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4 Easy Ways to Give Your Christmas Tree Decorations a Fresh Look

Posted by: on December 12th, 2012 | 2 Comments

4 Easy Ways to Give Your Christmas Tree a Fresh Look


In our Holiday Style Challenge series, some of our favorite bloggers brought you new and creative ideas for decorating your home for the holidays. In this series, several of our bloggers added fresh flair to their Christmas tree by adding customized touches, and we loved the way they weren’t afraid to add a little sparkle, paint, and yes, even succulents to their Christmas traditions.

1. Update Your Christmas Ornaments with Paint

Update your Christmas tree ornaments with Paint


For the new DIY-er to the seasoned pro, paint is the most essential material when it comes to updating, well, anything.

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The Home Accents Wesley Quick-Set Christmas Tree

Posted by: on December 4th, 2012 | Make A Comment


Shopping, cooking and last-minute prep to ready the house for holiday visitors – there’s a lot of work to be done before the big day. So, let us help take some of the holiday decorations duties off your plate with the Wesley Pine Quick-Set Christmas tree from our Home Accents Holiday collection.

If you’re looking for a Christmas tree to bring convenience and joy to your home this holiday season, take a look at these attractive pre-lit Christmas trees. They’re available with clear or multicolored Christmas lights, and the light plugs are located right inside the tree pole for easy access. The whole tree with lights assembles in a snap — and then it’s ready to be decked out with all your favorite Christmas ornaments. Wesley Pine artificial Christmas trees are perfect as a primary tree, or as secondary tree for another room in the home.

Find the Wesley tree along with our complete selection of Christmas trees and holiday decorations online or at your local Home Depot store.

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

In the Wild: Christmas Tree Shopping at The Home Depot

Posted by: on November 26th, 2012 | Make A Comment

An Instagram montage of Christmas tree shopping at The Home Depot


It seems like the first thing many people want to do after they finally finish cleaning up those Thanksgiving dishes is go Christmas tree shopping! Whether you head to the tree lot or are heading to The Home Depot to buy an LED tree, Christmas tree shopping is one of those yearly traditions we look forward to. Check out these photos that folks have posted publicly to Instagram documenting their Christmas tree shopping!

Above: meanders88 on Instagram

Christmas tree shopping at The Home Depot

From omgaby15 to Instagram

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From the Forums: A Visit to a Christmas Tree Farm

Posted by: on November 23rd, 2012 | Make A Comment

The Home Depot is a great source for fresh cut Christmas trees. You can shop for them at your local Home Depot store, or you can order a real Christmas tree online to be delivered to your front door. Two of our Forums associates, Grow2Girl and BostonRoots, took a field trip to the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina to visit the Christmas tree farm that supplies The Home Depot.

They brought back lots of photos and videos showing what goes on at a Christmas tree farm and posted them on the online How-To Community Forums. In the video above, BostonRoots shows us the process of harvesting and then baling the Christmas trees. This self-described “plant geek” can barely contain her excitement. “I was in complete awe at just how many times the trees were touched before they were even loaded on to the trailers. Planted, nurtured and groomed by hand, cut individually with a chainsaw by hand, put in the baler and taken out by hand, picked up, and put on the truck by hand. Driven down the mountain by tractor with two hands … and we haven’t even gone to shipping yet! Unbelievable, and Grow2Girl and I were there to see it!” she writes.

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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.

Star Wars Themed Christmas Tree: DIY Ideas from 7th House on the Left

Posted by: on November 16th, 2012 | 5 Comments

A Star Wars-inspired Christmas tree by Ashley and Greg Brown of 7th House on the Left | For The Home Depot Style Challenge


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.

We were anxious to see what Ashley and Greg Brown would come up with when we sent them a big box of Home Depot Christmas decorations for our Holiday Style Challenge. On their blog, 7th House on the Left, Ashley and Greg write about renovating and decorating their home. But for us, they show us their geek sides by creating a Star Wars-themed Christmas tree. Greg explains how they came up with the Star Wars theme. And check out their clever ideas on how to give ordinary Christmas ornaments a Star Wars treatment.

Everyone who knows me knows I’m what you might call a “professional geek.” I’m a web developer, Doctor Who and Star Wars are at the very top of my “favorite franchises” list, and one of my favorite pastimes is tweaking my computer. So when Home Depot sent us this bonus item in our “Mystery Box,” we knew right where it needed to be … my office.

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Holiday Decorating Ideas From The Style Guide

Posted by: on November 15th, 2012 | Make A Comment


The holidays are here again and we could not be more excited to help you get your home ready for the merriment and fun times ahead. So, just in time to assist with all the Christmas decorating and gift giving comes the newest edition of our Holiday Style Guide.

Here’s a brief video introduction to the Holiday Style Guide from Sarah Fishburne, Director of Trend & Design for The Home Depot. Take a moment to get a preview of the awe-inspiring holiday decorating ideas we’ve put together for you to use all throughout the home.

You’ll see everything from inviting seasonal hues and creative DIY Christmas décor projects to winter wonderlands you can create with outdoor Christmas decorations. It’s a veritable feast of style, innovative ideas and fresh inspiration, with plenty of tips and know-how to make your holiday decorating easier.

There’s even a sampling of our complete selection of holiday decorations, which includes a wide array Christmas trees, ornaments, lights and much more. And, you can shop directly from the pages of our Holiday Gift Guide to find presents for everyone on your list.

We have more 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.

We have plenty more videos. Catch up with YouTube Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Collegiate Holiday Decorations – Show Some Team Spirit

Posted by: on September 5th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Does your Christmas tree look this ‘spirited?’


Want to mix some rah-rah-rah into this year’s ho-ho-ho? Do you sing your school fight song in between your traditional Christmas carols?

Your team’s colors don’t belong only at your tailgates or big games; they belong in your Christmas decorations!

Are you already doing this? Then drape your tree in your favorite shades of orange and white or black and yellow then proudly show off your school pride by pinning a photo of you, your pets, your family to your own Pinterest pinboard and using hashtag #HDTeamSpirit so we can find it.

For those of you who aren’t in the game yet, we’ve got your collegiate holiday decorations covered. Check out our great selection of artificial Christmas trees in your school colors, in 2-, 3- and 6-foot sizes.

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Keep Christmas Trees Fresh All Season Long

Posted by: on December 9th, 2011 | Make A Comment

A Christmas tree


The aroma of a fresh cut Christmas tree is a staple in homes all around during the holiday season. To keep the scent of your fresh cut tree strong and aromatic, you’ve got to take care to preserve the tree. The Home Depot Forums associate BostonRoots shares tips for keeping your Christmas tree fresh for the entire season.

1. Add preservative.

Your fresh cut Christmas trees will drink over a gallon of water within the first 24 hours. Add tree preservative to the water to keep the tree vibrant and fresh. Tree preservative sells quickly so buy it when you see it in the stores. You can also make your own tree preservative using Sprite or 7Up and tablespoons of bleach [recipe]. Be sure to label the bottle and store it at room temperature.

2. Don’t let your tree dry out.
Keep water levels above the trunk line. If the water level goes below the trunk line, the tree will dry out and the sap will seal up.

3. Use tree stands.

Tree stands have generous water reserves. They will make it easy to keep your tree in proper position and to keep it watered and fresh.

4. Keep your tree away from heat sources.

Heat will make your tree dry out. Do not put your fresh cut Christmas trees near fireplaces. Find a cool corner to place it, as this will help to keep the trees from drying out.

5. Keep pets away.

Place fresh orange peels under the tree to keep cats away. Keep dogs and puppies away by placing bells on the lower branches. The noise from the bells will act as an alert and keep them away.

Shop fresh cut Christmas trees at or at your local The Home Depot store.  Don’t forget to shop tree preservatives, Christmas  tree decorations, Christmas ornaments and more.

We have more advice and project ideas from our experts. Visit the Forums for DIY tips and and gardening advice from our store associates. From the Forums is our weekly column highlighting the best of The Home Depot’s Community Forums.


Photo by Laura Bitner under Creative Commons license.