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Gardening Q&A: How do I keep my Christmas tree fresh?

Posted by: on December 10th, 2012 | One Comment

A Home Depot associate helps a customer choose a real Christmas tree

 

Q: How do I help my Christmas tree last through the holiday season?

A: Home Depot associates get that question a lot around Christmastime. The important thing is to keep your real Christmas tree from drying out. That means, first of all, securing it in a stand with a basin, and watering the tree until it stops absorbing what you give it. A good rule of thumb is to look for a basin that can hold at least 1 quart of water for every inch of the trunk’s diameter.

On the first day in particular, your tree is likely to need a great deal of water, so keep an eye on the basin and refill as needed. After that, check the basin at least once a day and add fresh water any time the water level looks low.

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The Martha Stewart Living Douglas Christmas Tree

Posted by: on November 22nd, 2012 | Make A Comment

 

This season you don’t have to choose between whether to decorate the tree with white or multi-colored Christmas lights.

With the dual light control feature on our beautiful, life-like, pre-lit Douglas Trees from Martha Stewart Living, you can switch from white to multi-colored lights with the convenient flick of a switch.

We’d like you to take a look at this magnificent tree for yourself. When your friends and family see it all decked out with ornaments in you home, they will hardly believe it’s actually an artificial Christmas tree.

We have more DIY and home decor videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

Easy Shape Christmas Trees

Posted by: on November 13th, 2012 | Make A Comment

 

When it’s time to break out the holiday decorations and put up the family Christmas tree, the last thing you want to do is waste a lot of time bending and shaping branches. Easy Shape Pre lit Christmas trees from GE and Martha Stewart Living feature branches with stiffer ends that resist bending while in storage.

With one of these beautiful artificial Christmas trees, you and your family can enjoy decorating your tree with all your favorite ornaments rather than wrangling with a lot of tangled branches.

See our Easy Shape Christmas trees here, and shop our incredible selection of Christmas trees, including real Christmas trees, online or at your local Home Depot.

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Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas from Jessica at Four Generations One Roof

Posted by: on November 9th, 2012 | 18 Comments

A boy places an ornament on a Christmas tree

In our Style Challenge series, we challenge some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

For the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge, we tapped Jessica Bruno, a blogger and DIYer at Four Generations One Roof. We asked her to work her magic with a Christmas tree using Martha Stewart Winterberry ornaments. She shows us her Christmas tree decorating ideas with this festive, pulled-together tree with lots of bling. 

I wanted a simple but elegant look as well as a comfy and cozy feel for my holiday tree. I must say, the Winterberry Collection of ornaments is beautiful and the red, gold and silver theme looks fabulous in our family room. I also used red burlap ribbon with a slight Nordic design on the edges and wrapped it evenly around the tree. I used paper clips to attach the ribbon behind the tree in order to achieve the looped ribbon look.

The ornaments are absolutely gorgeous and shatter-proof. The red and gold bird ornaments fasten to the tree with a gold clip so placement is very easy. The coordinating pinecones and a variety of glass ornaments made decorating this tree super easy. I was so excited to have a “themed” decorating kit sent to me. Usually, I am running around trying to mix and match and coordinate random ornaments. Martha Stewart’s holiday collection themes are perfect if you like a gorgeous and custom look without the headache!

 

Martha Stewart Winterberry Collection shown on a Christmas tree by day and by night

 

One of my favorite ornaments that Home Depot sent me is this little guy below.

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A Christmas Tree with Adorable Woodland Touches from Traci of Beneath My Heart

Posted by: on November 8th, 2012 | 16 Comments

A festive Christmas tree from Beneath My Heart

 

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. 

For the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge, Traci Hutcherson, the talented DIYer from Beneath My Heart, agreed to dress up a Christmas tree. She did it all with an adorable owl theme and bright, classic colors. We love the cozy little reading nook she nestled in next to the tree, too. 

There is nothing that gets me more in the Christmas spirit than decorating the Christmas tree. This long held tradition is a favorite event in our home. It just doesn’t seem like Christmas until our tree is sparkling with lights and ornaments. Since I have been married, we have always had one Christmas tree in our home each season. It is always covered in white lights and years of collected family ornaments.

This year, I am very excited that we will have two trees in our home. A live tree with family ornaments in our den, and this beautiful faux tree from The Home Depot in our master bedroom. The 7 ½ ft. Paley Pine Tree by Martha Stewart Living was super easy to put together and light up. I loved that! The tree has pine cones and berries already attached to the branches.

 

A woodland Christmas tree with owls

 

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Live Christmas Trees vs. Artificial: We Have Both in Store and Online

Posted by: on November 3rd, 2012 | 10 Comments

A woman decorates an artificial Christmas tree

 

When it comes to Christmas trees, most folks fall into one of two camps: the Real Christmas Tree Traditionalists, and the Artificial Christmas Tree Pragmatists. There’s something to be said for both approaches to celebrating Christmas, but the sad fact is some Pragmatists secretly wish they could be in the Traditionalist club.

The good news is that The Home Depot has the perfect solution.

Truth be told, Real Christmas Tree Traditionalists secretly feel just a wee bit superior to the Artificial Tree crowd. It takes time and effort, and maybe even a little expert knowledge to acquire a live Christmas tree (or a “real Christmas tree,” as they like to say). And to them, taking the family down to the Christmas tree lot is an important annual event. A tree is something to be earned. And it’s a TREE, by golly. Trees don’t get stored in the attic, they’ll tell you.

Artificial Christmas Tree Pragmatists love Christmas and its traditions as much as anyone. But for them driving to a tree lot, picking the tree, tying it on top of the car and then dragging it from the driveway to the family room can be a hassle. And between late end-of-year meetings at work and holiday pageants at school, it’s hard for them to find time to round up the family for a Christmas tree expedition, as fun as it might be.

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Happy Holidays

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

From all of us at The Home Depot, “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Christmas tree from Martha Stewart Living

Real Christmas Trees Delivered to Your Door

Posted by: on December 6th, 2011 | 12 Comments
A Christmas tree ornament

The Home Depot is your fresh cut Christmas tree headquarters

We know that for some folks there’s nothing better than heading to the Christmas tree lot on a chilly evening and picking out the perfect tree. That’s why The Home Depot is your headquarters for real Christmas trees.

Most of our stores have fully stocked Christmas tree lots, complete with all the most popular varieties in all shapes and sizes–and always a great prices. In fact, The Home Depot is the largest sellers of Christmas trees in the U.S.

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