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A Modern Holiday Craft Party with Martha Stewart Living!


Are you ready, folks!? From here on out it’s going to be all holiday all the time, and I’m kicking it off with an awesome holiday craft party I hosted in partnership with Martha Stewart Living! I invited a few awesome ladies to join in on getting our craft on for the holidays with. It probably comes as no surprise that I don’t do Christmas traditional, so I looked to my gumball stirrers (remember them!?) for inspiration! A little black and white stripes, the Martha Stewart Jingle Brights ornament collection and a whole lot of pops of honeycomb color. BAM! Christmas, the Studio DIY way. Read more about the party below, and find the (AMAZING!) free printable invitations, recipe + craft cards that Sarah created to help you all throw your own party too!

Modern Holiday Party Cocktails

One of the “off the tree” ornamnet projects that Martha Stewart had created was an ornament chandelier. We added our own spin by incorporating honeycombs!

Colorful Holiday Crafting Party

DIY Mix & A-Mingle Holiday Sign

Free Printable Holiday Craft Party Invitations

Mix & A-Mingle was the theme, and we all sat down on fluffy floor pillows to craft up some holiday decor. A great tip for hosting a craft party is to pre-prepare as much as possible, to make it more easy and fun for your guests. I pre-strung all the ornaments and honeycombs with fishing line so they were ready to go. (Tomorrow I’ll be talking all about the step-by-step for creating an ornament chandelier of your own!) Then, I used the supplies as a part of the table decor. BAM! Multitasking.

Holiday Ornament Craft Party

Free Printable Holiday Craft Cards

Modern Holiday Crafting Party

Holiday Crafting Party with Martha Stewart Living

How to Host a Holiday Craft Party

After all the crafting was done, we hung up everyone’s chandeliers. I loved how different they all turned out. LOOK at those colors!

DIY Honeycomb Ornament Chandeliers4

And the sweets and treats, how could I forget!? The gumball stirrers (Get the full tutorial here!) made an appearance to jazz up our drinks, and those cookies!? Well, you know I have to bring the color palette down to every last detail, so I picked up some sanding sugar and sprinkles to match! They were lemon spice cookies and super easy to make (and delicious!). Get the recipe here (but keep a watch on them depending on your oven, mine were done far in advance of the time listed there!)!

DIY Gumball Drink Stirrers

Colorful Sugar Rimmed Cookies

Psst.. print these gorgeous recipe cards at the bottom of the post!!

Free Printable Cocktail Recipe Card

DIY Honeycomb Ornament Chandelier

All Photos by Mary Costa Photography, Party Printables by Very Sarie, Party Decor & Styling by Studio DIY

To download the printable party invitation, recipe card and craft card, CLICK HERE!

Find more about the party and the recipes used on Martha Stewart!

 A huge thank you to Marissa, Callie, Sarah, Chelsea, Leah and Amanda for getting all holiday crafty with me! (Before Halloween, mind you!)

All of the product featured in this post was provided by the Martha Stewart Living team to celebrate the ‘Tis the Season of Doing holiday campaign going on now at The Home Depot.


  • Jess

    This is such a fun party idea! I love your colour scheme, it’s so happy and non- traditional, and those cookies look divine xx

  • Chelsea C.

    It’s perfect! The photos are so, so fun to look at — all of the color against the white with the stripes were fab choices. Yay!

  • Brittni

    Oh my goodness! Could this be anymore amazing? The photos are awesome and I love the combo of ornaments and honeycomb balls. Everything about this party is perfect. Wish I could have been there.

  • [email protected]

    This is so cute!! Love the colors, and those darling recipe cards. And the cookies!

  • Lisa Frank

    Super adorable and so cheery! Thanks for the free printables–they are awesome!
    Note to self: buy that black and white stripe fabric at Ikea, ASAP. 🙂

    Lisa Frank of Handcrafted Parties

  • lyndsay // coco cake land

    AHHH those jingle ball dingle ball honeycomb chandeliers are the cutest. i LOVE this whole photo series – reminds me of a 1960s record album cover! beautifully styled – love the circle motif running throughout – from the macarons to the gumball drink stirrers to the honeycombs! man, i wish i lived closer so i could come to one of your parties!! you are the MASTER, kelly! xo

  • Terrie

    What a fun party idea! I love it! Thanks for the free printables =)

  • Gilit @ Shoes Off Please

    Gorgeous as always! Please, pretty colorfully please where is that tablecloth from? I am looking for exactly that! Thank you!

  • Jess

    Um, WOW!! What a fun event, and everything looks AMAZING! I see a few familiar smiling faces, and those printables are adorable!

  • chandra | oh lovely day

    I love this entire post but what are those cookies around the macarons? They look delish and I want to eat some 🙂

  • decorpic

    These decorations may still be used in the year 2016. It was wonderful.

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