DIY Memorial Grave Decoration

DIY Memorial Grave Decoration
DIY Memorial Grave Decoration

RAIN, SNOW OR SUN will not bother THIS decoration for your loved one!

This graveside decoration is so easy to make and inexpensive too.  It can be outside in the weather and used year after year; or easily converted to a wreath, as shown in my tutorial.

Add in a solar powered light to shine on it at night and you can spotlight your much-loved friend or family member for all to see. 

Memorial Day is a perfect time to tell the stories of family and friends who have given their life, or served our country for a time, so we can have the freedoms and opportunities we do.  I hope you will take a moment to explain what a difference these hero’s have made in our everyday life.  Gratitude is the greatest attribute we can demonstrateClick to the next page and I’ll help you make this patriotic decoration.

 Do-It-Your-Self  MEMORIAL GRAVE DECORATION

Supplies:

3 rolls of tulle, each 12 yards 6″wide

10″ Styrofoam circle

Embellishments if desired

Wooden dowel for sticking the decoration into the ground

 Directions:

Begin with the tulle and Styrofoam circle Cut tulle into 24″ lengths.

DIY Memorial Grave Decoration 1

Fold tulle in half and place behind the styrofoam circle as shown below.DIY Memorial Grave Decoration 2

DIY Memorial Grave Decoration 3

 Pull the loop over the top of the styrofoam circle and pull the two ends through the loop as shown below.

DIY Memorial Grave Decoration 3Repeat all around the circle and you will use about all of the tulle on the spools.DIY Memorial Grave Decoration 4

Determine the length you want the tails of the tuelle to be and measure, trimming all around. 

I held the end of the ruler at the inside of the circle and at 7″ trimmed the tulle netting to make it more even and uniform all around the outside of the decoration/wreath.

DIY Memorial Grave Decoration 5

 If desired, using glue gun attach embellishments. 

I glued the flowers right into the knot of the tulle since the hot glue would melt the styrofoam.

DIY Memorial Grave Decoration 6

 Cut or break the dowel to the length desired. Push the dowel into the styrofoam circle, adjusting the tulle as needed. 

DIY Memorial Grave Decoration 7

  This can easily be made into a wreath also by adding a ribbon, tulle or hanger.DIY Memorial Grave Decoration 8

 

If you are head­ing out to clean the markers-headstones at the ceme­tery, my very clever hus­band fig­ured out a quick and effec­tive method to cut the over­grown grass and foliage.  

He used a pizza cut­ter and it worked so slick! Bonus, the pizza cut­ter still works amazingly!Memorial Day 1

Then Stan used a kitchen dish scrub­ber with a han­dle, a bit of water and look how great this fam­ily marker looks!  

Memorial Day 2

Then Stan used a kitchen dish scrub­ber with a han­dle, a bit of water and look how great this fam­ily marker looks!   

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015, 2016

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today

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Comments

  1. This is so inexpensive and such a great easy project to do for rembrance of all passed on veterans. Will have to keep this in mind for my own grandfather that fought in WWII. Thanks Carrie and have a great weekend.

  2. Good Morning Carrie,

    Your wreath is perfect for Memorial Day Weekend, 4th July, Labor Day or even to leave at a grave site. I love that you attached it to a dowel to stand it up. Thank you for sharing this great idea. Would it be neat to see a sea of these wreaths in a cemetery.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

  3. It made me sad seeing Emily’s name on the tombstone….especially knowing she was actually a real person. This just made it even more real. Hope you have a wonderful holiday Carrie.

  4. Great reminder. My dad was a WWII veteran and a Houston Police Officer. He was buried with full military and police honors last year. It was such a meaningful ceremony for us and I was so pleased that my 7-year old grandson was able to witness that.

    • Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss of your father. What pride you must have as a family that he was a veteran of war AND a policeman! What a tremendous example for your grandson and others. Thank you from all of us, for his service and the sacrifice your family gave on his behalf.

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