Holiday Planning & Ideas
From Halloween costume ideas to Christmas crafts and everything in between, Martha Stewart’s ideas will have you at your finest this holiday. Find holiday crafts, gift ideas and ideas for seasonal decorating by Martha Stewart, right here.
It's Halloween 2017! Try Our Newest Crafts, Costumes, and Pumpkins
Our editors are sharing their most spooktacular ideas yet.Article
Print, Cut, and Hang! 2 Printable Halloween Paper Mobiles
Maybe you can't have a real owl or black widow drop in to sit for a spell, but you can craft dangling mobile versions. To make, follow our templates to cut the paper, then assemble them with string so the wings, eyes, legs, and abdo men flutter and spin as they dangle from the ceiling.Article
What's That Lurking in the Window? A Printable Bat Shade for Halloween
Our easy paper window shades will have passersby looking twice — what's that waiting in the wings?!Article
Ooh Spooky! This Creepy-Crawly Wreath is Writhing With Bugs
This wreath is equal parts gorgeous and grotesque, courtesy of its lush moss and the juicy centipedes (spray-painted black), worms, and snakes we wove in. After All Souls' Day, pluck off the slithering trimmings and repurpose the green base for Thanksgiving.Article
Turn On the Lights and This Pumpkin Gives Off a Magical Glow
Like most moths, this carved beauty here is drawn to the light.Article
This Starry-Night Pumpkin is Pure Magic
If you want a stellar display, this one's got astronomical potential.Article
A Foreboding Shadow is Painted on These Halloween Pumpkins
Our foreboding tree "shadow" casts a pall over this foyer bench, and would look just as bewitching stacked on your porch steps.Article
Blast Off Into Space With These "Moon Rock" Pumpkins
This lunar look has a sweet secret: To decorate these white Baby Boo gourds, all you need is rock candy, sugar crystals, and clear caulk — no carving knife (or spaceship) required.Article
Bewitching! These Pumpkins Make a Perfect Fall Décor Idea
Make a big bang with a tumble of pumpkins studded like the starry bands of the Milky Way. For a magical display, these pumpkins were stacked haphazardly atop one another and filled the fireplace to the brim — and, that way, their speckled designs flow freely from one to the next.Post
Pie is the Essential Thanksgiving Dessert, But Why?
You can have pumpkin, apple, pecan, or sweet potato, but you must have pie.Post
Ready to Get Wild? 4 Animal Masks That Make an Instant Halloween Costume
The long-eared rabbit might be our favorite.Article
The Genius Part of This Raccoon Costume is the Mini Trash Bag
Faux-fur glued onto a gray sweatshirt creates this little sneak's fuzzy ears, belly, and cuffs; another piece rolled up and pinned to his pants makes a fluffy raccoon tail. Stick felt onto gloves for sharp nails. And here's the genius part: The mini trash bag he's rifling through doubles as a candy sack.Article
Your Kids Will be Blown Away by This Costume Idea
This twister's sister is breezy thanks to wire gaffers'-taped into her skirt and tucked into her shoelaces, plus an inside-out umbrella. Gel ensures her bad hair day lasts all night.Recipe
This is Pure Genius: We Turned a Tomato Cage Into This Tornado Costume
A tomato cage and tulle are the only elements you need for a tornado costume that will blow everyone away. Fabric leaves, model fences, and toy cows get swept up in the fun.Article
Pepé Le Cute! This Comfy Costume is Made From a Hoodie and Pants
This funky skunk is super simple: A hoodie, faux fur, a fluffy white feather boa, and a little armature wire add up to the sweetest little stinker in town.Article
Make This Cute "Shrinking Violet" Costume — No Sewing Required!
If you can cut and glue felt, you can make this adorable flower. The top four petals attach to a headband, the bottom two to a ribbon that ties under your sweet blossom's chin. Bonus: The "leaves" are safety-pinned to the dress (translation: removable), so it can be worn again. Synergy alert: This pretty posy's name just happens to be Violet.Post
Summer’s Not Over Yet! Throw One More Backyard Party
Here's our editor in chief’s inspired menu and entertaining tips.Article
This Oozing Green Slime Comes With a Sticky Surprise Inside!
Sticky green slime is great as a party favor or an inedible candy substitute for trick-or-treaters.Article
Wear Something Spooky: This Skull Jewelry is Made From Oven-Bake Clay
Not everyone is the full-on-costume type. For a subtle and stylish nod to this month's holiday, try donning a skull necklace or bracelet. As intricate as they look, the little skulls are quite simple to make from affordable oven-bake clay.