This inventive colorblock and nutcracker Christmas decor was styled by Courtney Hamby of The Hamby Home. It’s her contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog.
We sent Courtney a new Christmas tree and some other holiday decorations, and challenged her to use her design talents to create a unique Christmas look.
The colorblock look of the Christmas tree is truly inspired, and we love the way incorporated the nutcracker theme throughout the holiday decor.
A Colorblock Nutcracker Christmas
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday and I was excited to have an excuse to decorate early… like before Halloween early! When these Home Depot boxes showed up, I couldn’t wait to get them open and see what I was challenged with! I’m not sure if they stalked my living room, but the colors they sent are the exact same colors we have in our living room rug!
I started with checking out the 7.5ft pre-lit LED smart tree, and I have to say this tree is impressive and is definitely the smartest tree I’ve ever seen!
I kept looking for the plugs to connect the three pieces but there aren’t any. It is all done when each piece is clicked into the base…MIND BLOWN!
It also comes with a remote control that changes the color of the lights and the light function, which is just so fun and and user-friendly!
Since I had so many different colors I decided to separate out my two large packs of ornaments by color before starting. Then I just started hanging the ornaments in diagonal color blocks starting with the red to match the topper. For the topper, I used three red poinsettia picks and secured a nutcracker in front of them using some wire.
I really love the Christmas tree box trend and decided to make my own to compliment the colorful and nutcracker theme.
I took the shipping box that my items came in, cut it down to the right size and hot glued strips of the Martha Stewart Christmas Ribbon to cover the entire box.
I picked up several packs of beaded garland from The Home Depot and used one strand to accent my tree box. I used two other nutcrackers they sent me sitting at the front corners. This was such an easy and affordable DIY project and I just love having a unique and custom base for the tree.
When I saw this pack of small nutcracker ornaments in the store, I knew they would be great to use with the items I had already received.
They were perfect to using hanging on a strand of beaded garland on my wooden ladder. They are also great to use to accent on those cutely wrapped gifts.
With a piece of wood, some nails and beaded garland, you can create a simple DIY tree art piece by just weaving the garland back and forth around some strategically placed nails.
This project took less than ten minutes and was the perfect missing piece I needed to complete this tree area.
Christmas decor is not just about the tree, you want to decorate the space around it also. To accent the area around the tree, I picked up this simple wreath to spruce up the mirror and this adorable Nutcracker Pillow.
Mason thinks the camera is always for him, and I think he’s the cutest decorative accessory there is, so I never mind him hogging the camera!
Thank you for stopping by our Nutcracker Christmas decor! Merry Christmas to you and your family from The Hamby’s! And a huge thanks to
The Home Depot for inviting me to participate in this year’s Style Challenge!