A wink, a smile, and a whole lotta trips to the thrift store.

Jennifer Perkins knows a thing or two about traditions. Just ask to see one of her hundreds of Christmas trees. But too often, the word traditional is synonymous with conventional, common, or popular. As the tradition of not being traditional is her secret sauce, Jennifer encourages us to take the traditional and add our own spin.

About the speaker

Jennifer Perkins is a creative content designer. Known for her kitschy over-the-top crafts and holiday decor, her work has been featured places like Good Morning America, Bust Magazine, USA Today, Nylon and more.

Jennifer has called Austin home for over 20 years. During that time she was a founding member of the Austin Craft Mafia, producer of the Stitch Fashion Show and Craft Bazaar, host of the television program Craft Lab and proprietor of a jewelry company called Naughty Secretary Club.

Every Thursday you can craft with Jennifer live on the DIY Network Facebook page watching her show DIY This With Jennifer Perkins. Look out for her upcoming podcast Creative Queso - all about the business of being creative and the creativity behind running a business.

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