Use our red, white, and blue designs to cover empty tin cans, then fill them with flowers (we chose sweet pea and veronica), utensils, breadsticks, and more.
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Give everything needed for great hot chocolate, served in a bowl big enough to satisfy any chocolate fanatic.
To make this gift, fill an antique bowl with Mexican chocolate, cinnamon sticks, a vanilla bean, and miniature marshmallows. Wrap with a bow, and include your favorite recipe for hot chocolate.
Ceramic bowls or mugs
Ibarra sweet Mexican chocolate (or other high-quality chocolate)
SourceMartha Stewart Living
Up the elegance of this year's evergreen with beautiful celestial symbols. Delicate silvery angels flit among hand-tied ribbon stars. A scalloped felt tree skirt conceals the stand.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, December 2009
A gaggle of helium-filled jack-o'-lantern balloons hovers near the refreshment table. The simple features are drawn onto the inflated balloons with permanent marker. Choose an assortment of geometric shapes that are easy to create freehand.
Transform milk into an unpourable mass.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, April 2009
Sometimes it's what you don't see that really counts. Suspend your holiday wreath from the top of the door frame and avoid making unsightly holes. Cut a 3-inch-wide satin or grosgrain ribbon long enough, when doubled, to hang wreath at the desired height. Loop ribbon around back of wreath form. Join ends, and fold them over 1/2 inch. Secure to top of door with thumbtacks.
This technique is great for mirrors, too: Hang a wreath in front of the glass, and tack the hanger behind the frame.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, December 2010
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