I've made six grave blankets at Christmas time in the past. When I make one, I use chicken wire, about 5 ft tall and the regular width of the chicken wire. I get real Christmas tree limbs free at Home Depot that have been cut off their trees. I weave the branch ends in and out of the chicken wire. Start at one end and go up. Once done, put a large red ribbon in the center, like a package. Make a large bow and tie it to the middle of the red ribbon.
You need to wear gloves when putting it together. It looks very beautiful when finished.
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I want to make a grave blanket. Whenever I buy one and put on the gravesite the deer eat it. I would like to make one out of plastic or something that deer don't like. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
By Judy from Mt. Pleasant, MI
It's a cover usually made from flowers and such. Here is a photo I got from googling "grave blankets" and you can find out a lot by doing just that. Hope it helps!
Many cemeteries will remove flowers once a week for mowing, even if you place them the day before. Some will not allow silk/plastic flowers at all due to riding mowers. The wires foul up the equipment.
Also many cemeteries are not allowing Monument/Headstones anymore. They are using ground level markers because they can mow over them. It's less time and work for big places. Best check with the office to see what they allow before going to the expense.
Deer will eat most flower tops. They LOVE carnations. They will shun Yarrow and Bird of Paradise though. Casket Sprays are laid on top of the grave after services instead of blankets in some states.