Dress up children's (or fun-loving adults'!) T-shirts with cat's-eye glasses, a charm necklace, or a Peter Pan collar and placket. If ironing onto a colored shirt, print the clip art on heat-transfer paper specifically for dark fabrics.
Penuche and caramallows, nestled in a brightly colored liner, are sure to make any holiday happier. Four batches of fudge and one batch of caramallows will fill 23 boxes. Instead of making the paper divider, you can use paper cups to hold the candies.
Paper: 8 1/2-by-11-inch presentation matte (No. S041062), from epson.com
Similar glassine: German tissue paper in red (No. 737905) and Light Blue (No. 737914), from Kate's Paperie
5 1/2-by-3 1/2-by-1-inch cardboard box in cocoa (No. 53), from Liberty Display and Supply
Trick or treat? This witch appears to have both at her disposal. Ghouls in her good graces can help themselves from an urn of candies. But get a little cheeky and the treats won't be the only thing to go flying.
Inspired by vintage cards from the 1920s, holiday and crafts editorial director Marcie McGoldrick brings a fresh appeal to the color palette by playing with their proportions in a set of clip-art Mother's Day cards.
Card-weight paper, 5-by-3 1/2 inches, in Metallic Gold, by Canford, nycentralart.com
What holiday window, mantel, or table is complete without the inviting glow of candlelight? A collection of winter-themed pillar candles or softly scented votive candles is a gift that will make any host beam. And creating -- or just embellishing -- them at home saves money and allows you to customize the color, design, and scent for every person on your list.
Soy wax (#112138), Yaley Candle
Votive glasses, Ikea
Wax color chips
Essential oils (for 3 cups of wax, you'll need 40 drops), 1 oz. each
Small pipettes, (#108-2401), Majestic Mountain Sage, thesage.com
Small braided wick, (12R, #120473), Yaley Candle
Metal wick clips, (#110517), 15 mm, Yaley Candle
Small wooden skewers
Clip-art labels and partition templates
Crystal Clear Pop & Lock boxes, (PLB138), clearbags.com (optional)