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Congratulations to Christina F. on her Pottery Barn win!

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all had a magnificent Thanksgiving holiday last week (and that this workweek has treated you well). And here we are — December 6th — just look at us — in a little over two weeks we’ll be celebrating Christmas! Buckle up, this month is going to speed by.

Here on the Home for the Holidays front, the team at Design Happens and Made + Remade focused their attention this week on everything from holiday fashions (you gotta look good at your party!) to easy DIY holiday decor (super easy stuff, I promise!).

Home for the Holidays Recap

From recipes to holiday fashions, Design Happens has it all.

This week’s topics included:
Gingersnap Cookies With Pumpkin Pie Dip
Budget-Chic Party Fashion
How to Make a Light-Up Holiday Star
How to Make an Antiqued Mirror Tray
Easy Ombre Glitter Nails
How to Make Sparkly Swizzle Sticks
How to Make a Magnolia Garland

Now to our giveaway! To help make your home even more festive, we’re calling on Pottery Barn. From their holiday collection, we’re giving away 1 medium-sized Mercury Glass Tree (see below). They are currently sold out, but we have one just for you! Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win. This giveaway’s question: In one sentence, tell me — how do you decorate your Christmas tree?

Mercury Glass Christmas Tree

Silver Mercury Glass Trees From Pottery Barn

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on December 6, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on December 9, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of the prize: $39.50. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932

74 Responses

  1. KD says:

    We've been spray painting, my 'color' is teal for this season and if it's not tied down (some that have been) it's probably been spray painted.

  2. Soto says:

    Eclectic way. Vintage – Modern – Rustic look. There are ornaments from my childhood, my parents childhood and brand new ornaments chosen by my son.
    In that way we have OOAK family Christmas tree.

  3. Lori says:

    Our tree is a mix of old and new — ornaments from my husband's childhood as well as annual ornaments that we've been collecting since we started dating.

  4. Lori says:

    We decorate the tree at my parents' house (where I spend Christmas) with ornaments collected over multiple lifetimes, including a Santa my grandfather made when my dad was just a kid.

  5. Judy says:

    The grandkids decorate my tree using handmade and family collectable ornaments, gathered through the years.

  6. Debbie says:

    With the same ornaments since 1985.

  7. Rachel says:

    When we got married, we bought "matchy" ornaments, thinking a catalog tree would be best, but now I'm looking forward to the day when our tree will be covered with handcrafted ornaments made by us and our children.

  8. lindseykovener says:

    We add white lights, red, green, and gold ornaments, a few pinecones, and a burlap tree skirt.

  9. Val says:

    With ornaments made by my children when they were children…they are adults now…some with children of their own….wonderful memories!

  10. Susan says:

    Mostly ornaments made by our kids through the years, and many ornaments that my sister made for us after we lost everything in a hurricane, but this year I will have to pick through and only hang the non-breakable ones because we have two new kittens ;)

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Grant DudleyGrant is the editor-in-chief of Design Happens and digital programming manager of HGTV.com. Despite growing up begging his mom not to ever drag him to another antique store, today his...

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