December 16, 2010

Grave Wreaths

For the past 19 years, I have made the wreath for my mom's grave. I find that the prepared ones at the florists are just not nice. Tacky actually.

This year, I must make two; one for mom and one for my brother.

I purchased the wreaths for $7.99. They smell so good.I then gather various decorative items and personalize the wreaths the way I want to.

Here is Mom's.Here is my brother's that I decorated with my younger niece.I glittered seashells but ahem, the day after placing the wreath, a big rain storm came and washed away the glitter.

Does anyone know how to make glitter stay put in wet weather?

9 comments:

michelle said...

Those are beautiful and so special Carmie! It is nice that you can personalize them and give them a gift from you and your niece! I know that they love them because they came from your heart. :) Not sure how to make the glitter stay though, that stinks!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are beautiful Carmie. What a special way to honor your loved ones.

Annie Louise said...

What a sweet idea. Your wreaths are a great and beautiful way to remember your loved ones this holiday season.
Jeanette

Janet Ellis said...

How beautiful and sweet remembering of your Mom and your Brother. You're a really special lady. ~ Blessings, Janet

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You did a really nice job on these wreaths, Carmie. I'm wondering if a spray polyurethane or sealer that works for outdoor/exterior projects would protect the glitter.

Jo said...

Carmie these are really great.
You are such a thoughtful sweet person.

Jo
LazyonLoblolly

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Both of those wreaths are beautiful and what a lovely way to remember loved ones. I think a spray on sealer would probably help keep the glitter on.

Manuela

Rumtruffle said...

Just hopped by to visit and say Hi.
Your wreaths are beautiful and I think making them yourself is much nicer than buying them already nade.Hopping via Follow Friday would love for you to hop on over and visit me back. I am a new follower too.
Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a fun fuilled new year.
Helen x
www.acraftykindoftruffle.blogspot.com

Shawn Becker said...

Hi, I found you through the Friday Hop and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed looking at your creative craft ideas. I look forward to visiting often!
Shawn

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