How-To's

DIY Mom Floral Centerpiece

April 19, 2020

Whatever type of celebration you’re planning for Mother’s Day this year, this pretty MOM centerpiece will be the perfect finishing touch! And it’s so easy to make, too! (Seriously, anyone can do it.)

Mom written in flowers

I started with 7″ metal letters that I picked up at a local crafts store. Then, I cut pieces of floral foam to completely fill in the back of each letter. You will need to thoroughly soak the foam; this can be done either before or after placing the foam into the letters.Supplies to create mom centerpiece

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Zen

The Joy of Coloring

April 8, 2020

“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings, the artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”  Wassily Kandinsky

 

“I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.”  Grandma Moses

 

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”  Georgia O’Keeffe

 

Right now, we all have feelings that there are no words for.  And hours to fill throughout the day, trying not to think about what’s happening and how we feel about it!

 

So, I turned to the masters for inspiration and guidance. And I remembered the post I had done for grandparent’s day a while back, about coloring being a great activity for grandparents and grandchildren to do together.   It included printable coloring pages of two of 1-800 Flowers best-selling flower arrangements that I thought would be perfect to share with you again now.

 

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Holiday Decorations

Create Fun and Simple Easter Decorations

March 30, 2020

Easter Tree with Egg Ornaments
You can create simple Easter decorations that are simply beautiful and inexpensive by using seasonal flowers and re-purposing hard goods that you already have around your house or from other holidays.

Easter Tree

Easter Egg Tree
Making simple Easter decorations couldn’t be easier! Take out your tabletop faux “Charlie Brown” holiday tree and dress it up with Easter egg ornaments and fresh flowers. For this arrangement, I placed floral foam around the base of the tree and created a burst of spring with hydrangea and statice. I then used floral adhesive to attach individual blooms of lavender stock to the hydrangea florets. I did the same thing with little clusters of baby’s breath. Bring a little bit of the color and texture of the fresh flowers up into the tree in the same way or attach with small pieces of craft wire. I included petite sprigs of solidaster into the tree branches for its sunshine yellow color. All of these flowers will air dry nicely, so you will be able to enjoy your Easter tree for a few weeks.

 

Spring Cornucopia

Who says a cornucopia is only an autumn decoration. I love the beautiful blue color of this vintage ceramic cornucopia. To make it a truly spectacular vision, all you need are a few stems of coordinating blue/green hydrangea. First, place a piece of wet floral foam in the cornucopia and insert the hydrangea stems into the foam. The foam will keep the hydrangea fresh for about a week – you can add water to the base and sprits the flowers with water to help them stay fresh longer. After about a week or so, let the hydrangea air dry and enjoy for a few more weeks.

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Some-Bunny Loves Carrots

March 17, 2020
Tulips and Carrots for Easter Decorations

Carrots and bunnies go together like peanut butter and chocolate, which was my inspiration for these four fantastic Easter DIYs. Whether you’re attending an Easter celebration or hosting one, these creative ways to keep all of your bunnies happy this Easter season are sure to WOW!

Bloomin’ Carrot Bouquet with Orange Tulips

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, and we are in prime tulip season! They are so easy to arrange. Just give each stem a fresh cut to the length you need for your container and remove the excess leaves. Make sure that the container is totally clean and filled with fresh, cool water before arranging your tulips.

tulips-and-carrots 
Speaking of the vessel you use to display your tulips – what bunny wouldn’t love this carrot vase! For this carrot vase I used one bag of pre-peeled mini carrots, a rubber band, and a lowball glass.
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Mug o’Blooms for St. Patrick’s Day

March 11, 2020

As almost everyone knows, a huge part of the Irish tradition is the enjoyment of delicious stouts, ales, and lagers! And this tradition will no doubt be a part of just about every St. Patrick’s Day celebration around the world. Here’s a way that you can honor this tradition and still be a designated driver!

Beer Mug Flowers

These floral Beer Mug o’Blooms are very easy to make and are a fun and unexpected way to raise a glass and wish your friends Sláinte!

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How-To's

DIY Magical Unicorn Decorations

March 1, 2020

Magical Unicorns Are Here!

Who doesn’t love a unicorn?!  Unicorns are magical and make you smile – just like flowers!  So, what in the world could be better than a unicorn made from fresh flowers?

Introducing the newest Truly Original Arrangement from 1-800 Flowers.com – Enchanting Unicorn!

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Valentine's Day

Celebrate Like A Girl

February 13, 2020

Galentine’s Day is officially Thursday, February 13th, but here in Rockaway Beach it’s pretty much a daily thing! To make this occasion special and kick it up a notch we had an early Galentine’s Brunch & Creative Workshop, at the Bungalow Bar, to eat and drink of course, but to inspire as well!

Bungalow’s GM, and my friend, Katy and I brought some of my favorite Galentine blog posts for 1-800 Flowers.com to life for 40 “ladies celebrating ladies” on a recent Sunday afternoon and it was a blast!

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Let’s Mingle!

January 7, 2020

I have been a loyal reader of Mingle Magazine for a long time.  Being a floral lifestyle blogger for 1-800 Flowers.com and a passionate party planner, it’s pages speak to my soul. I save all the past issues and look through them for inspiration. Each time I find something new that I hadn’t noticed before or I’m seeing differently based on a project that I am working on or an event I am planning.

Mingle is a publication that features creative ideas for unique gatherings from selected reader submissions.  Well, I submitted photos and ideas from my daughter Casey’s wedding and guess what – my story was accepted!  It’s is in the 2020 winter issue, available now on the Mingle website and select retailers..

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