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Festive DIY Wreath Made from Pinecones and Greenery

Posted by: on December 19th, 2014 | Make A Comment

Festive DIY Wreath Made from Pinecones and Greenery

When it comes to Christmas, I tend to get a little carried away….think Clark Griswald meets Elf. Well, maybe minus all the lights. My first step in decorating for the holidays is to pop a wreath on the door; it’s instant festive, and puts me in the spirit! It’s also the only spot we can have the feel and smell of real greenery (thank you, allergies!).

I love the fresh wreaths from The Home Depot (such a great deal, too!), but this year I wanted to jazz mine up a bit, so I came up with this DIY wreath made from pinecones and greenery. The secret ingredient, though, is a tiny bit of spray paint.

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A Glam, Golden Christmas Card Holder

Posted by: on December 18th, 2014 | Make A Comment

A Glam, Golden Christmas Card Holder

Christmas cards can be one of the best parts of decorating for the holidays. The trick is finding a way to display them that keeps them out of the way and easy to see. This upcycled wheel frame Christmas card holder is a great solution. That’s what I use. But I wanted to add some glam to it for the holidays.

Here’s what I did. 

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How to Make a DIY Ladder Stocking Holder

Posted by: on December 17th, 2014 | 3 Comments

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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A Winter White And Gold Holiday Tablescape

Posted by: on December 4th, 2014 | 5 Comments

A Winter White and Gold Holiday Tablescape

Jen Stagg blew us away with the way she styled her pergola. So, how does she do with Christmas decorating?

Awesomely. Of course. Her holiday tablescape is a little industrial and a lot glam, and it rocks.

Jen authors the popular style and DIY blog withHEART, and this is her contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series. We sent her a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations to spark holiday decorating ideas to share with Home Depot Blog readers.

 

Christmas morning brunch is a tradition in my family. As a child my father was so cruel as to insist we ate a few bites of breakfast before cracking into our Christmas goodies. I perfected the art of the stuff and run.

Now that I’m grown and have started a family of my own, this is one tradition I have carried on, though we enjoy brunch post presents. Grandparents and relatives come to our home after their own morning activities, and we all enjoy a nice meal together. And there’s nothing I love more than a festive and beautiful table setting.

To me, it wouldn’t the holidays without a little sparkle. I’m also about simplicity and adding in some natural elements. My holiday brunch setting is a marriage of the two.

A Winter White and Gold Holiday Tablescape

 

DIY Brass Pipe Candelabra

I started with a project—an industrial yet glamorous DIY candelabra that had me heading to Home Depot. Sound like something impossible? Enter one of my favorite aisles for inspiration—plumbing.

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Christmas Decorations with a DIY Chalkboard and Farm Table

Posted by: on December 1st, 2014 | 8 Comments

A Christmas dessert table

Jessica Garvin admits to having an obsession with chalkboards. Naturally, she managed to include a chalkboard in her Christmas decorations.

Jessica writes about life, style and, yes, chalkboards on her blog Little Baby Garvin. She’s also one of the talented bloggers taking part in our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Jessica a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations for her to use in decorating for the holidays. 

Jessica didn’t just style a lovely holiday dessert table… she built the table!  And there’s a chalkboard, of course, with a holiday message. She shows us how she created a chalkboard customized for the spot where she hangs it. 

 

Decorating for the holidays is always a highlight of my year, and this year I was more than thrilled to be decorating an outdoor space with mystery boxes from The Home Depot. I would call my style Modern Farmhouse. I like a collection of vintage things but arranged in a very clean, simplistic way.

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Holiday Decorating Ideas For a Scandinavian Styled Fête

Posted by: on December 1st, 2014 | 2 Comments

Holiday Decorating Ideas For a Scandinavian Styled Fête

Interior designer Eduardo Rodriguez favors modern, under stated decor, but as you’ll see, when it comes to holiday decorating ideas, he’s happy to lay on the sparkle.

Eduardo writes about design and decor on his blog The Designer Pad, and this gorgeously styled Christmas dining area is his contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series. We sent Eduardo a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations to use to create his own special holiday decor. 

He walks us through his design inspiration, and he explains a couple of very simple Christmas DIY projects that use materials from The Home Depot that we never expected. 

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s a time we get together with family and friends to celebrate and make new unforgettable memories. That’s why when I was invited to be part of the Home Depot’s Holiday Style Challenge I couldn’t say no to such a joyful project.

What I cherish most about Christmas day (of course besides the presents) is the memory of my mother setting up a beautiful dining room table where we enjoyed the yummy holiday fare she had spent days cooking. That is a moment that has stayed with me over the years and which I try to recreate every season with my own personal twist.

GIVING A NEW CHRISTMAS COLOR PALETTE A SHOT

I’m more the modern and somewhat minimalistic kind of guy with a crush for everything simple and Scandinavian – the reason why I wanted to veer away from the traditional red-and-green Christmas color palette and use the Nordic style as inspiration for this project. Besides, it complements my decor a lot better. So I opted for an elegant palette of black, white, grey and silver for my concept to create a Winter Wonderland for the dessert table setting.

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