Monday, April 6, 2015

RAZ Dogwood Spray Centerpiece

It's time for wild Dogwoods to be blooming in most places and we've seen a few, but they are not in full bloom just yet in our area, but RAZ has created a very realistic blossom spray that is new for this year.

We decided to take a few of the sprays in the shop this afternoon and put together a quick floral centerpiece.


F3402090 RAZ 46" Dogwood Branch - 4
F3502049 RAZ 35" Dogwood Branch - 2
F3510327 RAZ 25" Twig Branch - 2
KC3009 13.75" Burlap Moss Cross with Stakes
EG2598H8 Moss Ribbon
RA1367 1.5" Loose Weave Burlap Ribbon
RD106018 Natural Jute Wired Roping

The container we used was an inexpensive white pitcher. Normally, we would insert some Styrofoam into the pitcher to hold the sprays, but the sprays were rather bulky and instead of snipping off the ends to make them the length we needed, we just bent the ends upward and this helped to secure everything in the pitcher.
RAZ Dogwood Branch

We started with the longest of the spray first which were the F3402090. These are from the 2015 RAZ Spring and Summer Collection and measure about 46″ in length. The blooms are very realistic.

We used four of these sprays and placed them in the pitcher. About 5-6″ of the end were bent upward.

RAZ Dogwood Branch
Next we added two of the F3502049 Dogwood Spray from RAZ.

If you notice on the website, the first Dogwood spray is listed as white, and the second one is listed as cream. They basically are the same color.

The only difference in the two sprays seems that the blossoms on the second spray are a bit smaller and there is more twig branch in the spray. They are also a little bit shorter than the first spray.

The second Dogwood Spray has a matching garland too. This would have worked well to have tucked in the neck of the pitcher and allowed it to flow down in front of the arrangement. The SKU of the Dogwood Garland is G3502050 and it measures about 5 feet.
RAZ Twig Branch

Next we took two of the thick RAZ Twig Branches and positioned them in the pitcher. The Twig Branches are wired so they have some flexibility to them, just don’t bend to the extreme. They have a brownish green color that looks like moss.

The Twig Branch is new for this Spring also from RAZ. It’s a great piece that will work in most any spring, summer or even fall and winter arrangement.

It was a bit shorter than the other sprays so it wasn’t tucked as far down in the pitcher as the other. Next we added the Burlap and Moss Cross.
Burlap Moss Cross Stake

The cross is 13.75″ in ht and has two wire stakes which made it easy to stick down in the arrangement. The moss will flake off a bit, but that is to be expected.

We have several different sizes of Burlap Moss Cross, but the KC3009 is the only one we have that has a stake.

Any of the other cross would work, you would just have to position them after you have your centerpiece in place, and just let it rest within the branches and sprays.

The cross would have also looked nice secure to the side of pitcher at the handle too, but one of the smaller Burlap Moss crosses. 

Next we made a simple loop bow with some 1.5″ Loose Weave Burlap Ribbon which was wired. The Moss Ribbon was worked into bow at the same time and it took the entire roll of the Moss Ribbon. 

The Natural Jute Roping, which also is wired, was double and secured around the neck of the pitcher. The long ends of the jute roping were just curled up and then left to hang loosely. The bow was secured to the roping with thin wire.

I love the way the arrangement turned out and it’s a perfect centerpiece for Spring and Summer.

RAZ Easter Floral Centerpiece

This Easter floral centerpiece was put together with a few sprays from RAZ that are new for the 2015 Spring Summer collections.

Here’s a short video of the arrangement.


F3500009 RAZ Pink Green Yellow Berry Spray - 3
F3522608 RAZ Berry Branch - 4 (I said 2 in the video, but it was 4)
F3510327 RAZ Twig Branch - 2
F3506611 RAZ Easter Egg Flower Spray - 3
F3506612 RAZ Bunny Hat Spray
G3522607 RAZ Berry Garland
E3536101 RAZ Rustic Carrot
EG2598H8 Moss Ribbon RA1367 1.5″ Loose Weave Burlap Ribbon
RD106018 Natural Jute Wired Roping

Our container was a white pitcher, inexpensive that came from home. We didn’t use any Styrofoam in the pitcher and just started filling it up with branches. We started with the longest of the sprays which were the Pink Green Yellow Berry spray.

RAZ Pink Berry Spray
Each spray has a front and back and is shipped rather compressed. Take a few moments to fluff out the branches to develop natural looking bends and turns. With the berry spray, sometimes the berries can be stuck together from the paint so don’t try to separate them too much or during separation it will pull the paint off.

Position the flat sides of the sprays together and place in the center of the container. At first the sprays will slip and slide around a bit but as you continue to add more sprays this will fill up. The opening of our container was only about 4-5 inches and this helped since we didn’t use any Styrofoam
If we were making this arrangement as a permanent piece, yes, we would have used Styrofoam in the container. We like to be able to take things apart and use in different creations so we do our best not to damage anything in the process. So for an arrangement like this, we would just bend the stems if they are too long instead of snipping them off.

Next we added the RAZ Twig Branches and positioned one on each side of the berry sprays. The RAZ Twig Branches are a brownish green color and look as if they have a little green moss on them.
RAZ Twig Branch

The branches really add a nice texture to the arrangement and have a bit of wire to make them flexible. You can bend the gently, just don’t over do it. The twig branches are new from the RAZ 2015 Spring Summer collection really will be a nice year round piece. I can see it making it’s way into Christmas arrangements too.

RAZ Berry Branches
Next branch to add was the RAZ Berry Branch that comes in pink and lime. In the video I mentioned that we used two of the sprays, my mistake, it was four. The berries on the branches are similar to the first branch but different shades of pink and also the addition of the green.

The branches also have a more twiggy look and drape really nice. You can just stuck the in the
container and have them spill over with a natural look.

The Berry Branches are also new from the 2015 RAZ Collection and match the RAZ Berry Garland. The RAZ Berry Garland comes in either the pink or green and we chose the pink to use in this arrangement.

RAZ Berry Garland
This garland is so realistic. I love the spacing between the limbs of the branch. This gives it such a natural look with clumps of berries here and there and just a few leaves.

I didn’t mention this in the video, but the stem of the garland was tucked in the pitcher in the back, and just draped around the neck of the pitcher and allowed to fall down in the front. This will look so much nicer on a pretty table, afraid the craft table in the shop isn’t much of a setting for final photographs.

You could stop at this point and have a Spring floral arrangement that will serve for several months. But, since Easter is just around the corner, we added a couple of items to dress up for the Easter bunny.

RAZ Bunny Hat Spray
he RAZ Easter Bunny Top Hat spray is a 31″ spray in three different colors. Each spray has three hats decorated in polka dots and fuzzy bunny ears.

The sprays are 31″ so this length worked perfectly for our container and we didn’t plan ahead here, it just worked))) We tried two sprays in the container, but decided that one was just enough. The colors available are pink, lavender and green.  After the tall bunny hat spray, we added three of the RAZ Easter Egg Flower Sprays.
RAZ Easter Egg & Flower Spray

These Easter Egg Flower sprays come in pink and lavender and have glittery flowers and eggs. They really fluff out nicely and add a lot of fullness.

The Easter Egg Flower sprays are sold in sets of 2, and we used three pieces total for this project. They were tucked into any spaces that needed a little more fullness.

When Easter is over, it will be simple to just pull the bunny hat and egg sprays out and go right on until the next season.

We added a big RAZ Rustic Carrot too. It measures 16.5″ and just was tucked into the sprays with no real attachment. You would  need to place this in the arrangement once it placed in it’s final setting. Again, it’s a piece that can just be pulled out after Easter and put away for another use.  The last thing we’ll cover is the burlap bow. And, if you saw the tutorial before this one, you’ll notice it’s the same bow we used on the Dogwood arrangement. The colors worked well for this arrangement too, so we left it as it was))) No need to do more work if you don’t have to!

We added a big RAZ Rustic Carrot too. It measures 16.5″ and just was tucked into the sprays with no real attachment. You would  need to place this in the arrangement once it placed in it’s final setting. Again, it’s a piece that can just be pulled out after Easter and put away for another use.

The last thing we’ll cover is the burlap bow. And, if you saw the tutorial before this one, you’ll notice it’s the same bow we used on the Dogwood arrangement. The colors worked well for this arrangement too, so we left it as it was))) No need to do more work if you don’t have to!

Next we made a simple loop bow with some 1.5″ Loose Weave Burlap Ribbon which was wired. The Moss Ribbon was worked into bow at the same time and it took the entire roll of the Moss Ribbon. The Natural Jute Roping, which also is wired, was double and secured around the neck of the pitcher. The long ends of the jute roping were just curled up and then left to hang loosely. The bow was secured to the roping with thin wire.

We have several moss items that would work well with this arrangement. The Angelvine and Moss Covered Duck comes in two different standing positions. It’s made of a wire frame and covered in twig and moss.

The Twig Moss Carrot and Radish measure about 15-18″ and are sold as a set of two. In addition to these mossy twig items we have two sizes of Chicks that  measure 13″ and 16″ Cute decorations for Spring and Easter to just set around your table.
Grapevine Chicks

These chicks are large enough to use in the center of your dining table without anything else. You could just sprinkle some eggs, or natural looking grass and a few flowers…..easy peasy)))

We have many different rabbit styles to choose from, but the one shown in the photo is an angelvine moss rabbit.

The other pieces on the left side of the photo is a big angelvine shoe. This shoe measures about 13.5″ and has a little clear plastic pot liner that you could fill with Easter eggs, or a small floral container of tulips or hydrangea.

Hope these ideas get you started on your decorating for this Spring and Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

RAZ 2015 Fall Collection at Trendy Tree

 Here's a little sneak peek of some Autumn decorations coming to Trendy Tree. The video includes some special items from the RAZ Collection and we've added some additional images of these products below.


These adorable fall elves are one of my favorite things from the RAZ 2015 Fall Collection. Beautifully dressed in fall colors.

Look close, the elves are tucked into the wreath))



For more Autumn Decorating ideas, browse our Trendy Tree Autumn & Fall board on Pinterest!

Sneak Peek 2015 RAZ Night Before Christmas Collection at Trendy Tree

Here's a quick video with a sneak peek into the RAZ 2015 Night Before Christmas Collection put together by the guys at Trendy Tree.

For a closer look, we've added a few more images. This a great collection with lots of holiday whimsy)))

Classic style Santa with a bag of goodies on his back, Christmas stocking holder. Don't forget you can also use stocking holders for securing garland, ribbons and more if yo no longer have the need for Christmas stocking to fill.


Lighted Caroler Water Globes. These tabletop decorations are assorted and either have a family or a snowman family to choose from. Great item to use as a night light during the holidays. They operate on 3 AAA batteries.

Night Before Christmas Elves
These elves are one of my favorite items from the Night Before Christmas Collection with their red pajamas. Love the cheery faces on these elves too. And, they are posable.


These elves are holding the premium Naughty and Nice Ribbon. The ribbon is red and green on one side with Naughty embroidered on it, and green and red on the other with Nice embroidered on it.


This image shows the Merry Christmas banner made of paper used on an evergreen wreath. Easy way to spruce up your decorations for the holidays.


Santa's pants hanging on the mantel))) Lots of way to use this whimsical decoration. You could use it as a door hanger, on a wreath, hanging the the window, on your tree....lots of easy ways to decorate with this cute piece.

Monday, March 16, 2015

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Trendy Tree Camo Wreath using a RAZ Twig Bundle

Camo Wreath using RAZ Twig Bundle

Here's a link to a Camo Wreath we made at Trendy Tree using the RAZ Faux Moss Twig Bundle. Made a great accent to this wreath))

RAZ Twig Bundle at Trendy Tree

Click here to see the tutorial along with a video and more images.

Trendy Tree Presents the 2015 RAZ Merry! Merry! Merry! Collection

RAZ decorated two trees this year for their 2015 Merry! Merry! Merry! Collection. You’ll find many whimsical, cheerful decorations in classic red and green with lots of shine and bling.

This first tree has new Elf Butt and Legs sticking  out of the tree. The legs are covered in a shiny red and green striped material and are new for this year. A new Elf Hat was used as a tree topper and the wide red/green Harlequin ribbon just flows from the top of the tree to the bottom. Here’s a list of the items RAZ used to decorate this tree. You’ll find several of them will be available at Trendy Tree with items scheduled to arrive this summer. The items that will be available will contain a link. Other items were not purchased by Trendy Tree, but you might find substitutes that will work to achieve the same overall look.

RAZ Merry! Merry! Merry!

Items Used for this Tree:

3422978 Glittered Ball Cluster Ornament
3502284 Posable Elf
3514142 Glittered Tree Ornament
3516592 Elf Butt
3516593 Elf Legs
3516594 Elf Hat
3516595 Elf Shoe Ornament
3522999 Glittered Finial Ornament
3538004 Flat Glittered Present Ornament
3538006 Flat Flocked Ornament
F3502273 Swirl Spray
F3502280 Elf Hat and Shoe Spray
F3506772 Glittered Pine Ball Spray
G3416404 Ball Garland
G3526041 Curly Garland
R3404260 Harlequin Wired Ribbon
M3552013 7.5’ Pre-lit Tree

RAZ Merry! Merry! Merry!

The second Merry! Merry! Merry! tree is also covered in red/green ornaments and has a nutcracker theme.

Items Used For This Tree:

3507008 Nutcracker Ornament
3523000 Glittered Chevron Ornament
3524566 Nutcracker Ball Ornament
3538001 Flat Nutcracker Ball Ornament
3538007 Nutcracker
F3406945 Sequined Ornament Spray
F3426116 Holly Spray
F3502274 Tinsel Pine Spray
F3502275 Tinsel Ball Spray
F3506797 Poinsettia
F3526039 Poinsettia Spray
G3526040 Curly Garland
R3527701 Sequined Chevron Wired Ribbon
M3552011 7.5’ Pre-lit Tree with Pinecones

Here are some other showroom images from our recent market trip to visit the RAZ Showroom. We loved the Merry! Merry! Merry! collection for 2015)))

RAZ 16" Elf  at Trendy Tree

New elves for this collection are all dressed up in red, green with a little bit of black. There are two sizes. The 16″ elves and the 30″ elves. The elves have the traditional big smiles on their faces.

RAZ Merry! Merry! Merry! Elves at Trendy Tree

This image that shows both sizes together gives you an idea of the size. The 16″ elves are the smaller ones on the left of course, and the larger ones are the 30″

RAZ 30" Elf at Trendy Tree

The elves are posable and here’s a 30″ elf hanging on to the top of a tree. You can get very creative with these elves)))

RAZ Nutcracker Stocking Holders at Trendy Tree

Nutcracker were a theme in this collection with several different styles of decorations to choose from. These Nutcracker Stocking Holder will be sold in sets of three, one of each style.

RAZ Nutcracker Pillow at Trendy Tree

Love the addition of the black to this collection. The black in this Nutcracker Pillow just makes the bright colors of the nutcrackers just pop out!

RAZ Flat Nutcracker Disk Ornament at Trendy Tree

 These large Flat Nutcracker Disk Ornaments measure almost 12″ in diameter and are made of a glittered paperboard. They are very light, but sturdy and make great decorations for your tree or for decorating a wreath. They will be sold in sets of three with the set including 3 different styles.

RAZ Nutcracker Flat Disk Ornament at Trendy Tree

RAZ Metal Nutcracker Figurines at Trendy Tree 

These Merry! Merry! Merry! Nutcrackers are made of metal and quite large ranging from 16″ to 23″ in ht.

RAZ Wooden Nutcracker Figurines at Trendy Tree 

This set of Nutcrackers is a little smaller ranging from 8″ to 13″, but are made of wood. These items are not the only Nutcrackers we will have in stock. 

We’ll have large glass ball ornaments and smaller resin ornaments and nutcrackers from Burton & Burton also. Just browse through the Merry! Merry! Merry! collection to see all the RAZ items.

RAZ Large Paperboard Ornaments at Trendy Tree

These large ornaments are also made of the paperboard type material which is very light, and makes for great items to hang from garland, mantels, windows, trees and wreaths. They are different shapes and decorated in different patterns, all flocked and glittered.

RAZ Metal Present Ornament at Trendy Tree

This is a new present style metal ornament from RAZ for this year. It’s made of metal, decorated in all sorts of stripes, squiggles and dots. It very glittered and has a curly metal bow. The stock image make the ornament look rather flat, but you can tell from this image that the ornaments have a depth of about 1/2″. They will be sold in sets of four.

RAZ Curly Green Garland at Trendy Tree

This is a new Curly Garland from RAZ for this year and it comes in red and green for this collection. We will have other colors that will be shown in another collection.

The lime green is pictured on the mantel and we have more images of the red also.

RAZ Curly Green Garland at Trendy Tree

RAZ Red Curly Garland at Trendy Tree

RAZ Red Curly Garland at Trendy Tree

RAZ Red Green Shiny Ball Garland at Trendy Tree

Red and green are the dominate colors in the Merry! Merry! Merry! collection and this shiny ball garland fits in perfectly.

RAZ Green Glittered Trees at Trendy Tree

The glittered table top trees will be stocked at Trendy Tree in the lime green color. Love the bent shapes, it’s like they are weaving in the wind.

RAZ Red Green Harleqin Ribbon at Trendy Tree

RAZ decorated their trees using the wide 4″ Harlequin pattern ribbon in red and green. Simple loop bows were used for big splashes of color and some long trailing ribbons.

RAZ Red Green Harlequin Christmas Stocking Holders at Trendy Tree

The same red and green Harlequin pattern is found on these package with ball ornament stocking holders. These will be sold in sets of two. There are other ornaments in this collection with the Harlequin pattern too.

RAZ Lighted Top Hat at Trendy Tree

If you’re a fan of the RAZ Lighted Polka Dot Top Hats, better shop early this year. The others sizes of this top hat have been retired by RAZ and the only ones available will be this 10″ style in the red or green. Get them on your Trendy Tree Wist List, and you if want to be notified of when they arrive, be sure to enter your email address on the product page here.

Yes, saving the best for last! Love, love, love these new Elf pieces from RAZ. We have a BIG BUTT, Elf Legs, Elf Hat and Elf Shoes. You can decorate with whimsy to your heart’s content!

These are all new for 2015 and have some shine and bling this year. Super popular, kids love them and they are just fun to decorate with. Let your imagination run wild. The Elf Butt looks so cute stuck out of the tree. Carrie used a similar one in the very top of her tree last year and it was adorable.

RAZ Elf Butt and Legs at Trendy Tree

RAZ Elf Shoe at Trendy Tree

RAZ Elf Legs at Trendy Tree

RAZ Elf Hat at Trendy Tree

We hope you’ve enjoyed our little Sneak Peek into the RAZ 2015 Merry! Merry! Merry! Collection, but please be sure to browse the entire collection so you don’t miss anything! We’ve only listed a few of the items in this Blog post.

Don’t be discouraged by the items being listed as “sold out.” They really aren’t sold out yet, they just haven’t arrived. If you click on the product description, it will say “arriving this summer.”

Watch a brief video of the RAZ Merry! Merry! Merry! Collection

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