DIY Memorial Crosses

With Memorial Day coming up, My sister & I decided to make some memorial crosses to put on our grandparents grave. I know this may seem a little morbid to some, but I love to remember my grandparents, and honor them. These were so easy to make!



For my grandmother's cross, I bought a natural twig & moss looking cross from Crafts 2000 for $3.99, flowers, a little bird and nest.  They were all pretty cheap.


First, I started off with taking wire cutters and trimming the flowers short enough to place inside the cross.
 
 
Next, I start putting them in just to see where I want them to go.



 
Once they are arranged where I want them, I hot glue them into place.




 
Finished.

 
The next one is done with the same concept.
 

 
Using wire cutters to trim
 

 
I like to place the flower on the side of the cross to make sure the stem isn't too long.
 

 
Getting some help from my sister, Casey Jo.
 

 
Hot gluing the side pieces first into place.
 


 
Next I arrange the front before hot gluing.
 


 
Finished!
 
I like making them so much better than buying them from walmart.  They cost about the same to make, but I think they look better if you make them yourself. 
What do you think?


8 comments :

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  3. These look fantastic!!! Do you want to follow each other :)?

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  4. Where can i buy a cross like that styrofoam I would love to it for my dads grave thank you

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    1. I bought mine from a craft store called Crafts 2000. Walmart may sell the plain styrofoam cross, but I'm not sure. Most craft stores like Michaels, AC Moore and Hobby Lobby sell them. Hope that helps! :)

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