Author Archives: Michelle Yastremsky

Creative Gifts for Dad: DIY Garden Markers

Looking for a creative gift for Dad that he will love showing off? Add some photo flair to his garden with your own DIY garden markers! The hardest part of this craft will be asking the kids to pose for … Continue reading

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Celebrate the USA with these 4th of July Activities for Kids

While the adults are barbecuing, keep the kids entertained with festive and fun flower-inspired 4th of July activities! Once you’re done getting crafty, brush up on your Independence Day knowledge with these fun facts. Sweeten the Day with Festive Lollipop … Continue reading

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DIY Floral Sunglasses

Any seasoned fashionista knows that the easiest way to add a festive touch to her ensemble is through accessories! Using just flower cabochons, and a hot glue gun, we’ve turned ordinary sunglasses into a stunning floral accessory perfect for spring … Continue reading

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Celebrate America’s Birthday with These 4th of July Party Ideas

Celebrate Independence Day with a bash that’ll go down in history! From invitations to decorations, check out these festive and fun 4th of July party ideas that will make your event the celebration of the season! Fourth of July Party … Continue reading

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Outside the Box Father’s Day Gifts

Throughout the years, Dad has graciously given you some of the best gifts in existence. He sacrificed early weekend mornings teaching you how to ride a bicycle. He took on the responsibility of family camera man to make sure he … Continue reading

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June is National Rose Month: Celebrate With these Rose Inspired Ideas

June is National Rose Month! Not only does this popular flower come in a variety of colors, but there are also 100 different species found all over the world! Here in the U.S, the rose is renowned for its beauty … Continue reading

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Patriotic Décor For Flag Day: DIY American Flag Vase

With Flag Day on June 14 and July 4th coming up, summer is a time to show America how much you love her! Using simply a fabric American flag, and some tape, we turned an ordinary vase into a stunning DIY … Continue reading

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Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Every Personality Type

From the early weekend mornings spent teaching us how to ride a bike to the late nights spent fixing every crack, hole, and appliance, Dad has given us hundreds of reasons why he’s the best. Surprise your one-of-a-kind Dad with … Continue reading

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DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make a Photo Plant

Add some photo flair to Dad’s work desk or home office with a creative DIY Father’s Day photo plant! We used the ready-made Cactus Dish Garden from 1800Flowers.com, but you may choose to build your own dish garden or terrarium you want to … Continue reading

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June Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

To many, the start of June signifies the start of summer; the return of a much longed-for friend, stopping by to bring the gift of energy, laughter, and happiness. Those born in this sunny month reflect their June birth month … Continue reading

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DIY Father’s Day Card for Kids

Show Dad just how much you love him with this creative 3D DIY Father’s Day card! Using just paper, glue, and markers, this kid-friendly craft is easy to make and is sure to put a smile on Dad’s face. Pair … Continue reading

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Creative Prom Corsage Ideas and Trends

A true fashionista knows that’s it’s the smallest of details that can have the biggest impact; This is especially true for prom when all of the belles of the ball are competing for best dressed! Here are some of awesome … Continue reading

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How to Decorate a Graduation Cap with a DIY Flower Crown

From music festivals to spring picnics, floral crowns are one of the hottest trends this year. Now, you can take this popular hair accessory and incorporate it into your graduation attire with a few simple steps! We found that using … Continue reading

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How to Decorate a Graduation Cap with Flowers

It’s your special day, so stand out from the crowd by adding your own personal flair to your grad cap! Here is an easy yet stunning graduation cap decoration idea using simply artificial flowers and hot glue. Choose flower varieties … Continue reading

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How to Make a Graduation Cap Centerpiece with Flowers

 Take your graduation celebration to the next level with a unique centerpiece using simply a vase, flowers, and an old graduation cap! If you don’t have access to an old cap, pick one up at your local party or costume … Continue reading

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1-800-Flowers.com Helps Pay Tribute to Fallen Heroes at the USS Intrepid’s 2014 Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day is Monday, May 26, 2014 and is a day to remember America’s bravest who protect the United States of America. Every year on the final Monday in May, men, women, and children gather to commemorate and salute the … Continue reading

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1800Flowers.com Employees Share Why #MyMom is Amazing

She always picks up when we call, she always knows the right thing to say, she’s our best friend and our confidante. There are so many reasons to celebrate the woman who does it all, so this Mother’s Day, 1800Flowers.com … Continue reading

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Amazing Animal Moms That We’re Wild About

Amazing Animal Moms That We’re Wild About From cleaning tips to emotional support, Mom is the go-to gal for all of life’s odds and ends. While all Moms are unique and have their own specializations and routines, they follow us … Continue reading

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DIY Wooden Coasters for Mother’s Day

Immortalize Mom’s most treasured people and memories by turning her favorite photographs into beautiful DIY wooden coasters for Mother’s Day! Made out of natural wood slices, these easy-to-make beauties will really touch Mom’s heart and become a staple in her … Continue reading

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1-800-Flowers.com Rings in Mother’s Day 2014 at the NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony

NEW YORK, NY – On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Jim McCann, spread the Mother’s Day cheer as he rang the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in the heart of Times Square in honor of … Continue reading

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Meet the Moms in the Employee Spotlight’s Mother’s Day Edition

This May, meet some of the Moms and their children from the 1800Flowers.com family in the Employee Spotlight: Mother’s Day edition! Read on as these one-of-a-kind Moms share their favorite Mother’s Day Flowers as well as their most precious parts … Continue reading

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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts: Sunflower Wheel of Appreciation

Nothing short of being a superhero, Mom does it all. She cooks, cleans, consoles, and even coaches us through life’s toughest moments. This May 11, pair those Mother’s Day flowers with a creative DIY gift that shows Mom just how … Continue reading

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Just Because Messages for Every Relationship

There doesn’t have to be a reason to send a smile! Whether you want to show your appreciation for someone important in your life or to simply spread joy with a thoughtful gift or sentiment, sending a Just Because card … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids: DIY Photo Vase

This year, take your Mother’s Day flowers to the next level with a creative and personalized vase! The beauty of this DIY photo vase is in the tiny details that reflect the child’s personality, making it the perfect Mother’s Day … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids: DIY Photo Flowers

Move over macaroni frames, there’s a new DIY Mother’s Day gift in town, and it’s not only fun to make, but easy too! Using our photo flower stencil template, some scrapbooking paper, scissors, and a bit of glue, we created … Continue reading

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1800Flowers.com Celebrates Take Your Child to Work Day 2014!

CARLE PLACE, NY – On Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1800Flowers.com celebrated Take Your Child to Work Day by inviting a group of 30 enthusiastic sons and daughters of our talented staff! With a busy schedule ahead of them, the kids … Continue reading

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How to Show Appreciation to Employees

With Administrative Professionals’ Week starting April 21st and Administrative Professional’s Day on April 23rd, it’s time to show your gratitude to your employee support system that helps you make it through the year! Sometimes we get SO busy at work … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom

Mom cooks for us, cleans for us, and when we’re finally out of the house, calls us every day to make sure we’re taken care of. But when’s the last time someone took care of Mom? This year, in addition … Continue reading

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How to Celebrate Mom Long Distance

Although Mom would love it if her children lived next door, sometimes the family disperses throughout the world, meeting only for holidays and special occasions. Even if you’re not physically close, you can still plan a thoughtful celebration for Mom … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gift Trends: What to Buy For Your Mom This Year

This Mother’s Day, go beyond the traditional bouquet of roses and wow Mom with an arrangement inspired by this year’s hottest flowers and trends. Whether your Mom spends her day in the garden or dedicates her time to making sure … Continue reading

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May Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

May Birthday Fun Facts Named after Greek Goddess Maia, who is commonly recognized as a symbol of fertility, May is a month of life and awakening. Like the month itself, those born in May are a vivacious bunch, inspiring those … Continue reading

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Cut Tulip Care and Handling Tips

Get the most out of your cut tulips with these tulip care and handling tips! When to Buy Tulips Buy full bloom tulips ONLY if you’re planning to use them immediately; otherwise, buy or cut your own tulips when they … Continue reading

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The History of Flower Power

“Flower Power” was a popular term used in the 1960s and 1970s, a time of change throughout the United States. From protests against the war to protests demanding equal rights for every citizen, the 1960s were a tumultuous yet interesting … Continue reading

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DIY Easter Craft Egg Bouquet

Turn brightly colored plastic eggs into an impressive bouquet with just a few simple steps. This DIY Easter craft can be used as not only an adorable Easter decoration, but also as a creative party favor for kids! Simply fill … Continue reading

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How to Make a Floral DIY Easter Basket

Whether you are expecting long-distance guests or simply celebrating with the family, adding touches of Easter colors and symbols is a great way to revitalize your space and add a feeling of excitement to the air. A simple way to … Continue reading

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DIY Easter Candy Centerpiece

Once April hits, stores everywhere get a pastel-packed makeover, with their aisles overflowing with vibrant Easter candy and treats. This year, incorporate those festive sweets into your décor with the help of stunning seasonal flowers! We took some of our favorite Easter sweets and used … Continue reading

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Pressed Flower DIY Easter Eggs

Between munching on delicious chocolate bunnies and prepping the home for family reunions and Easter brunch, come April, decorating Easter eggs has become a yearly tradition in almost every household! From traditional dye kits to unique Easter egg decorating ideas, … Continue reading

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How to Throw a Spring Flower Party

The awe-inspiring landscape of spring is certainly a reason to celebrate! Invite friends and neighbors to bask in the beauty of this season by hosting a fresh and fun garden party. The age old saying “April showers bring May flowers” … Continue reading

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About April Fool’s Day & Friendly Prank Ideas

April 1st, more commonly known as April Fool’s Day, is the one day of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to play pranks on those around you! The origins of this holiday are not quite certain, with several different theories … Continue reading

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DIY Flower Napkin Rings

Seasoned hostesses know it’s the small details that make the biggest difference. Kick your garden party decorations up a notch with a subtle yet stunning touch with DIY napkin rings! We used fresh white daisies for this project, but you … Continue reading

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April Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

April may be known for its showers, but those born in the fourth month make up for the seasonal downpour with their radiant personalities. So when their special day surfaces, show the birthday boy or girl just how much they … Continue reading

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DIY Floral Centerpiece Using Jello

Take your spring garden party from wow to WOAH with this stunning jello flower centerpiece idea! Using just a few basic supplies, we’ve created a show-stopping decoration that is sure to get guests talking. Use jell-o in colors that will … Continue reading

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How To Make a Flower Crown

Celebrate spring by decking yourself in all things floral – from your clothing to your accessories! You can make your own flower crown with just a few simple supplies; wear them for special occasions, at music festivals, or even just … Continue reading

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Popular Spring Flowers

The first official day of spring, March 20th, is a date worth celebrating! Examine your garden closely and you’re sure to find the first signs of the season peeking through the ground, awaiting those first rays of sunshine to help … Continue reading

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Flowers That Are Naturally Green

The color green represents growth, harmony, and balance. A reoccurring hue in nature, this calming color is commonly associated with spring and growth. From the tiniest blades of grass to stunning green flowers, this versatile color has flooded the earth … Continue reading

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How to Throw a Puppy Party

National Puppy Day is March 23rd! Celebrate your favorite furry friend by inviting the (friendly) local canines over for a puppy party filled with woof-worthy treats and pooch-approved activities. Be sure you dog-proof your home before the big day – … Continue reading

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All About Lilies

Beautiful in form, lilies are one of the most popular and versatile flowers in the world. Coming in a variety of colors and known for their strong fragrance, this elegant bloom is a show-stopper on its own while also serving … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Decorations with Flowers

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, is one of the largest festivals of the year with history dating back to the 18th century. Although the largest festival takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, you can bring Mardi Gras right to your … Continue reading

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How To Make Flower Window Clings

Celebrate the season by bringing some spring inspiration into your home! These window stickers were so easy to make, and the tutorial can be utilized for any season or occasion. When creating your clings, be sure there is an even … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is the one day of year dedicated to making every woman in your life feel a little bit more appreciated and loved. Traditionally, flowers are the most popular type of gift to give during this holiday, so … Continue reading

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Celebrate Read Across America Day with DIY Floral Bookmarks

Did you know that March 3rd is National Read Across America Day?! Encouraging children to start reading at an early age is a great way to get them started on the road to success! Reading not only helps develop comprehension … Continue reading

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History of the Shamrock

It seems every year around March 17, the world gets a bit greener and Irish pride is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Whether you are celebrating tradition or simply celebrating for the fun of it, there’s one symbol that’s … Continue reading

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March Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

Just as the last icicles of winter are melting away, the month of March comes into play, tearing down the last of remnants of the winter season and replacing it with the seedlings of spring. The beauty of this landscape … Continue reading

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Meaning Of Valentine’s Day Symbols

Hearts and candies and flowers, oh my! During the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, red and pink hearts seem to flood the streets and the sweet song of love and romance buzzes through the air. Although by now celebrating … Continue reading

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DIY Winter Flower Craft Centerpieces Using Saran Wrap

Use the beautiful winter chill as an inspiration and bring it into your home as décor with a few simple steps! Using just flowers, water, and plastic wrap, you too can create a stunningly icy centerpiece and accent. Use this … Continue reading

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#How2Wow & Impress Your Valentine

Traditional Valentine’s Day roses and chocolates always make the perfect traditional gift, but this V-Day, how about thinking outside of the box to sweep your sweetie off her (or his) feet!? With a little extra thought you can make this … Continue reading

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How To Reuse Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day may be over, but you’re still left smiling over that stunning arrangement of flowers gifted to you by your special someone. Even though the flowers are slowly beginning to wilt, you can still continue to enjoy this thoughtful … Continue reading

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How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Long Distance Sweetie

Its’s no secret that long distance relationships are rough – from the lack of physical contact to the differences in time zones, and maintaining that spark you once had in the beginning now takes patience and hard work. Once Valentine’s … Continue reading

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February Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

February may be associated with Valentine’s Day, but those born in the second month of the year know it’s not all about candy hearts and roses! The name “February” originates from the latin word “februum”, meaning purification; a perfect description … Continue reading

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DIY Valentine’s Day Card Using Pressed Roses

A stunning bouquet of a dozen fresh roses may be the way to your sweetie’s heart on Valentine’s Day, but the card is your chance to convey the messages that flowers may not. This year, combine the beauty of nature’s … Continue reading

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How to Make Paper Lilies and Love Notes

February 14 may be the official day of love and romance, but why wait until then to celebrate your sweetie?! Start the Valentine’s Day festivities early with 14 days of love notes – one note a day starting February 1st … Continue reading

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How to Make a Bacon Rose Bouquet

Once 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 … Continue reading

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How To Make Pressed Flowers

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 … Continue reading

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What To Get Him For Valentine’s Day?

Whether 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 … Continue reading

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Creative Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas

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 … Continue reading

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January Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

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 … Continue reading

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