Registered: 1282484757 Posts: 72
I found a website with a page about a family making a homemade grave marker for their cat from quick set concrete. Has anyone done anything like this? I would love to but I am not very "handy". What else have you done to make their resting place pretty?
Registered: 1216863874 Posts: 18
I just wanted to say that since there are so many instructional websites, many with video, please don't think you can not make your own grave marker. Supplies have become a lot easier to find with all the home improvement and craft stores out there. Once, when I lived in the country and could not make cremation arrangements, I made a coffin from a boot box and some cloth to make it look nice. The process of making it was therapeutic and made me feel a little better about putting my old buddy to rest.
Registered: 1263081402 Posts: 541
I have finally finished Chico's resting place after over 3 months. I spent so much time on the internet looking for markers and trying to find something pretty that I could afford! I am finally happy with it. I ended up ordering a memorial marker for $40 from Miles Kimball, but I really like it. It is wrought iron with a ceramic tile that has his name and dates and some paw prints. It looks really nice. I bordered his grave with those scalloped concrete garden borders and put pea gravel inside. I also have a shephard's hook with a pretty cross hanging from it. I can't believe I didn't run across the site you are referring to when I spent so many hours searching online. But I'm not handy either and it didn't occur to me to make one myself. But I'm sure it can be done to look very nice.
Registered: 1284737895 Posts: 25
Claire... I'm going to do something like this for Dobbie this weekend if it stops raining. It's not hard at all to do, and the quickcrete dries so quickly.
You can use a baking pan or pizza box for the shape
Its really not hard to work with at all, and the fact that you made it with love will make it extra special <3