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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Posted by: on December 25th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Christmas tree with Martha Stewart Living ornaments

From all of us at The Home Depot, “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!”

Gardening Q&A: Norfolk Island Pine

Posted by: on December 24th, 2012 | Make A Comment

In past weeks we’ve told you how to care for two more-or-less traditional holiday plants, the Christmas tree and Christmas cactus. But how do you celebrate if you’re starting from scratch, tradition-wise, in a small space? Or maybe your flight was canceled at the last minute, and you now find yourself faced with the prospect of celebrating in a mostly undecorated home?

The answer may be a Norfolk Island pine. Hailing from the windswept island of Norfolk in the South Pacific, the tree has been embraced by many as a small-space alternative to towering firs and prickly cacti. Like the one you see here, you’ll find Norfolk Island pines already decorated for Christmas in Home Depot stores.Which by no means should discourage you from adding decorations that give it your own personal flair.

As an outdoor plant, the Norfolk Island pine needs sunnier climes, so don’t plan on replanting it unless you live in USDA Zone 9 or above. Fortunately, the pine is a slow-grower, and serves well as a potted shrub. Just make sure to water it several times a week and put it where it will receive plenty of sun. If you have a patio or porch, you might move the tree’s container outdoors once the nighttime temperature climbs into the 60s or higher.

Does your Christmas tradition involve plants beyond the classic trees and garlands? Leave us a comment and tell us all about it.

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In the Wild: Best Holiday on Display Contest from the Holiday Style Guide

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

The Home Depot Style Guide's Best Holiday on Display contest winner

 

In our 2012 edition of the Holiday Style Guide, we asked our readers to submit photos showing off their holiday decorations for our Best Holiday on Display contest. To enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Home Depot Gift Card, readers tagged their Instagram photos using the hashtag #HomeDepotStyleGuide2012. We received tons of fantastic entries that were full of festive cheer. Here are a few of the favorites!

Above: the contest’s winning photo, by skylizard to Instagram

 

Style Guide Holiday 2012 Instagram contest participant

By afchenk on Instagram

 

Like the light-up Yoda in the photo above? The 36 in. Star Wars Yoda Lawn Decor is available online.

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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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In the Wild: Christmas Shopping at The Home Depot

Posted by: on December 8th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Shopping for Christmas must-haves in the aisles of The Home Depot

The aisles of The Home Depot are busy this time of year with folks shopping for Christmas trees, looking for gifts for the beloved DIY-er in their life, or picking up a gingerbread kit (a Black Friday special!). Check out these photos people have posted publicly to Instagram while doing some Christmas shopping at The Home Depot, or preparing for Christmas shoppers.

Above: By tamarajhair on Instagram

A Home Depot associate hangs snowflakes at a Home Depot store

By laurindennings on Instagram That’s in Florida, so the snowflakes aren’t real.

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3 Ways to Use Flameless LED Candles in Your Christmas Table Setting

Posted by: on December 5th, 2012 | One Comment

Mix flameless LED pillar candles with real candles to create warm, inviting candle light on your dining room table

 

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 used LED candles as part of their dining room table settings, and we loved how each of these stylish ladies added their own twist to these innovative holiday helpers.

1. Mix LED flameless candles with real flame votives

In the photo above, Katie of the blog Modern Eve blended Home Accents Pillar LED flameless candles (which come with a timer and remote control!) with real votive candles to create maximum impact in her delightful holiday dining room. By blending real and flameless candles, you can create a dramatic candlelight table setting, plus by incorporating real votive candles into your table setting, your guests won’t even suspect the flameless LED candles aren’t real, too!

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Inspired: Christmas Decorating Must-Haves

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

An inspiration board of Christmas decorating ideas

 

The holiday season is the time to bring some festive cheer into your home. When it comes to Christmas decorating, we love incorporating plenty of warm candlelight (either real or LED!), glittery candles, frosty branches, and metallics galore!

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If you don’t have one already, a sparkling star tree topper is a must-have. We love the way this silver sunburst capiz tree topper features an icy capiz shell, a bit of silver glitter, and is lit from the inside out!

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DIY Décor Creative Gift Wrapping: Adding Color and Sparkle

Posted by: on December 3rd, 2012 | One Comment

A DIY Christmas gift wrap collection using orange twine, builders paper and silver contact paper

Gift wrapping is one of those things that some people absolutely love and some people couldn’t care less about. I personally look forward to wrapping, and love to create a cohesive “look” for all of the presents under the tree. I love coming up with creative gift wrapping by using one particular type of wrapping and ribbon. It’s also possible to create a unified feel by repeating colors throughout each gift.

In the Christmas gift wrap collection I created above, I used only a few materials for each gift — builder’s paper, silver contact paper, jute twine and mason twine — but I accented many of these gifts with some extras.

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In the Wild: Christmas Decorating with The Home Depot

Posted by: on December 1st, 2012 | Make A Comment

Martha Stewart Living ornaments from The Home Depot as seen on an Instrgram photo

 

For many, Christmas decorating is the best part of the holiday season. Whether you gravitate toward the traditional red and green color palette or a more colorful free-for-all, we love to help you decorate your home for this festive time of year.

Some of the best décor and DIY bloggers on the web took part in our Holiday Style Challenge series, decorating their homes using Home Depot Christmas decorations. The Christmas decorating ideas they came up with are truly inspired. Now we have some behind-the-scenes pics they took and posted to Instagram and other social photo sharing sites. It’s the Christmas Decorating installment of our In the Wild series of photos showing The Home Depot experience through social media.

Above: By 7thhouseblog on Instagram (showing Martha Stewart Living Christmas ornaments)

 

A Martha Stewart pre-lit Christmas tree, as seen on Instgram

 

Above: By moderneve on Instagram (showing a Martha Stewart pre-lit Christmas tree)

See how Katie of Modern Eve decorated her Christmas dining room in the Holiday Style Challenge.

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DIY Décor: 5 Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Posted by: on November 30th, 2012 | 2 Comments

DIY Decor: Add Some Extra to your Holiday Gift Wrap

 

Coming up with new Christmas wrapping ideas is one of the fun parts of the holidays. I’ve been experimenting with a gift wrapping in an understated style and palette, starting with plain brown paper packages wrapped up with string (name that musical!), and mixing in some cedar sprigs.

And then I added something extra for fun.

Here’s what I did…

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