macrame plant hangers

How to Make A Macramé Plant Hanger

Macramé, the art of knotting rope, is a trendy way to make your own boho-chic inspired plant hangers. It’s a trend that’s been resurrected from the 70s and it’s even better than before. If you’re a plant lover, you’ll love the way these hangers will put your plants on display both indoors and outdoors.

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Hand Lettering Basics: A Simple Tutorial

What is Hand Lettering?

Many people compare hand lettering to calligraphy. However, there are important distinctions between the two. Calligraphy is a form of handwriting where letters are formed in a deliberate and rhythmic fashion using a nib pen. Hand lettering is a form of drawing to create decorative letters.

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diy gifts for mother's day feature

Dad-Approved DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day

The kids want to make something for Mom for Mother’s Day. They want it to be a surprise, which means simplicity and ease are two essential requirements.

Dad may not want to deal with the mess of finger paint or glitter, but there are plenty of Pinterest-inspired ideas that are fun for kids, and Dad won’t even have to figure out the glue gun! Check out these DIY projects read more

A Handcrafted Christmas

As soon as Thanksgiving is over we start preparing for Christmas, and along with cookie baking, present wrapping and Christmas shopping we somehow have to squeeze in decorating. While it can be one of the best tasks for getting into the Christmas spirit, it can also be daunting trying to give your home that perfect Christmas feel. At FTD we wanted to inspire some of our favorite décor and design bloggers to add a handcrafted touch to their Christmas tree this year, using FTD flowers, and what they came up with was truly amazing:

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How to Preserve and Repurpose Flowers

Fresh flowers hold special memories. They remind you of the time you spent choosing your wedding flowers to create that perfect centerpiece. They take you back to prom when pinning on a boutonniere seemed like the most daunting task. They signify favorite holidays, exotic travel destinations, and people close to your heart. Because flowers are so sentimental, you always wish you could do something to make them last a little bit longer. Well, you can! Pressing and drying flowers is a great way to preserve them. If you’re not sure how, here’s a quick reminder on how to press and dry flowers.

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Keep Flowers Fresh Feature

Mythbusters: How to Keep Flowers Fresh Longer

Just like getting rid of the hiccups, it seems everyone has a theory about how to keep flowers fresh longer. We took the five most popular theories and put them to the test — seven days in a controlled environment, under observation. It was like the hunger games, except with flowers. read more