Flower pinwheels inspire love at first sight -- and at first bite, once guests devour these tiny gold luster-dusted, espresso-flavored cupcakes. Punch used: No. 5 (see our Tool Kit). "Crown" baking cups, 49 cents each, Plastic Container City, plasticcontainer city.com. Beaded stirs in white, $10 for 100, Pick On Us, pickonus.com.
Creating these tea tags en masse may feel daunting at first, but each one takes just moments to make. Like fall foliage, the tags need only to complement each other, not to match completely. To get the look, work with richly textured papers in shimmering metallic hues. Punches used: Nos. 8, 10, 16. PLACE MAT Artwork is often matted, so why shouldn't your tablescape follow suit? Lock in a finished look by embellishing a place mat-size piece of vellum with a border punch. Repeat with a second piece that's two inches smaller than the first, and stack it on top so the edges of the first piece peek out like trim. Punches used: No. 11; Double Loop Edge punch, $16, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from Michaels, michaels.com.