Christmas Home Depot Demonstration Shopping List
P. Allen Smith’s Demonstrations at Home Depot
Chicago (11/30) and Atlanta (12/07)
Demonstration 1: All greenery featured is from the P. Allen Smith Holiday Greenery Collection.
Tip: Score the bottom of the tree trunk before setting it up. This allows the tree to absorb more water and keep it fresh longer.
Project: Tree Hydration Solution
Mix together the following items and pour into the tree stand.
- 1 gallon water
- 2 cups light corn syrup
- 4 teaspoons chlorine bleach
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar (optional)
Lemon Juice or Vinegar
Demonstration 2: Allen uses the wreath from the Classic Collection to create a table centerpiece.
Tip: Burn the tips of the poinsettias stems as you cut them to incorporate them into a wreath. This preserves them better. Also, keep centerpieces low so guests can chat easily across the table.
(9) 6-inch tall white candles from the seasonal department SKU# 884854
48’ of Gold Bead Garland
12 Piece Gold Bell Ornaments SKU#3846601747
Demonstration 3: Allen decorates using the mantel from the Rustic Collection.
(6) 11-inch H Bisque Battery Operated Drip Taper Candle, SKU #1000007283
Silver Tree Skirt
48’ of Silver Gold Bead Garland
Home Decorators Collection 18.5-inch H Flower Cuff Glitter Burlap Stocking
Home Decorators Collection 8-inch H Champagne Pointed Star Stocking Holder
Demonstration 3: Allen uses a snowflake from his Chocolate and Spice Collection to decorate a window.
(2)Strands of 20 LED Battery Operated Lights
Staples to attach lights securely.
Wire to hang the wreath on the hangers.
Demonstration 4: Allen decorates the front door using a wreath from the Classic Collection.
Tip: Once greenery is cut it will begin to dry out. To make the freshness last longer, re-cut the stems and soak the greenery in water overnight or spray the greenery with an anti-transpirant.
(6) Strands of 20 LED Battery Operated Lights
8 feet of Sisal Rope
12 Piece Gold Bell Ornaments
(6) Red Apples (6) Green Apples
(30) Pipe Cleaners
(30) Cinnamon Sticks
Demonstration 5: Allen decorates the front door and a table using a garland from the Classic Collection.
Tip: The smaller the apples the better. Mix red and green apples and place in clusters along the garland for a visually interesting tablescape.
62 Feet of Garland
(25) Green Apples
(25) Red Apples (50)Cinnamon Sticks
(1) Package of Floral Wire with Sticks
(30) Pipe Cleaners 20 Feet of Sisal Rope
Demonstration 6: Allen decorates a spiral evergreen in a pot using a wreath from the Rustic Collection.
48 Piece Gold Pinecone
Floral wire to attach pinecones.
Miscellaneous items needed:
Zip Ties (dark color)