Learn how to make a blanket to cover for your loved one’s grave site during the cold and winter months.
Author:Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
Chicken Wire, 2′ x 4′ Piece
This will make a large blanket 4′ x 6′, which will cover the entire grave. You can use a 1′ x 2′ wire to make a smaller one as a Grave Pillow. This is done the exact same way only smaller.
You can use any assortment of evergreen, you can find these at your local nursery for sale, I was able to pick them from my yard. I used Ewe, White Pine, Blue Spruce and Cedar (in that order). For a 4′ x 6′, I collected the following:
20 branches 4-5 inches long of Ewe
10–12 branches 4-5 inches long of White Pine
6–8 branches 2-3 inches long of Blue Spruce
6–8 branches 1-2 inches long of Cedar
Wired Ribbon (18′ long), Ornaments or Decorations
Any wired ribbon about 18 inches long and an assortment of ornaments or any other decorations. You can also buy the ribbon already made into a bow. Most craft stores usually have ribbon 50% off this time of year.
Take your longest evergreen (Ewe) and begin to weave the stem in and out of the wire. I started at each end and worked my way around.
Finish weaving the first layer of the evergreen (shown above)
Start to layer the second layer of evergreen by weaving in and out on top of the first layer (White Pine). Then layer the third on top of the first and second (Blue Spruce). Keep in mind that every layer you do, weave it in and out going toward the center of the chicken wire with each layer.
Finish with your smallest evergreen in the center of the wire (Cedar).