10 Quick Christmas Craft Ideas

Posted by: on November 27th, 2014 | Make A Comment

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Christmas Tree Door Mat

The holiday season brings a whole other season in and of itself, it’s time to get crafty, homemade and thoughtful! Make your Christmas season extra festive this year with a few easy DIY projects to get you in the holiday spirit! Here’s a selection of super simple and fun Christmas craft ideas to help kick off the holiday season.

These holiday projects range from fun to functional; classy to quirky; and best of all, each one can be made from everyday products! We give you links to all the materials you’ll need for these quick Christmas crafts.

 

Rustic Pinecone Garland

Quick Christmas Craft Idea: Rustic Pinecone Garland

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Get Practical Holiday Ideas from This Colorful, Eclectic Christmas Decor

Posted by: on November 25th, 2014 | 7 Comments

Get Practical Holiday Ideas from a Colorful, Eclectic Christmas Decor

 

Katie Gavigan of Katie Gavigan Interiors has a remarkable ability to mix influences from many different cultures to create her own colorful eclectic look. It’s all grounded with tried and true decorating techniques, though. In fact, her gorgeous and very colorful Christmas decor includes several demonstrations of how to decorate for any occasion in just about any style. 

Katie is one of the several very talented designers taking part in our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Katie a couple of boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations to see what fresh Christmas decorating ideas she’d come up with. 

She decorated her small apartment for the holidays with lots of bright color, contrasting textures and surprising details. She explains how she pulled it all together…

I love decorating for Christmas. Really decking things out, piling on the sparkle and texture and lights – lots of lights! Imagine my giddy excitement when The Home Depot invited me to their very own decorating “party,” and provided boxes of supplies to play with. What an honor, and what fun!

Get Practical Holiday Ideas from a Colorful, Eclectic Christmas Decor

Get Practical Holiday Ideas from a Colorful, Eclectic Christmas Decor

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Christmas Decorating With a Luxe Christmas Lodge Theme

Posted by: on November 24th, 2014 | 16 Comments

Christmas Decorating With a Luxe Christmas Lodge Theme

Lindsay Jackman has a put a fresh spin on her distinctive rustic decorating style for the holidays. Her Christmas decorating is just a wee bit more flashy and luxurious than we normally see from her, and it’s simply gorgeous.

Lindsay writes about decorating and DIY on her blog The White Buffalo Styling Co., and she’s taking part in our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her Home Depot Christmas decorations and then let her work her holiday styling magic.

Lindsay shares with us her sumptuous Christmas decorating ideas, plus she shows us some of the work she did on her sitting area, including creating a faux marble fireplace screen. 

This season, I decided to go with a Luxe Christmas Lodge theme adding in a little glitz to my usual rustic decor.

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Bright and Cheery Christmas Decorating, With a Bit of Whimsy

Posted by: on November 21st, 2014 | 3 Comments

Bright and Cheery Christmas Decorating, With a Bit of Whimsy

 

Christmas decorating doesn’t often include yellow and turquoise, but Kelli Mullins and her sister Kristi Jansen make it look as natural as homemade eggnog. Together, they produce the DIY and decor blog Lolly Jane, where you’ll see their sunny take on decor on display. 

Kelli and Kristi styled this Christmas living room for our Holiday Style Challenge series. We sent them an assortment of Home Depot Christmas decorations and let Kelli and Kristi use them to create a holiday decor in their unique style. 

 Kelli shows us how they DIYed the Home Depot items to fit their holiday vision, which is slightly rustic, bursting with charm and full of whimsical detail. 

Christmas is, of course, all about the cheer that is spread this time of year but for us, it’s also about being cheery. We have avoided the red and green color scheme for several years now and instead sported pops of red, turquoise and mustard/gold. It’s not very traditional, but we love how bright it is!

Bright and Cheery Christmas Decorating, With a Bit of Whimsy

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Christmas Decorating, Outdoors or In: A Holiday Hot Cocoa Stand

Posted by: on November 20th, 2014 | 3 Comments

Christmas Decorating, Outdoors or In: A Holiday Hot Cocoa Stand

She states it right there in the About section of her blog, Sugar and Charm: Eden Passante has a passion for sweet recipes. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she managed to get sweets into her Holiday Style Challenge.

Just to explain, our Holiday Style Challenge series involves sending mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations to some of our favorite design and lifestyle bloggers. We then get out of the way as the bloggers create fun and creative holiday decor in their own unique ways.

Eden had the brilliant idea of setting up a hot cocoa stand in her front yard, all decked out for Christmas. Her Christmas decorating ideas would work for a fun outdoor cocoa party, weather permitting. Judging from the photos, it must have been a chilly day when Eden set up her cocoa stand. And if it’s too cold for an outdoor holiday party where you live, these ideas will work equally well indoors. 

Speaking of the apparently chilly day for Eden’s cocoa stand… let’s just say that looks can be deceiving, as you’ll discover.

 

My challenge was to style an outdoor area, so my passion for entertaining and undeniable sweet-tooth lead to creating the perfect and easy holiday hot cocoa stand. We live in a neighborhood where, during the summer months, there’s a lemonade stand on every corner, but I’ve yet to see a hot cocoa stand!

Christmas Decorating, Outdoors or In: A Holiday Hot Cocoa Stand

My goal was to design something effortless and charming that would make people want to stop for a little Christmas in a cup.

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Fresh Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Vignettes

Posted by: on November 19th, 2014 | 7 Comments

Fresh Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Vignettes

 

There’s no knocking the Everything Shiny and Sparkly school of thought when it comes to holiday decor, but minimal Christmas decorating can be just as effective when done right. Interior designer Jana Bek knows about understated decorating. Her Christmas decorating ideas keep things simple and easy to manage.

She writes about design and decor on her blog Jana Bek Design, and she’s among the talented bloggers taking part in our Holiday Style Challenge series. It goes like this: we sent the style bloggers mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations, and let the bloggers use them to create fresh new takes on holiday decor.

One big takeaway from Jana’s Style Challenge is to decorate in what she calls “vignettes”, as she explains…

 

I love transitioning our home for the holidays and I’m excited to share my approach to decorating with you!

Lately in terms of décor and design I’ve been inspired by cleaner décor – a less is more mentality. So when I received my Home Depot Challenge boxes I took my time considering how I would use these pieces to create fresh and minimal holiday vignettes throughout our home.

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Practical Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room

Posted by: on November 18th, 2014 | One Comment

Practical Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room

 

When decorating for Christmas, the dining room often becomes an afterthought. It’s no wonder; the holidays are a busy time, and for a lot of us getting the living room ready for the holidays takes a lot of attention. But Amy Mikkelsen, is here with a few super practical and easy Christmas decorating ideas that will help make your holiday dinner a fun and memorable occasion– without killing the fun for yourself.

Amy knows a lot about making guests comfortable. Her blog Your Southern Peach is full of terrific entertaining and decorating ideas. This holiday dining room that she styled and her decorating tips are her contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Amy mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations and then left it to her to work her Christmas decorating magic. 

She created a lovely, vintage-style Christmas dining room that’s ready for after-dinner game time for the whole family. She offers up some simple ideas for an evergreen centerpiece, a beverage station and an ingenious Christmas tree topper that really isn’t a topper.  

One of my favorite things about the holidays is time spent around the dining table with family and friends. It’s a place to share a meal and share stories. It’s a place where hospitality shines and a place to make memories that last a lifetime. My house is filled with all ages on Christmas Day so my guests are actually my decor inspiration! Young or old, I want them to be comfortable and feel right at home. Needless to say, my southern kitchen serves up a ton of food during the holidays, so the dining area must be practical. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy making it special!

 

The Christmas Table Setting

Setting the table has always been one of my favorite tasks and I usually get started a week before any large celebration. I consider a lovely table setting a gift to my guests and I strive to make them feel special right upon arrival.

Practical Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room

Practical Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room

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A Coastal Rustic Christmas with an Oyster Roast

Posted by: on November 17th, 2014 | 13 Comments

A Coastal Rustic Christmas with an Oyster Roast

In the warmer parts of the country, it’s not crazy to think about celebrating the holiday season outdoors. In South Carolina that could include holding an oyster roast. That’s what Krystine Edwards did, and she created a special rustic Christmas look for her party.

Krystine writes about decorating and home remodeling on her blog Living Pretty Styled. She set up her rustic Christmas oyster roast as part of our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations and let her work her decorating magic.

Read on for inspiration and ideas for your own rustic Christmas look.

 

Here in Charleston the weather around the holidays is unpredictable, one day you can be freezing and the next you’re at the beach. For the most part it stays fairly warm up through Christmas. We spend as much time as we can outdoors and most importantly in our backyard. We are lucky to live on over a half of an acre, so there’s plenty of room to have all friends over for weekend family fun. So, when The Home Depot asked me to participate in the Holiday Style Challenge and to use some outdoor Christmas decorations, I was over the moon!

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Holiday Mantel Ideas: Black, White and Gold with Lots of Personality

Posted by: on November 17th, 2014 | 13 Comments

Holiday Mantel Ideas: Black, White and Gold with Lots of Personality

When it comes to decorating with lots of personality, Allison of Two Thirty~Five Designs pretty much has it down. She has a knack for being unconventional, but still down to earth with her styling. 

That’s why we’re loving the holiday mantel ideas she’s offering as part of our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. For the Style Challenge, we send some of our favorite design and decor bloggers mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations and let them work their decorating magic.

Allison pulled together an eclectic mix of elements, including an estate sale find and a piece of cool DIY wall art to create her fun and festive fireplace mantel in her unique way. 

 

Last Christmas was our first in this house, and I kept the mantel really low key and simple by using all white with just a bit gold. I really loved the clean lines of it all, but wanted to add more texture to it this year. And I was giddy with the patterns that I found at The Home Depot!

Holiday Mantel Ideas: Black, White and Gold with Lots of Personality

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Christmas Decorating Ideas for A Cozy Winter Patio

Posted by: on November 14th, 2014 | 22 Comments

Christmas Decorating Ideas for A Cozy Winter Patio

 

Emily Clark always has distinctive Christmas decorating ideas. We were so impressed with her woodland-inspired Christmas theme that she showed us previously here on the Home Depot Blog. She’s the author of Emily A. Clark: design. simplified., and she’s back with more creative ideas for Christmas decorating. This time she moves outdoors to create a cozy winter patio for the holidays. Of course, not everyone lives where sitting on the patio is much of an option in December. But take a look and you’ll see these decorating ideas are easily at home, too, indoors.

This is Emily’s second contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series, a Christmas tradition here. We pack up mystery boxes of Home Depot holiday decorations to send to some of our favorite stylists and designers, and then leave the rest to them.  

Read on to see Emily’s very clever modifications to some of the decorations we sent her to give her Christmas decor her own unique look.   

Here in the Carolinas, the winter months are fairly mild well into December. And, truthfully, I’m always a little sad when we “close” our patio late in the fall. So, for the Holiday Style Challenge, I dreamed up a cozy Christmas outdoor space where we could light candles, snuggle under blankets and sip hot chocolate.

Christmas Decorating Ideas for A Cozy Winter Patio

First, I decided on a color scheme. Although we don’t have a lot of it in our house, I don’t think you can beat traditional red for outdoor Christmas decorating. I started by choosing a (non-traditional) red, white and black fabric for new pillows and bought several cans of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint in gloss apple red.

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