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Make a grave arrangement for All Saints' Day - Instructions for beautiful grave jewelry

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On All Saints' Day it is tradition to decorate the graves and to provide arrangements. You don't even have to buy them. You can also do it yourself.

All Saints are honored the dead All Saints is a religious festival, which is celebrated on November 1st. As the name suggests, all Saints are commemorated on this day. On this day it is especially common to go to the cemetery, visit the deceased relatives and decorate their graves. Arrangements are particularly popular, which are available everywhere in abundance a few days beforehand. But why buy when you can make them yourself? Making a grave arrangement for All Saints is fun, inexpensive and does not require any special knowledge. You don't even need a lot of materials.

You need that for a grave arrangement

❍ floral foam:

The easiest way to make digging arrangements is with floral foam as a base. The very light and relatively soft mass is available in blocks of various sizes and can also be easily cut to size if required.

❍ branches:

Twigs are the be-all and end-all of the grave arrangement. Use the most densely overgrown tips of fir or spruce branches.

❍ wire:

Ordinary flower wire is inexpensive and completely sufficient for the production of a grave arrangement.

❍ pliers:

You need a pair of pliers or combination pliers to cut the wire.

❍ knife:

If you want to cut floral foam, a knife with a long blade that is not serrated if possible is just right.

❍ Decoration material:

Now your taste is required! Natural materials such as fir and pine cones, dried flowers, ferns, tree sponges and dry agave leaves are particularly popular, but also wooden figures or colored wooden balls. Especially in this often wet and cold time around All Saints' Day, these materials last a particularly long time.

How to make the arrangement yourself

❶ First cut the foam base with the knife. As a guideline for the size, you can estimate a diameter or edge length of 25 to 30 centimeters. The shape should be even, for example round or square. Small deviations are no longer a problem, since the floral foam will later be covered by branches and the decorative material.

❷ Now insert the branches into the floral foam in such a way that they are inclined in a circle from the center to the sides. The further inside the insertion point, the longer the branch should be, so that ideally all branches terminate in a circular path around the base.

❸ First fix all decorative materials that have no natural tips with wire. This works very easily with fir and pine cones by passing the wire between the individual cover sheds. With straw flowers, you can simply wrap the wire around the stem. Tree sponges can be pierced.

❹ You now only have to place the floral foam in a color-coordinated pot. So your arrangement has a secure hold and cannot fall over in wind and weather.

Tricks for a tasty digging

When it comes to distributing the decorative materials, a little sensitivity and a sense of the right amount is required. On the one hand, the arrangement must not be so overloaded that hardly any of the branches can be seen. On the other hand, it shouldn't look drab and loveless either. In the pictures you can see a few stylish arrangements for All Saints' Day, which do justice to the occasion:

© Petra Beerhalter - Fotolia.com

© Petra Beerhalter - Fotolia.com

© Martin_P - Fotolia.com

© Martin_P - Fotolia.com

© Petra Beerhalter - Fotolia.com

© Petra Beerhalter - Fotolia.com

© Petra Beerhalter - Fotolia.com

© contadora1999 - Fotolia.com

© Petra Beerhalter - Fotolia.com

© Petra Beerhalter - Fotolia.com

© Petra Beerhalter - Fotolia.com

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A tip at the end:

In terms of color, you should always choose a main color for your arrangement. Always use an odd number of all decorative materials. For example, a pine branch and three red grasses. This makes the arrangement seem more harmonious.

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