Holiday Gifts for Your Family Decorator

Posted by: on December 20th, 2011 | Make A Comment

We should be very thankful if we have a member of our family who knows how to decorate and make our homes look great. To help you find an awesome gift that fits into their style of décor, we’ve accumulated a great selection for you to consider.

Before you begin shopping for Christmas gifts for your family’s decorator, here are a couple of gifts any style maven would love to have:

8-piece Decorative Painting Tool Kit- Help your family decorator achieve the look he or she wants with Martha Stewart’s 8-piece Decorative Tool Kit. The kit features a graining comb, wood rocker, flexible stripe comb, wavy graining brush and more. Entire kit delivers up to 12 decorative painting effects for painting walls or furniture.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Your Family

Posted by: on December 19th, 2011 | 2 Comments

A holiday gift wrapped in orange paper with a red bow



Here’s a quick round up of gift ideas from The Home Depot.

The Holiday Top 5

The Home Depot blogger Thomas Chismar provides you with gift ideas that suit the tastes of every family member.

Don’t Forget Those Gift Cards

If you’re still unsure about what to gift to someone, play it safe with a The Home Depot Gift Card. Gift cards are wonderful gifts and take the pressure of buying gifts off you.

Buy Online, Pick up in Store

Save time, and bypass the shipping schedule by shopping online and picking up your gifts at your local The Home Depot store. This will give you more control over making sure everyone has a gift under the tree. Pressed for time? Not to worry. Buy online and designate a family member or friend to pick up your order at the store.

You can always find plenty of gift ideas for anyone on your list by visiting The Home Depot’s online Gift Center.

As Seen On TV: Home Depot’s Diagonal Bookshelf Project

Posted by: on December 19th, 2011 | One Comment

Attention DIYers: You may have seen this diagonal bookshelf project in one of our commercials, and we’re here to give you the full step-by-step.

Diagonal Bookshelf Project | Couple adding books to newly-built bookshelf

Make your own diagonal bookcase like the one in The Home Depot commercial. [Download PDF of the Diagonal Bookcase Project from The Home Depot.]

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Stud Finders Take the Guess Work Out of Indoor Bike Storage

Posted by: on December 16th, 2011 | Make A Comment
Stud Finders Make Bike Storage Easy

Via Apartment Therapy: NY

Bicycles are great for individual exercise and bonding moments with the kids. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save on gas, you can use your bike to run errands and to commute to and from work.

Yep! Bikes are pretty great. But, if you live in a small space or have little room for bicycle storage, finding a place for your bike when it’s not in use can be a challenge.

For help with his bike storage problem, Home Depot Community member Cyclist turned to our Forums.

Cyclist posted the topic Where to Install Bike Hooks Indoors. He has a small space and had a hard time finding where to best place his bike hooks. He attempted to follow stud spacing logic – searching a 35″ wall for studs spaced 16 or 17 inches apart – to no avail. Avid cyclist and Forum associate LawnRanger came to the rescue with the names of stud finders sure to do the trick, like the Zircon 61118 stud finder or the Zircon 63918 stud finder.

Community member Casper also joined the discussion, sharing that he stores his bikes in his garage ceiling about the car. Treading dangerously? Maybe, but ceiling storage uses space that can otherwise go wasted.

Use Stud Finders to Use Ceilings for Bike Storage

Image of David Baker’s loft via Dwell

Ceiling, wall, or garage – how do you store your bike?

Editor’s Note: Want more advice from our experts? Join the conversation. Visit The Forum for DIY tips and tricks from our Store Associates. From the Forum Friday is our weekly column highlighting expert advice.

Utah Military Family wins $20K through Home Depot Contest

Posted by: on December 16th, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Dilley family of Clearfield, Utah will be making some much needed repairs on their home now that they are winners of The Home Depot’s Give the Gift of Good contest.

Tyrena Dilley in the spotlight after winning the Home Depot Give the Gift of Giving contest

A group of Home Depot associates was on hand this week at store #4413 in Salt Lake City, Utah to present Tyrena Dilley a $20,000 Home Depot gift card. Her husband, Sgt. Kevin Dilley, is currently stationed in Greenland, after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s next expected home in July.

The family of seven is looking forward to fixing up their 1950s-era home with roofing repair, adding insulation to the attic, and replacing an old, cranky heating and air conditioning system.

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Unique DIY Themed Christmas Tree on Display in Michigan Home Depot

Posted by: on December 15th, 2011 | Make A Comment

The world famous Home Depot Christmas Tree in Canton, MI

The type of Christmas tree you choose is certainly important, but it’s how you decorate it that makes a statement, as you’ll see when you visit a particular Home Depot store in Canton, Michigan.

The Home Depot offers all sorts of artificial Christmas trees — we have pre-lit trees, pink trees, tall ones, short ones and even slim Christmas trees, which are very popular this year. And The Home Depot is the largest seller of fresh cut trees in the U.S., including our trees available online and at tree lots at Home Depots across the country.

But one Christmas tree that really caught our eye stands majestically in The Home Depot #2703 in Canton, Michigan. It features what you might call a “Do-It-Yourself” theme.

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Two Gift Wrapping Ideas Using Mason Jars

Posted by: on December 14th, 2011 | 5 Comments

Whether you’re a Grinch during this time of year or a veritable Cindy Lou Who, you can’t help but love the delicious fare that accompanies the holiday season. Roasts, pies, cheeses, chocolates, peppermints – the list goes on. The holidays are tied to the joys of food, family and friends which is why giving food as a gift is a tradition around the world. This year, wrap your food gifts in a fun and unexpected way. We have two gift wrapping ideas for food– both turn Mason jars into unique gift presentations. One is very easy. The other a little more involved.


Two Mason jars decorated to become beautiful gift presentation for food


See the simple step-by-steps here.


Wrapping food gifts

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How To Save On Home Heating Costs

Posted by: on December 13th, 2011 | Make A Comment


Between traveling and presents and decorations – the holidays can get a little expensive and many of us are looking for ways to cut back on expenses. One of the easiest ways to save money (and energy!) is to make smarter home heating choices. Check out this short video to learn exactly how to save on home heating costs.

Saving money on your home heating costs is a lot easier than you think. There are many simple tips you can use to reduce these costs while staying warm this winter. Easy solutions such as closing doors to rooms that are rarely used, changing air filters once a month, and considering vent-free gas heaters are just a few of the money-saving ideas in this video. Make sure to also visit for even more alternative energy solutions for your home.

See more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

Top 5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Family Weekender

Posted by: on December 13th, 2011 | Make A Comment

If you have a member of your family who loves to get everyone outside for fun weekend activities, or enjoys fulfilling weekend home improvement projects, consider yourself fortunate. We’re here to help you find the perfect gift they can use during those weekend endeavors, as we’ve accumulated a great selection of gift ideas for you to consider.

Before you begin shopping for Christmas gifts for your family’s weekender, here are 5 gifts every “coach” would love to have:

Gift Ideas: Cuisinart’s Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker

5. Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker- Help your family cool down next summer with Cuisinart’s Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. It features a fully automatic operation. Simply pour in ingredients, turn the dial and enjoy! It makes delicious ice cream, yogurt, sorbet and sherbet.

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3 Gift Wrapping Ideas for the Holidays

Posted by: on December 13th, 2011 | 7 Comments

Every year, the world tells us we need to go out and buy Santa, snowflake, and sparkle-flecked paper to adorn our holiday gifts. Rather than settling for the same old paper you used last year, what about thinking outside of the box to wrap up your box?

One of my favorite ways to make my holiday gift wrapping stand out is to use unconventional approaches to gift wrap. I blogged last week about recycled, holiday gift tags, but I also love to use unusual paper. For many years, I’ve used whatever newspaper I had hanging around as the gift wrap and jazzing it up with a big colorful bow and some sparkly ornaments. This year, I’m going simple, so I headed to The Home Depot for DIY gift wrapping ideas.

Holiday gift wrapping ideas from Home Depot

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