Sweetgum-Fruit Wreath. This is one of the easiest wreaths we've ever made. No fussing over symmetry or bending of boughs -- just some spray paint, a hot-glue gun, and floral wire. The gentle coating of white conjures the season's first snow. Read more at Marthastewart.com: Sweetgum-Fruit Wreath - Martha Stewart Crafts.
No birthday party is complete without favors, and these baseball-themed treats are sure to make guests smile. Fill cellophane bags halfway with chocolate baseballs, baseball gum balls, Tootsie rolls, baseball-bat taffy lollipops, wax soda bottles, and Smarties; then toss in a pack of baseball cards, a whistle and lanyard, and a bottle of Glovolium.
Wreath made of sweetgum fruit. Paint in shades of gold: Gold spray paint in antique gold; glitter in Florentine gold and copper from Martha Stewart Crafts. Or paint with white floral paint. http://www.marthastewart.com/908888/sweetgum-fruit-wreath?search_key=sweetgum%20fruit
The hallway table is laden with decorating tricks and Halloween treats. Bugs adorn whimsical, spray-painted pumpkins, which stand out against leaves handcrafted from green silk taffeta. Antique jars are filled with old-fashioned gum balls and stick candy, and a cake stand bears bags of jelly beans tied with silver ribbon.