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Funeral expenses can quickly accumulate to a hefty sum. Finding ways to cut the costs of a funeral service could help your family get through a difficult time with fewer debts. One way to cut the costs of a funeral service is by making your own funeral wreath for the service and burial. Here, you will learn how to make your own fresh flower funeral wreath.
To make your own fresh flower funeral wreath, you will need:
Step 1: Depending on the size of the wreath form you have selected, you can either work in your kitchen sink, utility sink or bathtub. You must use a basin large enough to fit the entire foam form into.
Fill the basin half way with water and add the floral preservative to the water. Use the instructions on the package to mix the proper amount of preservative with the amount of water used in the basin. Stir the preservative into the water until it has completely disintegrated.
Step 2: Remove the plastic wrapping from the foam form and place it foam side down in the water. Allow it to soak in the water for at least 15 minutes. The water and preservative mixture will work to keep the fresh flowers looking beautiful for several days after you make the wreath.
Step 3: Choose the flowers that will be used on the wreath. You can use the favorite flowers of the person passed, or you can use online photos of funeral wreaths as inspiration for the design. Use a guide to learn what flowers symbolize what sentiment.
For example, Begonias are a sign of deep thoughts, white carnations are a symbol of remembrance and daisies symbolize innocence. Create a mixture of flowers that will symbolize the characteristics of the person passed or the feelings you have now that he or she is gone.
Tip: When buying the flowers, choose flowers that are nearly fully bloomed. Most flowers will complete their bloom within a day or two of purchase when you buy them nearly fully bloomed.
Step 4: Cut some pachysandra to fill in around the outside and inner edges of the foam form. Fill in the remaining area of the form with the flowers you have chosen.
Tip: Hold the flower stems under the water mixed with preservative as you cut it to size and cut the stem at an angle. This will help the flowers last longer after they are positioned in the wreath.
Step 5: Fill in any empty spaces on the wreath with a little more pachysandra. Work with the arrangement until you are happy with the finished appearance.
Step 6: Create a bow from the ribbon and attach it to the wreath. Store the wreath in a cool or refrigerated space until the day of the funeral service.
You can create a beautiful and meaningful funeral wreath in very little time. It is a personal way to comfort the family during a difficult time and save a little on the cost of the service as well. For more help, contact a company like Rowe Lanterman Home For Funerals with any questions or concerns you have.