Friday, October 10, 2014

leaf wreath

I am a volunteer for the activities division of the nursing home that my husband resides in and I help come up with ideas for projects that the residents can make each week.  It is difficult to pick a project for all as some are able to do advanced work and others are physically or mentally challenged.  They love to have a project that can be hung in their rooms or on their doors. When I first saw Bitten by the Bug's challenge, I immediately thought of making leaves to put on wreath forms, but money is tight and we couldn't afford the forms; so I cut a six inch wreath from the Cricut Christmas in a brown color. Then the Maple leaf from  Cricut and Close to my Heart Art Philosophy.  I have Cricut Design so I have many designs to choose from.  I cut the basic leaf pattern in yellow and orange CTMH Paper.  I then drew on the veins of the leave with CTMH art pencil in Oak Brown.  I have a very old set of pencils and not sure that they still have Oak Brown.  A piece of raffia paper in green was cut, spread out and glued on the top of the wreath.  Of course all Close to my Heart items are purchased from Katie's Corner.

The patients loved  the project and some made very intricate vein designs on the leaves and others simply glued the blank leaves on the wreath.  For the nursing home, I made several colors of  leaves and they could choose what they wanted to use and they all loved their finished project.


  1. How wonderful!!! Love what you do for the nursing home patients. I bet they love to see you coming with their next project. This one is fabulous!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Autumn Leaves' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  2. So nice of you to share your talent with others. You probably made their day brighter. Great Cricut project. Thx for joining us at Bbtb this week

  3. This is such a wonderful project that you created. I love all the beautiful leaves, too. I bet the patients had such fun putting this together, great idea!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.