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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Who says Christmas trees have to be fir? Inspired by the bonsai collection at the Arnold Arboretum in his native Boston, Martha Stewart Living's Kevin Sharkey created this enchanting roost using an artificial bonsai.
Spray-painted gold and accented with glitter, it rises out of a traditional pot topped with moss and snow. Japanese-lantern ornaments provide a pleasing change of scale, but the crowning glories of this tree are the birds -- coated in glitter and grouped in flocks of like colors.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, December 2009
During a taping of "The Martha Stewart Show," makeup artist Charlie Green shows how to create a sinister skeleton look for Halloween, to be revealed at the end of the episode. Take a look.
Learn more about this episode, and get Charlie's Halloween makeup tips.
SourceThe Martha Stewart Show, October 2010
Plants that are past their prime can be stunning. Their imperfections -- the dramatic shapes, colors, and textures not found in just-bloomed plants -- are part of the appeal.
To create this arrangement, we tapped our gardens for rose hips and seed heads from coneflowers and asters. See what catches your eye in your yard.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, October 2009
In Spain, revelers mark the new year by quickly eating a dozen grapes at midnight. The fruit is said to be a predictor of the year ahead: Each sweet grape represents a good month, each sour grape a less-than-lucky one.
Adopt the tradition by threading grapes onto skewers, and serve each in a glass of Champagne just before the countdown.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, January
The vase underneath this bunch of roses, dusty miller foliage, and nerine lilies is wrapped to look like a box of chocolate.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, February 2011
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