THANKSGIVING IS OVER – TIME TO GET OUT THE CHRISTMAS DÉCOR! HOW TO BE THE ENVY OF THE NEIGHBORS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
All about the [unique uses of] lights – When decorating the exterior of the home think about more than just the traditional lights hanging from the roof and décor in the windows. One great way to add a unique touch is by creating a pathway leading up to the front door.
AppLights LED Candy Cane Pathway Stakes (set of 5) – You can control these lights directly from your phone and the candy canes are a nostalgic nod to the holidays. Don’t be afraid to think BIG – There are also great yard décor pieces to help your home stand out:
Home Accents Holiday 7 ft. Pre-Lit Lantern Post Artificial Tree with Berry, Pinecone and Twig – the pre-potted lantern posts are a great addition to the front yard décor standing 7ft tall and adding natural, yet elegant style.
Home Accents Holiday 9.5 in. Tinsel Gift Box Set – For a more ‘glittery’ option – the tinsel on this box set will look great in the daylight and at night! Front door as the focal point – All that décor leads up to the focal point of the home – the front door.
Use Home Accents Holiday 32 in. Pre-Lit Valenzia Artificial Christmas Wreath With Red and Gold Ribbon, 50 Battery-Operated Warm White LED, which has been very popular this year with the gold accents to brighten the front door for guests.
If you like a specific wreath – you can shop the full collection of garland, centerpieces, swag, and more on TheHomeDepot.com – items like the matching Home Accents Holiday 6 ft. LED Pre-Lit Valenzia Artificial Garland with Red and Gold Ribbon, 50 Battery-Operated Warm White Lights make decoration easy and seamless.
All about the [unique uses of] lights – Holiday lights continue to get bigger and better AND smarter every year.
LightShow LED Projection Countdown to Christmas – start the count down to Christmas with this fun projector. This is a great one for the kids to get excited for the festivities.
FX Projector Animated Window Display Kit – this is cool! You set up this simple kit up inside the home to display fun animations on your windows for all to enjoy.
Don’t be afraid to think BIG – if you are looking for something unique there are a ton of new options out there to help you celebrate the season. From items for the animal lover to novelty items – there is something for everyone.
• LightShow 8-Light White Shooting Star Varied Size Icicle Light Set – a smart take on
the traditional icicles – these lights are sure to impress.
* lighted inflatable archway candy cane around a two door garage for the ultimate candy cane décor.
• Twinkling Tinsel Ballerina – a staple piece for all Nutcracker lovers.
• Inflatable Holiday Dragon – a fun and animated dragon will add an unexpected element and of joy to your yard.
• Igloo with Fishing Penguins – animal-lovers will love!
• Pink Pig in Santa Coat and Hat – animal-lovers will love!
• 6ft. Pre-Lit LED Deciduous Tree Sculpture – A piece that will look natural during the day and brighten the yard at night with twinkling lights.
DON’T BE A GRISWOLD! TIPS FOR SAFELY DECORATING THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSE LIKE A PRO
Conveniently decorate your home and trim your tree this holiday season while keeping your home and yourself safe.
Fire and electrical hazards are more common during the holiday season with trees, cooking and electrical decorations. The Home Depot allows you to enjoy the season by preventing the home against holiday hazards ahead of time.
Safe Securement: Make sure your decorations stay in place throughout the season. Command Hooks maintain a strong hold without holes, sticky residue or stains. Fasten your decorations with flair with the VELCRO Holiday Tape, which serves dual purpose both as decorative ribbon for your projects and as a reusable fastener.
Holiday decorations do’s and don’ts:
Learn how to keep lights cool, dry and twinkling.
Prevent overpowering: When hanging lights outside of the home or stringing lights on the tree, it’s easy to overload the circuit by connecting too many light strands together. Instead, use a power strip with an extension cord. Inspect and monitor your outlets often to avoid problems like overheating, loose connections and corrosion.
o There is a limit to how many strands of lights you can link together end to end. The best way to figure out the limit is to add the listed string wattages together. The recommended maximum is about 210 watts. For example, the EcoSmart Warm White LED Light Set has 9 watts, so you could connect up to 23 strings. Try not to exceed this in a single circuit, because it may lead to overloading and heating.
Plastic v. Metal: Only use plastic or plastic-coated fasteners and clips to hang holiday lights. Metallic fasteners, nails and staples can conduct electricity.
Power Down: Always unplug lights before leaving the house and before going to sleep. Use a 24-Hour Plug-In Basic Timer to automatically turn lights on or off.
Aiming High: Stay safe while hanging your decorations from the highest branch, tallest perch or roofline. o The Gorilla Ladders 5.5 ft. Aluminum Hybrid Ladder is perfect for indoor and outdoor projects and has 3 times the step depth of traditional ladders, providing a safe, secure and comfortable place for you to stand while you trim your tree.
o Safely and easily swap out even the highest light bulbs with the Bayco 11 ft. Pole Light Bulb Changer Kit.