Alexandra Churchill

Alexandra is a former digital editor for MarthaStewart.com.
A handmade ornament is more than a decorative addition to your Christmas tree—it's a memory: one that is made with your kids and family, celebrating the season, and cherishing time together. Browse our best projects here including felted woodland animals, ribbons and rosettes, shooting stars, and more.
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Celebrate Hanukkah with our inspired crafts, gift wrapping ideas, favors, and decorations, including dreidels and menorahs. These ideas will help make all eight nights sparkle.
Do you know the history of the Christmas pickle? If not, don't worry—it seems as if nobody really does.
There were handmade gifts, hundreds of cookies, and a classic fruitcake recipe passed down by their German neighbors.
Let young crafters take inspiration from their natural surroundings. With a little imagination, flowers, leaves, twigs, and shells can be transformed into works of art.
Learn how to knit your own mittens, hats, scarves, and more. We'll take you through the step-by-step instructions and teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.
Learn how to carve, paint, etch, or otherwise decorate a pumpkin using our templates and tutorials for inspiration.
It began with Mischief Night and ended with meticulously homemade costumes, parades, and a bonfire after dark.
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Whether your hosting a sit-down dinner or transforming your abode into a haunted open house, these scary sights—of pumpkins, skulls, and decayed-looking flowers—will ensure that your party is a scream.
Ready to get your haunt on? You might be pleased to know that not all Halloween décor is creepy and crawly. If you're opting for a more elegant evening on October 31, these are devilishly dark accents you need to make your guests do a double-take.
Autumn has arrived. Celebrate the beginning of fall with a centerpiece—floral arrangements, candles, and more—inspired by the harvest season.
We asked the holiday experts for their perspectives on pumpkins, ghosts, and winged bat wreaths.
Delight trick-or-treaters and visitors alike with our ideas for wreaths, templates and clip-art, as well as pumpkins galore.
Welcome guests to your home this autumn with rustic gourd garlands, decorated pumpkins, and wreaths and centerpieces made from foraged materials. Our fall-focused indoor and outdoor decorating ideas are guaranteed ways to make the perfect first impression when family and friends come calling on Thanksgiving—or any day during the season.
You give flowers and bouquets to show the depth of your love, but then they wither within a week's time. With these fun and colorful projects, the blossoms—and your sweet gesture—could last a lifetime.
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Souvenirs of days gone by, these tea towels depict the country's most famous sights and pit stops from state to state.
Try your hand at embroidery, flower-pressing, or letter writing with wax seals and Dresden foil die cuts.
It isn't just zoning out—research shows that it can help you zoom in on your goals and be more creative.
For a pumpkin with panache—or a big, toothy grin—reach for the right tools and wield them wisely. You'll likely find some of these supplies in your kitchen drawer or tool kit; a trip to an art-supply, hardware, or housewares store will yield the rest.
Plus, a tailor shares tips for what to do if it needs replacing altogether.
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Cast a spell over your entire neighborhood with these outdoor Halloween decorations, which are designed for front porches, backyards, sidewalks, and driveways.
This neo-classical decorative pottery is known for its blue background and white cameo patterns.
As the oldest of silverware, here's what to know about maker's marks, its history, and its monetary value.