This week we have a list of Memorial Day crafts to honor those who have served in the US Armed Forces.
This year, Memorial day is Monday, the 27th Of May.
It originated after the civil war when people would honor those who died during the war.
It was initially called Decoration Day.
People would visit and decorate the graves of the people who had served.
Ceremonies were held throughout the US during the day.
Many years passed, and it finally became an official federal holiday in 1971.
There are some great crafts involving a quintessentially American material, burlap.
Plenty of artistic projects including the American flag too.
Before we get into the crafts that will help you remember the US Nation’s history, first a crafty little update from me.
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I have been working on the Plum Lotus Dishcloth by Kalurah Hudson for Knit Picks.
I needed a few attempts at making bobbles 🙂
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Top 10 In Craft – Memorial Day Crafts
DIY Mommy & Me Patriotic Shoes
A very adorable parent and child craft that is a lot simpler than it may seem!
Something that can be done quickly enough to stay within even the smallest of attention spans.
The materials are easy and cheap to attain too.
Thanks to Sarah and Jessica from Pretty Providence for this great craft.
Burlap Flag Pillow
The perfect combination of a retro but timeless craft.
The burlap has a rustic and American feel, enhanced by the American flag pattern.
Thanks to Kierste from Old Salt Farm.
Mini Patriotic Wreath Pin
Using burlap and denim, Michele from Scraps Shoppe Blog created a patriotic wreath pin.
Pop it on a tote bag or display it on your shirt.
Fireworks are such fun! Get the kids to recreate them in paint using Heidi from Happiness is Homemade’s tutorial.
Heidi created this idea for the 4th of July celebrations but it fits right in with Memorial Day celebrations.
Such a clever idea to use cut up toilet paper or paper roll tubes as the brushes.
Patriotic Cupcake Liner Wreath
A nifty way to use cupcake liners in a Memorial Day Craft.
Courtney from Crafts By Courtney steps you through her tutorial on how to create this wreath.
DIY Army Wreath
Another idea for using different fabrics for a wreath by Lundysite.
Follow her tutorial here.
American Flag Paint Stick Project
A clever way to use Paint sticks a a decoration for your front door.
Follow the tutorial by Dawn at Glue Dots.
4th of July Burlap Flag Banner
Another idea to use burlap and the American flag as decoration for your home.
Follow Bonnie’s tutorial on Uncommon Designs Online.
Make A Flag Table Runner
What a great idea for a table runner to add Memorial Day themed decor to your home.
Follow Bliss Bloom Blog’s tutorial on how to make one yourself.
Patriotic Bandana Tablecloth
Using Blue, White and Red Bandanas, sew them all together like a patchwork quilt and you have a table cloth.
A great sewing project for Memorial Day themed decor.
Follow Kendra’s tutorial on Me and My Insanity.
Hope you enjoyed the crafty ideas for Memorial Day Crafts. Please let me know your favorites.