Here's an attractive way to package unusually shaped gifts, such as glassware or bottles: Put them in mailing tubes dressed up as Yule logs.
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For many, the best part about Halloween is decorating! But using nails or pieces of tape to hang decorations can cause damage to your walls. To avoid this, "The Martha Stewart Show" art director, Anduin Havens, has been using 3M Command strips and hooks to decorate our set for years. While they stick on strong, when the holiday season is over, they will come right off without leaving a mark.
For more information, visit 3m.com.
SourceThe Martha Stewart Show, October 2009
Recycle holiday cards as labels for presents.
With a pencil, kids can draw (or stencil) the recipient's initial onto a card, and cut it out. Punch a hole in the letter, and tie to gift with yarn or ribbon.
SourceMartha Stewart Kids, Special Issue 2004
Fold a piece of tissue paper in half three times, forming eight layers. Using a heart-shaped craft punch, cut out hearts. Cover the surface of an ironing board with paper towels; place a sheet of waxed paper on top. Arrange hearts on waxed paper, and cover with another sheet of waxed paper. Cover with more paper towels. Run an iron, set to medium heat, lightly over the layers to set.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, February 2008
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.
If you're looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day present, you can't go wrong with candy.
For an easy-to-make gift, simply fill a cello bag three-quarters full with layers of jelly beans and hard candy. Top it off with a heart-shaped lollipop, stuck directly into the mixture, and tie the whole package together with a beautiful ribbon.
SourceThe Martha Stewart Show, February 2011
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