Today, the 26th May is a day of remembrance, a day of honoring all those brave countrymen that have fallen in battle so that we may enjoy the freedom that we usually take for granted. This holiday dates back to the Civil War, meant as a day to commemorate the soldiers who died in the war and in the beginning it was known as Decoration Day.
Today, we use the day off to spend it together with our family, although, unfortunately there isn’t a family in our great country that hasn’t felt the sorrow of loosing a family member or a friend in battle. So while visiting a military cemetery or memorial and placing a flag or some flowers is a proper way to pay our respects, some may find that to be a bit too somber and difficult task. So, in order to show their respect and properly mark the day, many people decorate their homes in the patriotic colors of red, white and blue.
If you too wish to celebrate Memorial Day in a family environment and share your patriotism and support all the soldiers throughout the history of this great nation by decorating your home, we offer you the top 10 Memorial Day ideas and tutorials for some memorable decorations that you can use for all patriotic holidays and events.
Red White And Blue Pom Garland
A simple and quick way to decorate your home is by hanging a big poofy garland that will easily fill up any empty space. Making this pom garland won’t take much of your time and you can even use the poms separately as bits of decor around the house.
Easy Patriotic Table Decor
Once you set everything n the dinner table, there usually isn’t much room left for decorations. However, you will always have room for a thin glass or vase and that is all that is needed for this patriotic table decor, along with some colored tissue paper, small flags and a fun pinwheel.
Patriotic Mason Jar Luminaries
We light candles and place flags on the graveside when we pay our respects for the deceased. Do the same at your home, by making these lovely patriotic mason jar luminaries. that will look amazing lighting up your walkway.
Patriotic Bandana Tablecloth
Perhaps you feel that your home has enough decorations without having to put more on the dinner table, but you still wish to give it a patriotic touch. Placing a patriotic tablecloth will do the trick and if you don’t have one you can easily make it from red, white and blue bandanas.
DIY Felt Poppies
The poppy flower has been the symbol of remembrance to the armed forces since 1920 and it is a good way to separate the Memorial Day decor from all the other patriotic holidays. You can add these felt poppies to your clothes or decorations, like with this Memorial Day wreath.