I do read you every day and even make most of the things you show me how to make but I don’t write you because it is very confusing how to go about it, I went to one of your old postings to write this and I’m not sure you will ever see it. Yes, there are a lot of us who follow you faithfully but are just not writers, Be sure, however, we are great fans of yours, I can’t write you on facebook because I haven’t figured that out either. I love your ideas and I love even more that you teach me how to do things. Thank you, Nancy Shaw

Give your holiday guests a warm welcome before they even have time to step foot in your house with these creative Christmas door decorations. With these easy DIY holiday crafts, you can bring the festive cheer that's inside — Christmas trees, twinkle lights, and glitzy table settings— to your front door, steps, or porch. Take your pick: Go classic with traditional evergreen wreaths, add color with multi-hued bows, or opt for the unexpected with picture-worthy garland to dress the front of your home in its holiday best. If you really want to wow your neighbors and party guests, outline the rest of your house — door frames and windows, too — with Christmas lights. An added bonus: It'll illuminate your entryway at night.
Christmas decor gifts are a thoughtful way to share the spirit of the season with your loved ones. Give all of your family members personalized stockings to hang over the fireplace, or use them as gift packaging for friends and co-workers. Skip the gift wrap and name tags and just stuff the stockings with some of their favorite snacks, games or personal items. Did someone in your life get married, buy a home or have a baby this year? Commemorate the moment with a personalized Christmas ornament that they can enjoy year after year during the holidays. If you need a quick and easy gift for co-workers, grab a holiday-themed coffee mug and fill it with all the fixings for a cup of soup, hot chocolate, coffee or tea.
Adorned with jingle bells, red jute webbing runs down the length of the tree. Burlap poinsettias add a decorative touch, and a seven-point star hand-crafted from vintage sheet music hits an especially high note. Antique sleds are a practically sized sub-in for a one-horse open sleigh. Tip: Assign each family member a sled, and pile on gifts accordingly.
This tree celebrates the heavens with cookie decorations, baked with ready-made dough bought at your local grocery store. Plaid ribbon doubles as garland and packages are wrapped to match. Buy ready-made dough—it's sturdier than homemade. Knead in 2/3 cup flour until smooth to increase dough's density, making it suitable for ornaments. Roll dough. Cut shapes. Make holes for hanging. Chill and bake per manufacturer's instructions. Decorate to suit your style!

Inside the house, Christmas trees are key. Whether you prefer a fresh-cut tree or an easy-to-assemble artificial tree, The Home Depot is sure to have one that suits your style and fits your space. We offer a wide range of unlit and pre-lit Christmas trees, available in sizes from tabletop all the way up to two stories. Trim your tree with Christmas ornaments, lights, ribbons and tree skirts.


Christine and Gabe Bridger, who own this cozy Michigan home, used vintage sweaters to craft their own unique stockings. To make your own, begin by taking an old sweater and tracing a stocking template, then cutting and sewing it inside out. (Make sure the foldover is sewn the opposite way.) Using scraps, sew on a loop, then add a monogram using metal house letters.

No matter what your holiday decorating style is, there are plenty of ways to make your Christmas tree come to life this holiday season—and create a look your family will love. From DIY Christmas tree lights to homemade Christmas ornaments and Christmas tree toppers galore, these are the absolute best Christmas tree decorations that your home deserves. Truthfully, you don't need to go overboard to impress your guests this year. Many of the beautiful Christmas tree decorating ideas we're presenting here are inexpensive, easy to pull off, and even easy enough for your kids to help out with—and they work on both real and artificial Christmas trees.
Unless you're going for an ultra-minimalist look, your tree needs some decoration. This is a great way to give your tree some character, show off your personality and have some fun. Ball ornaments are great for adding color to the tree and establishing dominant hues. Look for ornaments with a shiny finish to reflect and amplify light, or choose a glittery finish if you want an icy glow. Blown glass ornaments shaped like birds, bows, and branches give the tree a classic aura. Consider adding ribbon or garland cascading down the side of the tree or add sprigs of holly, pinecones and flowers for a more natural look. Don't forget the tinsel if you want a tree that really sparkles in the evening light.
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