Here's a fun craft for everyone - a Mourning Wreath!
Things you'll need for this DIY:
1. hair from the dead
2. wire to wrap hair around
3. your imagination
Crazy right!? That's human hair from dead people made into a fancy wreath. My aunt loves to collect odd things and this piece takes the cake for sure! Look at all the detail! It's pretty amazing!
Here's Wiki's explanation:
A mourning wreath is a wreath made almost entirely of human hair. During the victorian era death was common. When a loved one would pass someone would clip a piece of the deceased's hair and usually make a beautiful flower design out of the hair and place it in a wreath. The wreath would grow larger as more individuals would pass from the family. Eventually the wreath would form a horse shoe shape symbolizing ascending to heaven.
I found this post on the Constant Gatherer blog about Mourning Wreaths.
I'm going to propose this idea to my family and see how they take it :)
It's a bit creepy, but it also incredibly awesome and beautiful!
I can't wait to read your comments about this one!! :)Pin It