Asked on Oct 2, 2017

Needing something to put a flower arrangement in for a grave.

Lisa S.LokieKaren Krysowaty
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I am not a professional at all when it comes to making flower arrangements. However, I have made a few for family and friends for a decoration inside the home, a wreath for the wall or door and recently a saddle flower arrangement for my uncles tombstone. I was a bit nervous about it, but was very proud of it when I got through. I have been asked now to make something to sit on a grave. I have seen those tall, white, round vases with a pick on the bottom that can be stuck in the grave, but they are not big enough. Where I live, we are limited on craft stores to purchase anything possibly that would work for me. I could sure use some suggestions or ideas from fellow crafters out there. Thanks so much!

5 answers
  • Lisa S.
    on Oct 2, 2017

    I reuse large tall cans that beans come in (like for chili) . The newer coffee cans are not good as they are paper really. Cover the cans with foil, or spray paint them. I also save Mylar balloons that are finished, cut them, turn the wrong side out, with the silver showing and use these to cover the cans. I then reuse thin metal hangers that come from the dry cleaners, and cut them to use for stakes. Bend the top into the can, then into the soil. You may want to put a few rocks into the bottom of the can to weigh it down. Then floral foam on top of the rocks. Have been doing this for years.
    • Rhonda Testerman
      on Oct 3, 2017

      Thank you so much for sharing with me what you do. That sounds like definitely something I can do. You sound very talented and thoughtful too because you took time to help me. Thanks again!
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Most craft stores offer online purchasing
  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Why not take advantage of the dollar stores in your area and figure out how to combine different styrofoan shapes
  • Lokie
    on Oct 3, 2017

    How about a bird house. Use a new one or even an old one to re purpose it. You could cut the roof to make an opening. Slip in a piece of flower foam and stick in your flowers. I would also drill a few small drainage holes in the bottom to keep rain for pooling up to much in the bottom.
  • Lisa S.
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Thank you...I am glad I could help.
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