Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day

Memorial Day was always a big holiday for me growing up. My grandma would have a big gathering for a BBQ, then everyone would visit the cemetery to place flowers on the graves of my grandpa, my great-grandparents, and my great-great-grandparents. Since I got married, I think we may have only spent one Memorial Day with my family, generally opting instead to finish projects and visit the closer graves of my husband's grandfathers.

Ever since reading my grandma's personal history (detailed here), I have spent a lot of time thinking about my grandpa, who passed away when I was seven. So this year, I decided that I will be going to visit his grave and I wanted something that I could place on his headstone.

This is what I came up with. I had some extruded foam wreath forms that got broken during shipment, so I used a half-circle for this project. The half-circle was perfect for adding a bunting, which is made of fabric, with the letters traced on with a marker. I love the way it turned out.

What kind of Memorial Day traditions do you have?

{Linked on Truly Lovely, Tatertots and Jello, The Wondering Brain, A Little Claireification, Be Different...Act Normal, I Heart Nap Time, Flamingo Toes, I Should Be Mopping the Floor}


  1. What a great way to commemorate grandpa! Thank you for sharing your idea with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party :)

    The Wondering Brain

    1. Thanks Jessica! It did turn out really nice, but I didn't get a photo of it with the flower arrangement. Thanks for stopping by to check it out!


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