Monday, October 20, 2014

"Winter's Forest" - A Snowy Christmas Decorating Theme for 2014

For those of you already planning the perfect holiday season, we are so excited to announce Trees n Trends 2014 Christmas Decorating Themes!

First up? Kevin walks us through the snowy and romantic "A Winter's Forest" Theme!

This theme is inspired by a snowy forest at dusk. There is plenty of sparkle and glisten from the snow and stars among the neutral tones. This theme also includes whimsical wooden creatures and twinkling lights.

We look forward to sharing the details of "A Winter's Forest" - as well as our other 2014 Christmas Decorating Themes over the coming weeks! As always, you can find all the products featured in this theme at your local Trees n Trends.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Five Halloween Party Ideas

It's time to start planning those Halloween parties and we thought we'd share some inspiring ideas we found on Pinterest. If you aren't already, follow us on Pinterest for party and decor inspiration all year long!

1. Witches and Warlock Party Witches are a big theme for Halloween decor this year so why not throw a magical party using all your new Halloween novelties!

2. Gothic Halloween Party For something a bit darker, we love this Gothic Halloween theme featuring lots of "poisoned" surprises.

3. Halloween Carnival  If you're looking for something for a younger audience, transform a regular carnival into a spooky festival full of fun games and treats.

4. Fright Night Party Your favorite Halloween flick can provide the perfect inspiration for a Halloween evening. We love this Hocus Pocus party!

5. Monster Bash Another kid-friendly theme is a monster-themed bash with lots of ghoulish ghouls and goblins around to thrill the little ones.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How to make a Halloween Mailbox Huggie

Outdoor decor is an essential part of any Halloween decor and decorating your mailbox is always a fun way to get started. Kevin is here to show you how to craft a Halloween Mailbox Huggie using mesh ribbon and Halloween novelties!

Kevin used a rail system as the base for his mailbox huggie. However, you can use a small garland and place it over a cemetery frame or mailbox frame.You can also just place the garland directly onto your mailbox.

Both the 10" or 21" wide mesh ribbon will work. In this video, Kevin used the 10". Making wide full loops gather up the mesh ribbon to fill the frame or garland with which you are working. Cut and leave a foot long tail. After completing your first side, repeat on the second side making sure to leave another foot long tail.

Kevin used a rail system so after completing the first run he crisscrossed across the system adding more loops in a zigzag fashion to create a fuller effect.

After completing the piece, place it on the mailbox and secure with a tie. Kevin completed the look with witch's legs and other Halloween novelty items. Depending on the look of your mesh, you can use whatever you like to complete your huggie - just make sure and secure with glue or ties.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

We ♥ Fall Group Pinterest Board

Fall is one of our favorite seasons at Trees n Trends. We've been celebrating with tons of fun Halloween decor and our new fall theme Autumn Splendor.

Then, we remembered our wonderful Trees n Trends fans are always the BEST source of fall inspiration!

So, we created a Group Pinterest Board entitled "We ♥ Fall!" so that we can all see the fabulous fall creations all of you are creating at home, pinning for inspiration, or just loving this holiday season.

We've already invited some of Pinterest followers but if you would like an invitation please just message us on Pinterest, comment on our Facebook page, or send us a Tweet!