I want to make a wreath to place on a hook at my son's grave what mat?

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I want to make a wreath to place on a hook at my son's grave what would best use. I live in Michigan so we get snow.


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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 22, 2021

    Hi Linda, I don't know enough about making wreaths to help out, but just wanted to send you some love and tell you how sorry I am for your loss icon

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Sep 22, 2021

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Could you use a metal base then add seasonal florals that could be swapped out

  • I'm so sorry for your loss, Linda. Here's a link that discusses the best way to hang a wreath on a headstone:

    https://floweranchor.com/how-to-attach-a-wreath-to-a-headstone/

  • Janice Janice on Sep 22, 2021

    Hello Linda, to make a wreath for outside I would suggest using a wire frame as the base. The use of natural materials such as small branches or evergreen pieces pruned from trees and then wired to the wreath frame might work well for a long-lasting wreath. There are also weather resistant fake flowers, ribbons, etc. available on Amazon/craft stores. Wiring the foliage/flowers will be much more permanent than most glues. Finally, when your wreath is complete, spraying it with a clear laquer or shellac will help keep it nice. Rustoleum makes great spray products and are readily availalbe at most home improvement stores.


    Linda, so very sorry for your loss. The wreath will be a labor of love. .

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Sep 22, 2021

    Linda, I am sorry for your loss. What a lovely way to decorate your son's grave, with your crafted wreath. I would use a wire frame and decor that will work outside. Wire the items to the frame as well as using glue, for good hold. Many cemeteries remove seasonal decorations after a certain date, so check on the rules at your son's so that they don't pile your loving gift in a pile or trash it, as I have seen at some cemeteries. There is something quite moving to see a small Christmas tree or wreath at a grave. It reminds me that these were people loved and treasured by someone. God bless.

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 22, 2021

    I would check the local Dollar Tree, they usually have metal and plastic wreath frames. And then I would try a command hook on the stone to hang it. My Condolences for your loss.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 22, 2021

    I we get a ton of rain in Alabama. I used heavy duty command hooks on my grandparents' grave and they have held up well during all the storms. It has rained almost every day since I put them on. Clean with rubbing alcohol on the stone, applied the hook, waiting until my next trip and then hung it.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Sep 22, 2021

    here is info Linda

    https://www.hometalk.com/44366696/q-how-do-i-make-a-wreath-and-hanger-for-a-gravestone

    How do I make a wreath and hanger for a gravestone??

  • William William on Sep 22, 2021

    Use a wire wreath frame and artificial flowers. Wire them with floral wire to the wreath frame. You can add some live flowers leaves branches to the wreath.

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 22, 2021

    I like William's idea and make sure you have wire legs on the wreath so it stands above the snow. I have seen what look like hair pin legs used.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 22, 2021

    Hello. I might consider using a grapevine wreath. To strengthen up for weather conditions I might find some dollar tree thin wire and wrap it around the wreath circumferentially for extra structural support and strength. You may or may not want to clear spray seal all the wreath for further protection or spray paint it a unifying color if your wire does not match and stands out.

    After that establish this neutral base you can add seasonal decorations or follow the aesthetic that you prefer. Elevating the wreath on a stand to keep it out of significant snowfall might be recommended

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 22, 2021

    Cemetery wreath hangers can be purchased. These are available in different finishes, some styles are adjustable.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 22, 2021

    Try using a command hook a large one to hang it.the dollar tree has wreath forms get everything there or you could use a pool noodle and cut it to be small size then tape it and de orate it

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Sep 23, 2021

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Have you tried command hooks?

  • Betsy Betsy on Sep 23, 2021

    Hi Linda: So sorry for your loss. I'm in Michigan, too, and know about the snow. Here are a few ideas that may help:


    https://askinglot.com/how-do-you-secure-a-wreath-on-a-grave


    Then, there's this site that has a lot of ideas. Just left click on the one you want more information about and it will come up on the right. The big X at the top right will take you back to the original page. Read the rectangles at the top for more ideas.


    https://www.google.com/search?source=univ&tbm=isch&q=how+to+hang+a+wreath+on+a+headstone+in+michigan&client=firefox-b-1-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwixpNns-ZXzAhWDTt8KHaIMAx0QjJkEegQIKRAC&biw=1366&bih=613&dpr=1


    Again, condolences to you and yours.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 24, 2021

    The wreath hangers sold at Dollar Stores are generally sized to fit over the width of a standard door. Therefore they will most likely not be wide enough to fit over the width of a headstone. You will need to purchase a wreath hanger that has been specifically designed to have its width adjust to fit over individual headstones.

  • Annie Annie on Sep 25, 2021

    You could make one from a metal wreath form, then tie cedars or another type of greenery. Then add a nice bow. Hugs to you, I am sorry for your loss.