Fall Wreath

Stampin' Up!, Spring Arbor Winchester

This was the project we made at the assisted living facility this month.  I think the ladies had fun, and their wreaths were beautiful.  As is typical with people who don’t craft a lot, most of them said, “Oh, I can’t do that.”  But when they were finished, they were all very pleased with their creations.

First, we took dessert sized paper plates, cut the centers out with the Circles framelits, and spritzed them with alcohol mixed with Garden Green ink refill.  I took eight Stampin’ Spritzers with me, thinking each lady would like to spritz her own wreath base.  I showed them how to do it, and, of course, my fingers were immediately covered with green ink.  They all graciously declined to spritz, deciding since I was already green, I may as well spritz the rest too.  (Thanks, Ladies!)

We used the Autumn Accents Bigz Die to cut the leaves from fall colored card stock.  Then we glued them to the plates.  These are so fun and so simple.  The more leaves you pile on, the better the wreath looks.

As a final touch, we added ribbon.  Mine is a piece of retired designer fabric that I ripped and frayed.  The doors to their apartments are metal, and, of course, they have refrigerators, so we added a magnet to the back of each wreath.  They liked my alternate idea of using it as a centerpiece with a candle in the center, but Lois, the activities coordinator had an even better plan.  She filled cups with candy and set them in the centers of the wreaths.  I jokingly suggested that they’d have something to give any small family members who came trick-or-treating.  The response:  “They’re not getting my candy!”

The ladies always thank me for coming, and they’re so appreciative.  What they don’t realize, though, is that I get as much out of it as they do.  They always are so pleased and surprised at what they can create, and that makes me happy!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Have a wonderful day!

 

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Fall Wreath

  1. Mom says:

    You are amazing,Buffy! Being sort of “near” their age, I can attest to the value of affirming their abilities (often latent) and boosting their self esteem.
    The wreath is lovely!!

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