Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wreath with RAZ Silver Bells Elves

Wreath tutorial we created this week using elves from the RAZ Silver Bells Collection. This was a fun wreath to make and we had some extra “elf” help as you will see in the video)))

The RAZ Silver Bells Collection is an assortment of decorations in red, black, silver, and white. There are two styles of elves from this collection, the one you see above (which also includes an 11″ size that we didn’t show in the photo) and a set of Skating Elves with coats and mittens on.

The red, black, silver colors were very prevalent at market this year and you’ll also find those colors in the RAZ Aspen Sweater Collection.


We used one of the 30″ Silver Bells Elves (3302534)  and secured him with wire to the frame. Our projects are not made to be permanent, but you surely wouldn’t want an elf like this to fall off! So secure him in a couple of places using floral wire, pipe cleaners or something similar. Secure him to the wire frame itself.

For this wreath we also placed a RAZ Ice Skate Christmas ornament (3303498) which is light as a feather in his hands.


RAZ Silver Bells Elf 3302534


RAZ Silver Bells Elf 3302534

Here are more suggestions of items from the RAZ Silver Bells Category that would look nice on a wreath like this:

Love this old fashioned look bell)))

This Jingle Bell garland would make a merry sound each time the door is opened or closed)))
There are more items in the RAZ Silver Bells Collection and great red/black/silver/white items in other categories too.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


RAZ 2013 Holiday On Ice Tree #2


(Items that we will have in stock at Trendy Tree will have links attached to the products)
3210388 Snowflake Ornament
3220018 Glittered Snowflake Ornament
3256437 Glittered Candy Ornament
3302941 Sequined Top Hat
3303098 Snowman Ornament
3316424 Snowman with Tree
3316508 Snowman Head
3323070 Snowman Cluster Ornament
3329158 Skating Snowman
3329164 Skating Snowman Ornament
F3100088 Glittered Ball Spray
F3100092 Glittered Ball Spray
F3217578 Glittered Curly Spray
F3302933 Top Hat Spray
F3302934 Glittered Pine with Ball Spray
F3306783 Snowman Head Spray
F3310350 Swirl Spray
G3216179 Ball Garland
G3306237 Snowball Wired Garland


RAZ 2013 Holiday on Ice Tree #1


3302939 Mitten Cluster Ornament
3302940 Clip-on Sequined Poinsettia
3323074 Beaded Swirl Ornament
3338013 Glittered Bow Ornament
3338016 Flocked Sleigh Ornament
3338019 Flat Glittered Present Ornament
F3100088 Glittered Ball Spray
F3306837 Glittered Swirl Spray
F3317656 Cascading Crystal Snowflake Spray
F3326015 Pine with Ball Spray
M3200261 4′ Pre-lit Flocked Slim Tree
R3322725 Plaid Wired Ribbon

Other popular items from this collection include the Red and Lime Green Polka Dot Top Hats. These will be available again this year in two sizes. The creation that RAZ did last year was extremely popular so we will share it again.


According to the instructions from RAZ, the hats were wired together and then sprays used to cover up the wire. It doesn’t really show in the photo, but it must be suspended from the ceiling looks like.

In addition to the top hats shown in the image, there is a new lighted top hat for this year that is decorated with swirls.  These hats measure approximately 11.5″ x 13″ and will be priced individually.
RAZ Swirl Top Hats 3314451
Browse through the RAZ 2013 Holiday on Ice Collection…’s chocked full with festive holiday decorations that you’re going to love)))

RAZ Lighted Snowman Prints

RAZ 3311350 Lighted Prints
Whimsical Snowman prints with twinkling lights that you can activate by pressing a spot in the corner.
They are made of Polyester canvas, measure about 12" x 14" and require 3 AA batteries. They are sold separately on Trendy Tree.The adorable prints are from the 2013 RAZ Holiday on Ice Collection.

Watch the video!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

RAZ Animated Snowman from Holiday on Ice

RAZ Animated Musical Snowman 3316502

These are the most adorable, whimsical snowmen ever! They are new for 2013 and from the Holiday on Ice Collection by RAZ. They are musical and their heads move. Here's a video from RAZ so you can see them in action.

Please note that in the video, the Snowman is sitting on a revolving turn table and this does not come with the Snowman, it was just in the decoration set up that RAZ used in the showroom.

More details:
  • Made of Polyester/Styrofoam
  • Measures 14.5", 13.5", 11.5"
  • Wind-Up, Head Moves To Music
  • Plays "Frosty The Snowman"
  • RAZ Exclusive

RAZ Decorating Ideas from the Holiday on Ice Collection


Green wreath with berries, covered with a Snowball Ribbon Garland and topped with a Black Tinsel Top Hat. The Black Tinsel Top hats will be available in two sizes – 10.5″ and 14″. They are flat backed so they will work perfectly for wall creations or on a wreath creation.


Assorted Snowmen and brush bottle trees. The Snowball Garland really makes a visual statement. The 4′ Flocked Snowball Garland will be available at Trendy Tree.


The 4″ Flocked Snowball Garland is also shown on this wreath along with a lighted Snowball garland. The wreath to topped off with Multicolored Showman Tree Topper that measures about 19.5″ in ht and 10″ in width. Tree toppers aren’t just for Christmas trees!


This swag features a pair of RAZ Flat Snowman Heads that measure about 12″ x 7.5″ and are sold as a set of two.


This mantel display features RAZ Black Felt Top Hats in assorted sizes. They will be available in a 9″ 7″ and 5″ size.


Skating snowmen will be available in two sizes. The one on the left is about 15″ in ht and the larger one is about 25″ in ht. These snowmen are very whimsical and cheery. They aren’t toys though)))
They are just for decoration only.


This sleigh is filled with adorable with round faced snowmen with skinny legs, cone hat, ear muffs and top hat. They are sold as a set of three and measure approximately 12.5″ 14″ and 16″

The arrangement contains bright and colorful Pom Pom Sprays. The smaller pom pom sprays come in a set of three and measure 26″ and the larger one is a single Red Pom Pom Spray at 32” It is also available in white and green single sprays.

I love this arrangement))) The Lighted Top Hats are so versatile… can use them on your tree….on top of your tree sitting lopsided….and on tabletops and mantels. This one is upturned and used as a container to hold assorted candy sprays.

The 12″ Top Hat comes in green with red polka dots and red with green polka dots.  We will also have a 10″ Lighted Top Hat in the same color variations. The Candy Sprays are always very popular and we sell out every season… order early)))

The other piece is a 19.5″ Snowman Tree Topper resting on a candlestick.


Bookcase shelf filled with assorted size Lighted Top Hats and simple greenery.


Mantel covered with frosted greenery and red berry sprays. Candy Sprays add some glitz and shine. The Lighted Prints are a new item this year and will be available to purchase individually. The prints require batteries and have a corner that you press to activate. They measure 12″ x 14″


New style Snowman Tree Toppers for this year. These tree toppers are beautiful! We saw them at market and were very impressed with the quality, size and price.

Browse through many more items in the RAZ 2013 Holiday on Ice Collection that are now in stock!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Decorating Ideas from the RAZ Merry Mistletoe Collection


Whimsical elves always make a hit when there are children in the house))) I love the way RAZ has shown in this photo how you can shape the elves into positions. Love the ones sitting cross legged. The smaller elves are about 20″ in size and are sold in set of two and the larger elves measure 36″ and are sold individually.


This RAZ resin sleigh measure approximately 21″ and is a heavy table top piece. It has an old fashioned look with it’s gold touches. The one we have in stock has a bit of green trim and the gold is more of a antique looked and not such a bright gold.


The floral arrangement on the left was made with RAZ Glitter Grass Sprays that are sold in sets of two, one red and one green, they measure about 40″ in length. The arrangements also contains poinsettia sprays. The Poinsettia Sprays we will have in stock measure 19″ and a smaller one that measure 12“.


This mantel arrangements features a Red and Green Braided Garland which new garland for 2013 that is reminiscent of the old paper garlands we made as children))) This one is made with a red and green glittered foam and measure about 5 ft in length.


Tabletop arrangement made from the 19″ and 12″ Poinsettias on an evergreen branch. Simple arrangement with a old fashioned look that would be easy to re-create.


Love the old fashioned look tinsel bells for this year. They remind me of the bells my grandmother used to hang in her windows each year and she always put one large one over the dining table. The same bells, year after year, some were paper and were carefully folded and put away. 

In this age of “disposable” I wonder how many years she used those bell decorations…..I can promise you, it was more years than I’ve ever store anything. The larger of the Tinsel Bells measure 10.5″ x 12 “ and the smaller Tinsel Bells measure 8″ x 9.5″

Each size of the bells are sold in a set that contains one red and one green. The bells are made on a wire frame covered in glittery tinsel….look at the size of the clappers… These Tinsel Bells would look great also on your tree….hanging in the windows….on doors or wreaths….lots of flexibility with these bell decorations.


The HO HO HO Ornaments will be sold in a set of two, one red, one green and they measure 12″ in ht 7.5″ in width. They are lightweight and will have lots of places you can use them. Perfect for wreath making. They are made of paper and have a lot of shine to them.

Can’t tie a bow… worry…..the Glittery Red and Lime Green Bows come already tied and measure about 16″ in length. They are made of a foamy tubular material and will be sold in sets of a red and green bow.


The Elf Jack in the Box is a new item for 2013 and works well as a tabletop decoration or a tree ornament.


The others are Metal Package Ornaments that sit flat or hang also. The metal package style ornament has always been very popular and every year or so RAZ comes out with different color variations and designs.

This style is a repeat of the last couple of years….but very popular. They also make nice table decorations and you can stick a place card in the metal bow or photo…….plus they make a nice little “happy” to take home after the dinner. The Metal Package Ornaments are sold in a set of 4 assorted styles.

RAZ Musical Gumball Christmas Decoration

RAZ Gumball Musical 3316521
The adorable RAZ Gumball Musical Decorations are reminiscent of the penny gumball machines. They are come red or green and the Santa turn in the center. Here are more specific details:

  • Made of Polywater (if anyone knows what this is, please email me!) It's a resin like material best I can tell.
  • Measures 10" X 6"
  • Plays "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
  • Plays "Silent Night"
  • Plays "Deck the Halls"
  • Plays "Joy To The World"
  • Plays "The First Noel"
  • Plays " Hark! The Herald Angel"
  • Each Requires 3 AA Batteries
  • Volume Control
  • Plays Multiple Christmas Songs
  • Santa Spins
Gumball Shaped Musical - The turn key on front turns the musical on and off and also is a volume button.

RAZ Gumball Musical 3316521

RAZ 20" Merry Mistletoe Elves are Back in Stock!

RAZ 20″ Merry Mistletoe Elves 3202681

The 20″ Merry Mistletoe Elves are back in stock! These are probably our most popular RAZ elves with their classic red and green colors. They were the first we ran out of this year, but luckily we were able to re-stock. The 36″ should be arriving soon too.

These elves would look cute perched in this RAZ resin sleigh too.
RAZ Resin Sleigh 3214625

This year RAZ came out with a new ornament elf. The Jack in the Box elves.

RAZ Jack in the Box Elves 3302882

Browse through the Merry Mistletoe Collection for more stunning RAZ Christmas decorations and ideas!

Friday, October 18, 2013

RAZ 2013 Postmark Christmas Trees

RAZ Postmark Christmas Tree


3238017 Flocked Present Ornament
3302822 Postcards Ornaments
3316410 Elf Legs
3316411 Elf Shoe Ornament
3316412 Snowman Ornament
3316413 Posable Snowman and Moose
3316626 Bobble Car and Truck Ornament
F3306867 Package Spray
F3316439 Light Bulb Spray (we don’t have these, but do have a similar style)
F3316569 Ornament Spray (we don’t have these, but have something similar)
G2900035 Glittered Ball Garland (we have a similar garland)
M3200261 4′ Pre-lit Flocked Slim Tree

We don’t stock everything that RAZ used on this tree but here are a few suggestions that would result in the same look.
RAZ 2013 Postmark Christmas Tree


3229144 Posable Elf
3316310 “Dear Santa” Postcard Ornament
3316311 Mailbox Ornament
3316313 “North Pole” Ornament
3316315 Flat Finial Ornament
3316317 Flat Stocking Ornament
3316343 Elf Ornament
3316411 Elf Shoe Ornament
3319115 Suitcase Ornament
3320033 Helicopter Santa Ornament
3320036 World Santa Ball Ornament
F3216098 Bulb Ornament Pick
F3302841 Beaded Ball Spray
F3306867 Package Spray
F3316439 Light Bulb Spray
F3316569 Ornament Spray
F3316570 Ornament Spray
F3317649 Curly Spray
G3302836 Beaded Ball Garland

Thursday, October 17, 2013

RAZ Paper Bird House Ornaments from the 2013 Forest Friends Collection

New RAZ Bird House Ornaments from the 2013 Forest Friends Collection. These ornaments just arrived last week and would make nice addition to your summer and fall wreaths too. The berry sprigs could be removed and replaced with a summer blossom or sprig of greenery.

The bird houses are made of paper, very light weight and measure about 6″ x 4″ Each set includes one of each style bird house. They have hangers made of jute.

View from the back
This is a view of the roof showing the little patches of moss.

The SKU for the bird houses is 3352246 and they are in stock now. A set sells for $22.99.

RAZ 2013 Forest Friends Christmas Tree with Red and Green Elves


ITEMS USED FOR THIS TREE: (Items that will be stocked at Trendy Tree will contain links)
3302847 Posable Elf
3302848 Posable Elf
3302853 Posable Fox
3303473 Clip-on Mushroom
3303474 Clip-on Mushroom
3311928 Pinecone
3311929 Pinecone
3319331 Animal Ornament
3320047 Fox Couple Ornament
3323029 Cardinal Ornament
F3002506 Holly Spray
F3300066 Snowy Berry Branch
F3300071 Iced Berry Spray
F3300088 Frosted Berry Spray
F3302851 Iced Cascading Branch
F3306224 Pine Ball Spray
F3306227 Snowy Branch
F3306249 Pine Ball Spray
F3322658 Icicle Branch
F3326062 Holly Leaf Spray
M3300251 7.5’ Pre-lit Tree
R3371762 Embroidered Deer Wired Ribbon

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

RAZ Tiny Tannenbaums

RAZ 2013 Tiny Tannenbaums Christmas Tree

Another stunning Christmas tree from the RAZ Imports designers. The Tiny Tannenbaums tree for 2013 uses a combination of products derived from nature…..greenery, berries, pine cones, bird nest or bird houses, poinsettias, and even deer antlers! Sure to be a hit with the men of house.

Here are more images taken at the Atlanta showroom on our recent visit.

RAZ Burlap Top Hat 3352344

Aren’t these items just lovely! And the white berry pick……I’m afraid that’s something we missed at market when we were doing our order….we don’t have any of those coming in. But wouldn’t old fashioned popcorn garland look great on this tree! Love the red berries….red birds….burlap touches in the Top Hats and the embroidered ribbon with old fashioned holly berries and leaves.

The nice thing about a collection like this too is……you can add in some natural pieces to achieve this look by gathering fresh greens and berries. Several times at my mother’s chagrin, I’ve raided her Nandina bushes for red berries at Christmas time. Now that she has passed on, I just can’t do it anymore….makes me feel guilty! But I think I know, she would want me to use them)))

You can take berries from bushes like the Nandina or holly and spritz them with liquid floor wax (Mop and Glo, etc). Just put it in a spray bottle and spritz it on, let the berries dry thoroughly and the wax will help preserve them to last through the season and give a nice shine too.

Magnolia branches also work really well for adding greenery and their rusty, leathery underside would look great with the Tiny Tannenbaums collection. The Magnolia’s leaves are deep green and glossy naturally and have strong woody stems, they won’t wilt for days.

I can see I’m going to have a hard time deciding on my Christmas theme for this year! So many choices…