This ceramic tile gift tag (or tree ornament) is fun to make and will help you dress up gifts in your own special way. It’s one of the Christmas craft ideas we have for the holiday season. Here are the step-by-step instructions, along with a downloadable version of the tutorial, too.
Add some greenery to your mantel with this clever stocking hanger. This is one of our Christmas craft ideas for the holiday season. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial for this Tomato Cage Christmas Tree project. We have downloadable instructions, too.
Create this cute Christmas tree using a tomato cage, some decorative fabric and a garden urn. It’s one of the Christmas craft ideas we have for the holiday season. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial for this Tomato Cage Christmas Tree project. We have downloadable instructions, too.
Hang this beautiful double wreath from the ceiling to add a classic bit of holiday cheer to your home. This wreath chandelier is one of the Christmas craft ideas we have for the holiday season. Here are the step-by-step instructions, along with a downloadable version of the tutorial, too.
Create a beautiful lighted snowflake to brighten your yard. It’s one of our Christmas craft ideas for the holiday season. We have the step-by-step tutorial and downloadable instructions.
Create an eye-catching Christmas display to greet your guests at the door. This is among the Christmas craft ideas we’re sharing during the holiday season. This is snowman wreath display is easy to create, and it makes a big impression. We have the step-by-step tutorial and downloadable instructions.
Classic doesn’t necessarily mean old-fashioned. Take for instance the shimmering Christmas mantel decorated by design blogger Whitney Curtis. It’s timeless. But she added a clever twist that makes it fun and completely up-to-date.
Whitney writes the popular design blog The Curtis Casa. She’s is one of the several top design bloggers who took part in our Holiday Style Challenge. We sent each of these creative people a mystery box of Christmas decorations from The Home Depot. We wanted to see how they’d use the decorations in their own homes.
Whitney took lots of holiday greenery and lights and combined them with shiny gold and brass finishes for her holiday mantel. The twist? In a clever DIY project, she used rope lights to spell out a holiday message… though the spelling itself is a matter of perception, as you’ll see.
My husband and I have spent four Christmases in our home in Atlanta, but with a little bittersweet twist, this year’s Christmas decorating is our last in this house. My mantle is one of my favorite areas of the house, (painted brick!) so I was excited to give it an appropriate sendoff, for one last Christmas together.
I love love love white lights for the holidays. When we were growing up, we always had two trees – a colored light tree for us kids and the fancy white light tree with all the fancy ornaments. My traditional side is just so drawn to the white lights, I had to do classic white!
Rashon Carraway has quite an eye for design. And he’s a master of mixing the old and the new to create sumptuous decor. He completely dazzled us with the dining room decorating ideas for Christmas he offered up in our Holiday Style Challenge.
You might be more familiar with Rashon under his nom de blog, Mr. Goodwill Hunting. He was among the design bloggers who took part in our Holiday Style Challenge. We sent each blogger a mystery box of Christmas decorations from The Home Depot, and challenged them to come up with unique new Christmas decorating ideas.
Rashon’s Christmas dining room decor is lush and luxurious, and as you’ll see, fairly inexpensive to pull off. And take a look at his easy DIY for colorful place cards for dinner guests.
I was quite excited The Home Depot asked me to participate in their Style Challenge (and a challenge it was). A few months ago I was sent a few boxes with amazing stuff inside. The color scheme of my space is typical bachelor: black, white and grey. So when the boxes were filled with colored little items I had to immediately get creative, and here is what happened.
Your Christmas tree makes a statement about who you are. But what if you like Christmas, but you’re not really a dyed in the wool Holiday Person? No worries. That only opens up the possibilities, as interior designer Naomi Stein shows us.
Naomi is the author of the design and decor blog Design Manifesto. She took part in our Holiday Style Challenge, in which we sent some of the top design bloggers on the internet each a mystery box of Christmas decorations from The Home Depot. We challenged them to come up with fresh and unique Christmas decorating ideas and tips.
Naomi’s charming and slightly non-traditional Christmas decor has tons of personality, with lovely textures and unexpected colors. She also shares some practical Christmas tree decorating ideas, including her DIY method of adding a snow effect to her tree. Plus, she has something to say about who NOT to rely on for decorating help.
I’m just going to come out and admit that I’m not the Holiday type. I don’t gleefully hum Christmas carols while baking dozens of cookies. Forget shopping months ahead of time or crafting thoughtful handmade gifts. I have never once made a Christmas card, even though I love receiving them. (Maybe next year?) I find the holidays to be a little stressful and I struggle to balance all the extra Ho Ho Ho with life’s regular responsibilities.
That being said, I’m not a total Scrooge. I love spending time with my family, giving back to the community and dousing my home with just a little bit of Christmas spirit. I just prefer to do it in my own flava.
I celebrate the holidays at my parents abode, so my own tree could be a little more “fun.” I didn’t need to go the traditional route. I could choose a ridiculously fabulous tree topper and get a little girly if I wanted. I also wanted to go easy on the ornaments; something that’s easy to put up and take down works best for me. I opted to decorate with my favorite colors; blue, pink and gold. It complements the rest of the decor in my living room, and I’m pretty pleased.
This Un-Holiday type may just be a convert.
You don’t have to be traditional to love the traditions of Christmas. Lifestyle blogger Jewel Hazelton shows us here some easy ways to give traditional Christmas decorating an updated, modern look.
Jewel is the author of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love. She’s among the gold star bloggers who agreed to take part in our Holiday Style Challenge. We sent a mystery box of Christmas decorations to each of these creative people to use in their homes. They came up with glorious holiday displays and some very practical Christmas decorating ideas.
Take a look at the clever ways Jewel makes the traditional red and green color scheme look fresh for Christmas.
I’m looking forward to celebrating my first Christmas in my new home this year. My inspiration behind decorating my living areas was tapping into the classic Christmas. I wanted to incorporate traditional elements with an upscale modern flair.