How to Make a DIY Ladder Stocking Holder

Posted by: on December 17th, 2014 | Make A Comment

How to Make a DIY Ladder Stocking Holder

No Mantel? No Problem!

In all of the homes we’ve lived in in the last eight years none of them have had a mantel. That’s totally fine with me about 330 days out of the year, except around the holidays. No mantel to decorate for Christmas… it’s a travesty.

Kidding! But seriously, where do you put the Christmas stockings? I’ve gotten creative over the years with stockings but this one is my best one yet, I think.

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How to Make Unique Dipped Terrarium Christmas Ornaments

Posted by: on December 16th, 2014 | Make A Comment

How to Make Unique Dipped Terrarium Christmas Ornaments

Typically, at my house, we try to keep the Christmas decorations functional and minimal. So, with that in mind, I found these awesome little glass terrariums at my local Home Depot store and decided to give them more of a seasonal look.

Here’s how to make your own dipped terrarium Christmas ornaments.

Materials Needed to Make Terrarium Christmas Ornaments

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DIY Cake Stands Made from Thrift Store Plates and Candle Sticks

Posted by: on December 16th, 2014 | Make A Comment

DIY Cake Stands

I love the idea of having a huge selection of fancy cake stands to entertain with during the holidays, but I really don’t use them enough through out the year to rationalize buying a whole collection. They can be pretty expensive!

I thought it might be fun to create my own DIY cake stands with simple thrifted materials and a little help from Rust-Oleum Gold Metallic Spray Paint and Primer. For only a couple dollars each, these festive cake stands are perfect for your holiday parties, and year round.

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Gift Giving Made Easy with Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer

Posted by: on December 15th, 2014 | Make A Comment

Gift Giving Made Easy with Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer

Emily Beldon is a writer and doer of creative things. Her husband Ryan Lange is a maker and builder, too, often with a welding torch, circular saw, or any number of tools. They pretty much earn their living just making very cool stuff. Check out Handmade America to see what we mean. 

The invention of the 3D printer is opening new possibilities for them, and they’re telling the world. Here, they share ideas they came up with for using their 3D printer to create unique holiday gifts.

As craftsmen and makers, we can’t remember the last store-bought holiday gift we gave to our friends and family. Each year, the pressure is on to somehow outdo ourselves from whatever unique items we put under the tree in the past. But this year, the Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer has given us an edge even Santa’s elves would be jealous of. Here’s how we are stuffing stockings this year.

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DIY Decor: Easy Designer Bottle Stoppers Project

Posted by: on December 15th, 2014 | Make A Comment

DIY Decor: Easy Designer Bottle Stoppers Project

This DIY decor project is so simple! These designer bottle stoppers can be customized to fit virtually any style of decor, and they make great personalized gifts. The secret to this fun craft project is repurposing simple decorative cabinet knobs. You can make new ornamental stoppers for old bottles, or buy new bottles or jars for this DIY project. We even have some suggestions for the types of cabinet knobs you might use for different styles.

Here’s the step-by-step tutorial.

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Simple Ideas for a Gorgeous Christmas Decor

Posted by: on December 12th, 2014 | Make A Comment

Simple Ideas for a Gorgeous Christmas Decor

We were blown away by the stunningly beautiful Christmas decor Kristin Jackson created for her dining room. She’s back with a more casual approach to Christmas dining, along with an explanation for the simple approach we all can understand.

Kristin’s Christmas brunch set up is just as gorgeous as anything we’ve seen from the talented interior designer. Kristin writes about design and decor on her very popular blog The Hunted Interior, and she’s sharing her Christmas brunch ideas here on The Home Depot Blog as part of our Holiday Style Challenge series. We sent her and several other prominent decor bloggers mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations for them to use in creating fresh and practical holiday decorating ideas.

This isn’t just about brunch, though. Kristin shares her ideas for decorating a Christmas mantel, too, and even a clever idea for unique wrapping paper. 

Every Christmas, I have grand visions of a formal Christmas Brunch… but after our daughter is up extra early, the gift wrap and ribbon begin to unravel and the questions of “can you please put batteries in this?!” start, my good intentions of a beautiful meal are simply put on the coffee table for the family to enjoy at their leisure.

This year I decided to embrace the inevitable location and combine the two ideas into one. A simple yet elegant brunch that allows everyone to enjoy the wonderment of Christmas morning while still being able to create a lovely experience as well.

Adding a basic tablecloth (a staple in any home) to any table instantly adds elegance. Using this on the coffee table is completely unexpected, and when paired with the surroundings of holiday decorations, your living room can really be transformed to a magical space.

I always find myself perched on the floor anyway, so a throw pillow acts a a great stand in for a seat.

Decorating the Christmas Brunch Table

A wreath of faux greenery tied with a pink bow hangs in a window

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Creating a Rustic and Eclectic Christmas Decor

Posted by: on December 11th, 2014 | Make A Comment

Gloribell Lebron with her rustic and eclectic Christmas mantel

Gloribell Lebron has a knack for bringing a natural look to decor. Her ingenious idea of adding strip of succulents a small apartment balcony turned an urban space into a virtual garden. Now, the author of the blog I Don’t Know How She Does It! has created a Christmas decor that has the shine and sparkle of the holidays, along with clever additions of greenery to add an organic spirit to the room.

She used Christmas decorations from The Home Depot in her holiday living room. They arrived in mystery boxes of holiday items we sent to her as part of our Holiday Style Challenge series, in which some of the most talented design bloggers on the internet share their Christmas decorating ideas.

Creating a Rustic and Eclectic Christmas Decor

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Christmas Decorating Ideas for a Cozy Kitchen Nook

Posted by: on December 10th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Christmas Decorating Ideas for a Cozy Kitchen Nook

It’s always instructive to see how talented interior decorators style their own homes. This is especially true when you’re looking for Christmas decorating ideas. That’s why we’re so pleased Andrea Crawford, of Couture House Interiors, is letting us in on how she decorated a small nook in her gorgeous kitchen for the holidays.

We gave her a little help to get her started with the holiday decorating by sending her a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations– part of our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog.

We love her cozy little kitchen nook and how festive Andrea made it and her holiday tablescape. Read on to learn about how she put it together.  

I decorate for my clients all year round, but there is nothing more exciting than decorating my own home for Christmas. Needless to say, I was over the moon when these pretty little Home Depot boxes showed up at my door for the Holiday Style Challenge! I could hardly wait to see what was inside!

sUGAr inspects mystery boxes of Christmas decorations from The Home Depot

Before I even opened the boxes, I knew I wanted to deck out our favorite room in the house with my new Christmas digs from Home Depot. My fiancé Brad loves to cook, so naturally our kitchen is the heart of our home. Yes, that’s right ladies… I’ve got a keeper for sure! In addition to the time we spend in our kitchen day to day, it always seems to be the gathering place for our guests when we entertain so it must be “well dressed” for holiday festivities!

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A Luminous Holiday Fireplace Mantel

Posted by: on December 9th, 2014 | One Comment

A Luminous Holiday Fireplace Mantel

We adored Caitlin Moran’s beautiful and practical backyard makeover. Now we get a peek inside her home, as she shares her Christmas decorating ideas for her fireplace mantel.

Caitlin writes about style, fashion and decor on her blog Style Within Reach. This holiday mantel is her contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations to get her Christmas decorating started. 

Read on to see how she styled this gorgeously luminous holiday fireplace mantel.  

 

A Luminous Holiday Fireplace Mantel

I get pretty into decorating for the holiday season — so much so that we don’t have space in our house to store all of my boxes of decor! While this is certainly one of my favorite times of the year to decorate, I always get stumped when it comes to the mantel. For my Home Depot Style Challenge I decided to keep things simple — by layering all different types of candles to create a glowing focal point. I gave an old chair that was previously bright green a makeover using chalk paint and I had a lot of fun creating a hanging chandelier to hover over my bar.

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Christmas Decorating Ideas for a Merry and Bright Holiday Home

Posted by: on December 8th, 2014 | 28 Comments

Kristin Cadwallader's Christmas Decorating Ideas for a Merry and Bright Holiday Home

 

There’s a process to creating a beautiful decor. A well-decorated room doesn’t just pull itself together, after all. This is all the more true when it comes to Christmas decorating, which calls for special attention. Kristin Cadwallader, author of the popular design blog Bliss at Home, is comfortable in this space, though. She makes it look effortless, but she has a plan going into it.

These Christmas decorating ideas she shares are part of our Holiday Style Challenge series. We sent her a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations, and stood back to see how she’d incorporate them into her holiday decor. 

She decorated her living room, fireplace mantel and Christmas tree in an elegant mix of colors and textures that’s bright and festive. And best of all, she lets us in on her process of creating her Christmas look.   

For this Holiday Style Challenge, I approached it just like I would a room I am designing or styling. I start with the basics– usually traditional elements for the foundation. Then, I find something that inspires. This could be a color, a textile, a piece of artwork. Once I get that thing that makes me excited, I design the rest around it, always with a pop of color and some modern pieces worked in. That is exactly what I did here. So, come on in and I’ll show you my merry and bright take on holiday with some bonus entertaining and styling tips too!

Christmas Decorating Ideas for a Merry and Bright Holiday Home

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