How to Make a Headstone Saddle
A headstone saddle is a display of real or artificial flowers that are secured to the top of a gravestone. You will make a complete floral arrangement in a size you desire inside of the saddle frame. Choose flowers that the deceased was partial to or a variety that is seasonal. You can refill the headstone with a summer or winter arrangement when using silk flowers.
1£®Place one or two floral foam blocks into the headstone saddle.
2£®Cut the silk flower bushes into separate stems.
3£®Place several greenery stems into the foam around the bottom and center of the block(s).
4£®Insert the long-stemmed flowers such as glads and snapdragons into the outer edges of the foam at each corner and in between. This will determine how far out you want the flowers to extend over the sides, front and back of the headstone top.
5£®Add carnations, roses, daisies, iris and any silk flowers of your choice into the foam. Fill in open areas with smaller flowers or pieces of greenery. You can add tiny flowers such as silk forget-me-nots or baby's breath as a filler.
6£®Add a bow on a wired stick to the top center or the center front of the headstone saddle floral arrangement.
*When making a headstone saddle that will remain on display at the cemetery for months, be sure to wrap the floral foam with weather-proof tape that is no more than 1/2 inch wide. This secures the foam to the saddle. To keep your budget low, omit the glads or snapdragons and ribbon bow.
*Be sure the arrangement is well-balanced around the entire piece, or it will tip over and fall off of the stone.
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