RAIN, SNOW OR SUN will not bother this easy to make DIY Patriotic Memorial Decoration.
Display with pride, in memory of your loved one or friend; while honoring your country with red, white and blue!
This homemade Patriotic graveside decoration is so quick 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.
Also, Memorial Day is a perfect time to tell the stories of family and friends who have given their life, or served our country, so that we can enjoy 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 demonstrate.
EASY Do-It-Your-Self (DIY) Patriotic Memorial Decoration
3 rolls of tulle, each 12 yards 6″wide
10″ Styrofoam circle HERE
Embellishments if desired THIS one has carnations, daisies and roses to choose from
Wooden dowel for sticking the decoration into the ground HERE is an option
Begin with the tulle and Styrofoam circle
Cut tulle into 24″ lengths.
Fold tulle in half and place behind the styrofoam circle as shown below.
Pull the loop over the top of the styrofoam circle and pull the two ends through the loop as shown below.
Repeat all around the circle and you will use about all of the tulle on the spools.
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.
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.
Cut or break the dowel to the length desired. Push the dowel into the styrofoam circle, adjusting the tulle as needed.
This can easily be made into a wreath also by adding a ribbon, tulle or hanger.
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!
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, 2018
Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today