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January 2014

DIY Flower Crafts

How to Make a Bacon Rose Bouquet

January 30, 2014

diy-bacon-roses_closeupOnce February 14 comes along, you may be anxiously awaiting that stunning flower arrangement your sweetie sent you. While your man may not have the same reaction to a brilliant bouquet of long stem roses like you may, you can still wow him with a bouquet of meaty bacon!

These blooming bites were so easy to make, and can be gifted in a vase or presented as a centerpiece for your romantic dinner for two.
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DIY Flower Crafts

How To Make Pressed Flowers

January 29, 2014


Pressed flowers add a touch of elegance and beauty to any decoration or craft. From greeting cards to framed art, these dried beauties are versatile and will add a creative touch to any project. Did you know they are also so easy to make?! Rather than buying them at the local craft store, order a bouquet of your favorite fresh flowers and turn them perfectly pressed flowers with a few simple steps.

Here we have two methods for pressing flowers – the first requires using a microwave and takes about 5 minutes (from start to finish) per flower. The second requires less hassle, but calls for a wait time of about a month.

We used the first process to make these pressed roses, but you can use any flower of your choice! Lilies, daffodils, sunflowers, and daises would also be a great choice for this project (just be sure to remove the excess pollen). Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

What To Get Him For Valentine’s Day?

January 28, 2014

valentines-day-boyfriendWhether you’re planning a romantic night out or an intimate night in, surprise your man with a gift that’ll make him want to shower you with roses all year long.

Rather than spending countless hours stressing over what to get your boyfriend or husband for Valentine’s Day, get inspired from some of our favorite man-approved gift ideas – from savory snacks to manly bouquets!

Start the celebration by surprising him with a sweet card, delivered right to his email! has a collection of Valentine’s Day greeting cards which you can customize and send with one simple click. Or, if your sweetie is known for his sense of humor, send him one of our hilarious e-cards.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

DIY Valentine’s Day Décor: How to Make Tissue Paper Roses!

January 23, 2014
Bouquet of Tissue Paper Flowers

Bouquet of Tissue Paper RosesRemember when we decked the halls with tissue paper flowers? Well, now it’s time to put a fancy twist on an old favorite. The most romantic day of they year is almost here, so let’s get your house ready for Cupid’s arrival by showing you how to make tissue paper roses! They bring a beautiful handcrafted touch to your Valentine’s Day décor, and they even make a charming gift for that someone special. Here’s how to make them:

Materials for DIY Tissue Paper Roses

* Red tissue paper (one sheet makes two roses)
* Wooden skewers (one per rose)
* Clear adhesive tape
* Green adhesive tape
* Scissors
* Twine or ribbon

Valentines DIY Craft: How to Make Tissue Paper Roses

Crumpled Tissue Paper Flattened out Into a Sheet

  1. Take one sheet of red tissue paper and crumple it into a ball. Carefully open the sheet again and flatten it out, making sure not to rip it.
    Crumpled Tissue Paper Cut in Half
  2. Lay the tissue paper vertically and cut it in half, from bottom to top.
    Crumpled Tissue Paper Folded in Half Twice
  3. Fold each cut piece in half vertically twice to create a longer, skinnier rectangle.
    Pinching the Corner of the Tissue Paper to Begin Rolling
  4. Turn the rectangle so that it’s lying horizontally with the folded side at the top. Pinch one of the bottom corners and gently roll the tissue paper inward toward the opposite corner. Continue Reading…
Floral Occasions & Holidays, Wedding Flowers

Creative Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas

January 15, 2014

Unique Ways to Propose to Your Bridesmaids

Your groom may be the one waiting for you at the end of the aisle, but it’s your caring and loyal bridesmaids that are going to help get you there!

Your bridal party is essentially your life support while planning your wedding day, which let’s face it, can be stressful! They help keep you sane in between dress decisions and vendor selections, all because they love you.


So now that you’ve chosen your bridesmaids, how do you propose to them to be in your bridal party? Show your gratitude for the group of your closest pals that will be by your side when you finally say “I Do” by making your bridal party proposal fun and unique. Here are some cool and creative ways for asking your best friends to be part of your bridal party. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

January Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

January 8, 2014

January represents a new year, a fresh start, and for some – a farewell to one age and “hello” to the next. While you may still be recovering from the holiday mayhem, those special few born in the first month of the year are keeping the party going!

After the insanity of holiday gifting in December, sometimes it can be tough to think of January birthday gifts. With that said, we’re going to help you out by providing January birthday fun facts and some awesome January birthday gift ideas, so you can send a perfect personalized gift that they’ll want to show off until their next birthday!

January Birthday Fun Facts

birthstone-bottle-necklace-januaryJanuary Birthstone: Garnet

A ravishing garnet is the birthstone associated with those born in the first month of the year. Symbolizing trust and loyalty, this stone can be found in a variety of colors, most commonly red. The word “garnet” is derived from the Latin word “granatum” which translates to “pomegranate” – can you see the resemblance?! Continue Reading…

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#HOW2WOW Valentines Day 2014 Social Media Sweepstakes

January 3, 2014

Tell us #HOW2WOW you this Valentine’s Day (and maybe drop a not subtle hint!). Tweet or Instagram a product from that would WOW you, and you could receive a sweet surprise from us.

Click here to view a list of all of our lucky Twitter and Instagram winners.

2014 #HOW2WOW Sweepstakes


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Enter the 1800flowers “Twitter Party” Valentines Day Sweepstakes!

January 3, 2014

Join @1800Flowers on Twitter for the official kickoff to the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day! There will be tons of giveaways & prizes for anyone who RSVP and joins the party, plus great gift ideas.

Date: 1/29/2014
Time: 8pm ET

Use the hashtag #wowme to follow and join in on the coversation! Don’t forget to follow us at
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