cathie Filian, Heidi Kenny, Vanessa Brady, and my own blog www.jenniferperkins.com. If you didn’t want a Halloween tree before, you will now.

Day of the Dead tree decorating.

Today on the Treetopia Halloween Mystery Bloghop and Giveaway we are headed to El Paso, TX for a sneak peak into the traditions of Vanessa Brady of Tried and True. Vanessa gave her Treetopia Stiletto Black Christmas Tree an amazing Day of the Dead makeover. Dia de los Muertos is more than colorful skull decorations and face paint, it is a beautiful tradition honoring loved ones who have passed on. Vanessa made the gorgeous frames for her photos, whipped out some amazingly cute tassel ornaments, and even handmade tissue paper flowers for the tree. She topped it off with pompom trim, because everything is better with pompoms.

Dia de los Muertos sugar skull ornaments.

Want to win your own black trees, black wreath AND black garland? Sure you do. Stop by the Treetopia Facebook Page and enter to win. Also, remember this is a bloghop. Don’t forget to check out Cathie Filian’s amazing take on Dia de los Muertos with her orange tree, Heidi Kenny of My Paper Crane had a painted-pumpkin-palooza for her Pitch-Black Pine Tree and over on my blog I shared my Candy Corn Tree. Tomorrow is the last stop (but not the last day to enter the contest) when we visit Heather Thoming of Whipperberry.

How to decorate a candy corn tree.

I first fell in love with Treetopia because of their Candy Corn Tree. Sure, I’m their brand ambassador and you would think I have to say nice stuff about them, but really I adore this tree—maybe even too much. Last year, I used the tree in my Halloween Party Photo Booth, and the tree makes an appearance on the DIY Network post 9 Ways to Decorate a Halloween Tree. Also, if you are looking for Halloween Games and Activities for a Kid’s Halloween Party, the tree makes a great centerpiece for a round of musical chairs. So many options. Who knew a Candy Corn Tree was so versatile?

Adding a swarm of bats to your Halloween tree.

The Treetopia Mystery Bloghop and Giveaway is in full swing and so far all the trees (Cathie Filian and Heidi Kenny) have been amazing, and there are two more stops to go (Tried and True and Whipperberry)! Be sure to stop by my blog www.jenniferperkins.com for all the details on how I decorated my candy corn cutie!