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 around them to follow their dreams and live life to the fullest.
Here are some fun facts and gift ideas for May to help give you some inspiration for sending the perfect present for your special someone. Pair your gift with a special surprise by sending a cheerful sentiment straight to their inbox with a free e-card from Celebrations.com! Here are some of our favorite birthday cards for a May birthday:
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 are showing just a little bit of color. This will give your flowers more longevity. Continue reading
“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 time in American history for social change. Some protestors during this era were dubbed as “hippies” short for the term “hipsters.”
Coined in 1965 by acclaimed poet and voice of his generation Allen Ginsberg, “flower power” was used to inspire a movement in which anti-war demonstrators focused on positive values such as peace and love to instead of brute force and rebellion in order to “fight” for freedom. The concept first came to being while Ginsberg helped organize a protest against the Vietnam War in Berkeley, California. In his essay “Demonstration or Spectacle as Example, As Communication,” he describes a tactic using peace as a “weapon.” He suggests “masses of flowers – a visual spectacle – especially concentrated on the front lines.” He continued, “…marchers should bring harmonicas, flutes, recorders, guitars, banjos, and violins.” He went on to invite all previously persecuted groups to join the revolution, turning the phrase into a movement of peace, hope, unity, and above all – imagination.
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 the plastic eggs with festive treats for a deliciously sweet surprise.
Get the kids in on the Easter craft fun by having them decorate the plastic eggs with festive stickers! Alternatively, they can use permanent markers to decorate these beauties with fancy designs or by simply writing their names.
Supplies for DIY Easter Craft: Easy Egg Bouquet:
- Plastic, resealable eggs in a variety of colors
- Glue dots® or similar adhesive
- Easter candy for filling
- Leaves – artificial or cut out of colored paper
- Wooden skewers
- Floral Tape
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 add an instant Easter touch is by adding subtle yet festive accent and centerpieces throughout high traffic areas such as hallways, living rooms, and kitchens.
Using artificial flowers and a bit of glue, we created a stunning and sweet DIY Easter basket that can be filled with candies, chocolates, or even decorative Easter eggs.
Supplies for Floral DIY Easter Basket:
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 them to create wow-worthy Easter centerpieces in under 5 minutes! Add some dimension to your décor by grabbing glass jars and bottles of varying shapes and sizes and filling them with colored candy and a flower or two. Bundle in groups or spread throughout the room for a sweet yet subtle festive touch.
If you’re looking for Easter ideas that you can do as a family, look no further! This easy DIY Easter centerpiece idea is so easy to recreate, the most difficult part will be keeping the kids from eating the ingredients.
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, there are so many fun ways to get creative with this family-friendly activity. Using inspiration from the beautiful spring foliage, we’ve come up with this simple yet stunning Easter egg decorating idea: pressed flower Easter eggs! Once your flowers are pressed, it’s just a few easy steps to turn that rounded white canvas into a floral work of art! Continue reading
Welcome Easter with Unique Easter Decorations
Easter is Sunday, April 20th! Make it a truly original celebration with this fun DIY Easter floral arrangement!
Materials Needed for DIY Easter Floral Arrangement
*Egg carton (Colorful plastic or styrofoam is preferable)
*6 plastic eggs
*Easter flowers from your local florist. We recommend:
-2 stems of pink miniature carnations
-2 stems of lavender daisy pompoms
-A bushy piece of heather
*Floral foam cut to the size of 6 holes of the egg carton
Six Easy Steps on How to Create Your DIY Easter Flower Arrangement
1. Cut your floral foam to a little less than the size of six egg holes (half of the egg carton).
2. Nest your floral foam into half of the egg carton.
3. Lightly cover the floral foam with greens.
4. Start adding your florals (carnations or daisy pompoms) to the cut floral foam. The design should be a triangle within a triangle.
5. Finish off with the heather, small buds of the flowers and floral greens for dimension to make the arrangement fuller.
6. Place the 6 plastic eggs in the remaining 6 holes of the egg carton for the finishing Easter touch!
If you liked this article, you may also be interested in some of our other Petal Talk articles from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Expert Jerry Rosalia:
* How to Make A DIY St. Patrick’s Day Floral Arrangement
* Winter Plant Care Tips: How to Care for Plants in the Cold Weather
* Keeping It Green: How To Keep Plants Alive
* How To Repot A Plant
* How To Arrange Flowers With A Gridded Vase
* Rose Care: How to Save Roses with “Bent Necks”
* Learn more about Jerry Rosalia and his 58+ years of experience in the flower and plant industry!
Create a Mother’s Day Gift Using Flowers & A Reusable Watering Can!
Mother’s Day 2013 is Sunday, May 12!
Buying Mother’s Day flowers is always a winning gift, but if you’re interested in attempting to make a flower arrangement for mom, you’re in luck because I’m going to show you how!
With just a watering can and some of mom’s favorite flowers, you can make an easy, unique and beautiful Mother’s Day floral arrangement that any mother will love!