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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day Yard Decor

We have been making these garden ladies for the back yard,  and I thought one might be fun to use one in the Memorial Day decor in the front yard.     Where is the year Memorial Day this week end?
My Memorial Day flag lady has a denim dress,  checked shirt, blue & gold sleeveless jacket, big red hat......
and a flag rag apron!

I wanted to show you how she is made.     H buried a 5' post in a small cream can..   The can weighs a ton but it will stand up in a pretty strong wind.   My lady is mobile, so she can be moved to different area's of the yard,  but she is pretty heavy so H used a two wheeler to move her.

In photo can see (barely) a piece of chicken wire around the bottom of the milk can.   It will hold her skirt out

In photo two,   I have a close up of her chicken wire head.   It is made from a 24" square piece of chicken wire that has been stapled  to the post body and crushed to look kinda like a head..

Photo three,  shows her shoulders.  They are 18" across.

After I took my pics,   H "wheeled" her back into the garage until closer to Memorial Day.   I also took down the flags and will put them and a few more things out in a couple of days.


  1. Lovely ! Yes, Memorial Day has slipped up on me also !

  2. I'm excited for the weekend. Needing to get things perked up over here - you're definitely ready - so fun!!

  3. That is truly "All American!" I love it!

  4. I love this " american " post. Your decors are perfect for this important day.

  5. neat to see how they come together, great decorations for the holiday!

  6. Love it! Well done ! You and your husband sound like you guys have a ball doing all these projects! Good for you ! God bless all of us and God bless the USA !

  7. Penny,
    Really cute!! I love your cute Patriotic Garden Lady!! I am just about finished with my decorating...


  8. That is beautiful!! What a great way to share some spirit with yard decor. I love it!

  9. How cute! I saw someone selling these milk cans in the paper and now I wish I picked some up. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  10. How great! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty. Hope to see you again!

  11. Oh Penny your garden lady is to cute. When it stops raining here in Texas I will be copying your lady. I was afraid to put out anything, seems everything keeps floating away.

    Cathy <;)

  12. How cute Penny! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  13. Thank you for the measurements you used to make your lady.

  14. Your festive lady is clever!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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