Holiday Ideas from A to Z
Snow angels make an appearance on the dessert table with a light-as-air angel food cake covered with drifts of fluffy coconut and topped with angel-shaped lollipops.
Elves at Work
All you need to make these adorable elf figurines are pinecones, pipe cleaners, and other simple supplies (no toy-making expertise necessary). Once finished, they can be used as decorations on a mantel, under a tree, or atop presents.
A Family Feast
Gather around the table for a sumptuous Christmas dinner! You'll find hearty Italian dishes like winter-herb-and-ricotta cannelloni, crab and lobster spaghetti, and much more in the December 2009 issue of Martha Stewart Living.
Giving Gifts and Handmade Cards
Use paper punches to create snowflakes, stars, icicles, and more with a quick press.
Cool as Ice
Take a cue from Mother Nature and bring a winter wonderland indoors. Icicle ornaments will give your holiday decor a glistening glow.
Making Spirits Bright
Sip the season's quintessential cocktails -- hot buttered rum, wassail, glogg, Champagne cocktails, and Christmas punch.
For your loved ones who have earned a spot on the Nice List this year, a charming gift is the perfect reward. This cute pair -- an incredibly soft penguin and polar bear -- is made by needle-felting.
Martha recalls the magic of a winter snowfall and how she savors the quiet that blankets the landscape on her farm.
Trim the Tree with Treasures from the Sea
Channeling childhood summers spent on Cape Cod, crafts director Hannah Milman created a from-the-sea tree. These shell ornaments are dusted with two shades of glitter and blended for a dazzling ombre effect.
This Asian-inspired tree, adorned with a flock of dazzling birds, is pure flight of fancy.
These delicious breads are traditionally served on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, but they make ideal centerpieces for brunches, afternoon teas, and desserts all through the holiday period.