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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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Creating Christmas Centerpieces With Martha Stewart

Posted by: on December 6th, 2012 | Make A Comment


Just in time to help you add some sophisticated whimsy to your home holiday decorations, Martha Stewart and Hannah Milman are back with another creative craft project. Here they’ll show you how simple it is to create beautiful Christmas centerpieces to decorate your home using potted trees, festive greenery and ornaments from the Martha Stewart Living Winterberry Christmas Collection.

This little holiday project takes just minutes to complete and will keep the Christmas spirit alive well into the New Year. And for more holiday tips from Martha Stewart, here’s one on Christmas table decorating you’re sure to love.

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

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.

DIY Christmas Wreaths With Martha Stewart Arctic Ornaments

Posted by: on November 29th, 2012 | Make A Comment


Christmas wreaths are a simple yet beautiful way to spread the holiday spirit all throughout the house, indoors and out. In addition to decorating doors and windows, wreaths look wonderful over the mantel, lying on a tabletop, and we’ve even seen a few hanging from chandeliers.

In this video Martha Stewart and Hannah Millman show you how to create your own signature wreath using ornaments from Martha’s Arctic collection. The Arctic ornaments come in shades of blue and silver with shiny, matte and glitter finishes. You’ll also find snowflake, polar bear, penguin and icicle ornaments sprinkled into this wintry mix.

This is a great little holiday craft project that requires little more than Christmas wreaths, some thin-gauge hobby wire and a few of your favorite Martha Stewart Living Christmas ornaments.

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

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.

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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Martha Stewart Christmas Table Decorations Tips

Posted by: on November 8th, 2012 | One Comment


If you truly enjoy entertaining for the holidays then you won’t want to miss this. Just in time for the holidays, Martha Stewart, along with her Executive Director for Crafts and Holidays Hannah Millman, have put together a few tips for your Christmas table decorations.

You’ll see how to make your tablescapes more exciting using holiday decorations, including ornaments and garland from the Martha Stewart Living Christmas Collectibles Collection available exclusively at Home Depot. The colorful, shatterproof Christmas Collectibles come in sets of six and feature little Santas, snowmen, boots and reflector ornaments with an old-school vintage Christmas feel.

Martha and Hannah will also show you a variety of interesting ways to display ornaments and decorate your table with the help of Handitak adhesive putty.

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

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.

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.


make a christmas ornament frame

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!