From the Forum: Christmas Ornament Frame

Posted by: on December 2nd, 2011 | Make A Comment

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now the Christmas countdown is on. It’s time to get those holiday decorations up…if you haven’t put them up already. Be creative. Have fun. Make holiday decorating a fun tradition for the whole family.

If you need a little inspiration to put you in the Christmas spirit, check out this cool Christmas Ornament Frame project posted by SheCanDoIt22 in the Forums at Inspired by the Home Depot ornament commercial, it’s a fun project for the entire family.

This project was so inspiring other holiday décor DIYers have shared their pictures in the forum. The Christmas ornament frame project is a great project for couples. Marchisours and her husband made the following frame using 1x4s.

Cool Couples Project


This project is also cool for parents and children. DanielleS and her father made the frame below out of 1x2s.


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Christmas Ornament Frame


For a list of materials and detailed instructions, visit SheCanDoIt22’s forum post or download the PDF. Remember, you can get all of the supplies needed for this project at your local The Home Depot store!

Chic, Homemade Hostess Gift Idea

Posted by: on December 2nd, 2011 | 3 Comments

Homemade Gift Tags

With gift shopping, house decorating, and a whole lot of holiday cooking on the horizon, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all of the looming to-do’s on your list. But, remember that it is important at this time of year ‘to spend time with your family and friends. With all of those holiday parties and get-togethers, however, you may need some new hostess gift ideas, lest you show up to the festivities empty-handed. In an effort to avoid last minute rushing around, plan ahead and have a few hostess gifts ready at the helm!

Paper whites hostess gift

This one is just beginning to sprout, so hopefully it’ll be in full bloom with plenty of life left before it arrives at its new home.

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The Most Awesomest Online Ad for a Snow Blower

Posted by: on December 1st, 2011 | 2 Comments

Experience the feeling of shredding snow bank with raw mechanical snow throwing power


As a major supplier of snow blowers, we couldn’t ignore this. The award for the most awesomest online ad for a snow blower ever written goes to Weh-Ming Cho of Moncton, New Brunswick.

His snow blower ad appeared on Kijiji, an online classified ad service popular in Canada.

Here’s a excerpt:

I want you to experience the rush that comes with smashing through a snowdrift and blowing that mother trucker out of the way. The elation of seeing the snow plow come back down your street and watching the look of despair as your OTHER  neighbour gets his shovel out once more while you kick back with a hot cup of joe.”

How could you not want to own a snow blower after reading that?

“This isn’t some entry level snow blower that is just gonna move the snow two feet away. This is an 11 HP Briggs and Stratton machine of snow doom that will cut a 29 inch path of pure ecstasy. And it’s only 4 years old. I dare you to find a harder working 4 year old. My niece is five and she gets tired and cranky after just a few minutes of shoveling.”

Can you feel it? Are you ready to throw some snow?

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Top 5 Gift Ideas for your Family’s Entertainer

Posted by: on November 29th, 2011 | One Comment

If you have a hostess-with-the-mostess or host-with-the-most in your family, consider a gift this year they’ll really appreciate. To help you find that great gift they can use during their next big bash, we’ve accumulated a great selection that will really fit the bill.

Before you begin shopping for Christmas gifts for your family host or hostess, here are five gift ideas for the party planner in your life:

Get a rotating pizza oven for your family entertainer

5. Rotating Countertop Pizza Oven- Cook Pizza for your next party right in front of your guests with Presto’s Pizzazz Plus Rotating Pizza Oven. A rotating tray and top/bottom heating elements ensure even baking of fresh or frozen pizza. Also great for chicken wings, egg rolls, cinnamon rolls and cookies.

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Small Appliances At The Home Depot – Where Little Things Mean A Lot

Posted by: on November 27th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Small appliances at The Home Depot


During the holidays, you’ll be bombarded by guests. Random visitors, kids home from college or military, and friends and family will most likely make an appearance at your house. Either way, people are going to want to eat and drink. To your merriment, The Home Depot has lots of small appliances ready to take the load off when it comes to feeding guests.

Appliances for Cooking

Desserts are about as important as meals around holiday time. Buy a new standing mixer and save yourself from carpel tunnel and back pain. Let the mixer and stove do most of the work when you bake cakes and pies.

Put that ham in your new slow cooker, poor a little brown sugar and honey over it, close the lid and leave it be. When it’s time for dinner, you’ll have a succulent ham that’s finger licking good. And, you won’t be worn out. You can also throw in a roast or ribs or start a soup. Use your imagination to create a great meal.

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Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Posted by: on November 25th, 2011 | Make A Comment

A bedroom with a wall painted with chalkboard paint

Chalkboard paint has been popping up all over the place these days. Using chalk to draw, scribble and write is still a favorite pastime of kids but it’s not just considered child’s play anymore. Clever designers and crafters are using chalkboard paint in all sorts of creative projects.

Here are a few cool ways to incorporate chalkboard paint into your home:

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From The Forum Friday, Stocking Stuffers

Posted by: on November 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Black Friday is here! Like most folks, you probably are hoping to find some great deals on stocking stuffers….those little gifts that make a great impression without putting a huge dent in your wallet.

Forum writer Foodieken gives suggests some pretty cool stocking stuffers for the DIY guy (or gal) in your life. Here are some of the items on Foodieken’s list.

Husky 48-in-1wrenchHusky 48-in-1 Ratcheting Rotary Socket WrenchThe Husky 48-in-1 Ratcheting Rotary Socket Wrench is a great gift for home owners and home improvement pros.  This tool can replace 48 sockets and fits six different types of bolts…square, 12 point, hex, rounded hex, spline and torx.

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Gift Ideas Full of Power for the Lawn Care Master

Posted by: on November 25th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Ariens 42 in. 21 HP Briggs & Stratton Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower



When you’re looking for gift ideas for someone who loves tending the yard, you can’t go wrong with outdoor power equipment.

Imagine the look on everyone’s faces when the Ariens 42 in. Riding Mower riding mower pictured above is seen for the first time under the tree Christmas morning. Well, it wouldn’t be under the tree– it’s too big. So, next to the tree then…or out in the garage adorned with a big red bow. When you’re looking for gift ideas for someone who loves tending the yard, you can’t go wrong with outdoor power equipment.

We have a great selection of outdoor power tools and accessories. If you already have a riding mower in your outdoor power arsenal, how about a chainsaw?

No trees in your yard to cut? Well then, try a pressure washer…they’re great for keeping the dirt, mold, mildew and moss off the siding of your house.

Lastly, help keep the yard in tip-top shape with a trimmer and edger, or even a tiller and cultivator

Next time you are looking for an outdoor project, here’s a great selection of outdoor project guides that will help you choose what to do next.

Head over to The Home Depot’s online Outdoor Power Equipment Department for just about anything the lawn master in your life would love. Be sure to check out our Gift Center, too, for plenty of great gift ideas for anyone on your holiday shopping list.


10 Tips For Enjoyable Black Friday Shopping at The Home Depot

Posted by: on November 24th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Tips for Black Friday Shopping at The Home Depot

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the best times to pick up great values at The Home Depot. Here are some tips to help you have an enjoyable, productive shopping experience.

1. Be comfortable.

Whether you are shopping online or in store, you need to be comfortable. At the store, they’ll be lines and long walks as you peruse the shelves.  Wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing. This is not the time for stilettos or steel toe boots. At home, set yourself up in a comfortable chair with good back support. You’ll be going through page after page of deals on small appliances, lighting, bath products, area rugs and more.

2. Get enough rest.

You won’t enjoy shopping in store or online for a new stove, refrigerator, grill or other items if you are tired and sluggish. Thanksgiving Day will be a busy day. Make sure you take the time to get a good night sleep.

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Gift Ideas: Bathroom Vanities, Whirlpool Tubs and More

Posted by: on November 24th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Gift Ideas: Get a new bath vanity and sink combo for your bathroom

For an out-of-the-box holiday gift idea, surprise your family with a bathroom makeover. Re-doing your bath can be a quick simple touch up, a complete transformation or something in between. Take a look at these bath remodel-related gift ideas.

For a complete makeover, start with a new bath vanity and sink combo. Next, picture yourself soaking in a whirlpool tub with separate shower. Ah, that’s the ticket. Lastly, a new water saving toilet on top of a new non-slip tile floor would be a great addition.

For quick updates, start with a new paint color. Next, change out the cabinet hardware for a great new look. Lastly, update your old bath faucet to one with a modern finish such as oil-rubbed bronze.

We even have a few half bath refresh packages where you can transform your half bath at various spending levels ranging from $250 to $1000.

To help you decide which bath update is right for you, check out our bath buying guides for help with choosing your new fixtures and staples. If you prefer doing the work yourself, we have over 30 bath project guides with helpful step-by-step instructions and handy tips to make the work go as smooth as possible.

For more great gift ideas, check out our online Gift Center. And when in doubt, you can’t go wrong with eGift Cards.