No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Party decorations

Explore 1073 projects, 399 articles, 202 galleries, 333 videos, and more

expand

Spooky Porches: Spiders

Steps:8
Materials
  • For Giant Spider: Large plastic or paper spider (sold at party stores)
  • Black acrylic paint (tube, with brush, or spray can)
  • 2 foam-insulation balls, one slightly larger than spider head, the other slightly larger than spider body
  • Serrated knife
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Black fake fur (optional)
  • 2 red beads, for eyes
  • 3 straight pins
  • White cotton string
  • Pushpin or self-stick hanger
  • For Web: Scissors
  • Fiberglass window screening in a 100-foot roll, depending on porch size
  • Kraft paper or newspaper
  • Chalk
  • Yardstick or straightedge
  • White-paint markers
  • Pushpins or thumbtacks
expand

Outdoor Lighting: Shooting Stars

Steps:6
To create striking outdoor lighting this holiday season, string several of these shooting stars in your yard.
Materials
  • White spray paint
  • 24-inch star-shaped wire wreath form
  • 12-foot strand of rope lights
  • Small zip ties
  • Drill with 3/16-inch bit
  • 44-inch-long strip of 1-by-2-inch pine
  • Six 2-inch binder rings
  • Large, heavy-duty zip ties
  • 100-bulb strands of white wire mini lights
expand

Vellum Shields

Steps:1
Cocktails at sundown are more memorable when you supplement the waning daylight with Asian-inspired lanterns.
Materials
  • 7-day candles in glass vessels (sold at supermarkets)
  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of vellum paper in the color of your choice
  • Wooden chopsticks
expand

Colorful Egg Tree

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Easter
expand

Flag Planter

Steps:3
expand

Dreidel Gift-Card Holders

Steps:3
expand

Halloween Silk Flower Wreath

Steps:4
expand

Holiday Carnation Wreath

Steps:3
Step aside, holly and mistletoe -- or at least make room for something new. The carnation is a surprisingly elegant and easygoing choice for holiday displays. This wreath of white flowers with burgundy-tipped edges offers a warm welcome.
Materials
  • 12-inch floral-foam wreath forms with plastic backing (12-inch for wreath)
  • Floral shears or scissors
  • Conditioned carnations, about 7 dozen
  • Glass ornaments with wire
  • Nails
  • 2 yards ribbon
expand

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement