To some of you it may sound morbid but I love making
pretty things to put on the graves of my loved ones.
Makes it feel like it's still something I can do for them.
Grandma and I headed over to the cemetery a couple
days ago to decorate Grandpa and my Mother-in-law's
graves. I've never been able to take anything to her
for Christmas before...either because there was too
much snow or just because I didn't think of it in time.
I made her a pretty little wreath with supplies I got
at the Dollar Store. In total it cost me $4.
Here's what a $4 Christmas wreath looks like:
silver poinsetta flowers-$1
silver tipped pine foliage-$1
As you can see up close....it's not necessarily
the best of quality but it's going to be outside,
in the winter cold, wind and elements so I
didn't want to spend an insane amount of $$$ on it.
I printed up a family picture of us, covered it with
a taped Ziploc baggie and stuck it in the pine cone.
I stuck it thru a wooden dowel and stuck
the dowel into the ground.
Look at those beautiful mountains in the background.
What a majestic view for a "resting place".
Grandma told me she made
"an arrangement with some old, ratty decorations"
she found in her basement. This is not what
I was expecting when I picked her up:
Isn't it beautiful?
I told her it made mine look ratty.
I have a couple more to make today.
Tune in for some pics of those.
Have a great weekend.