Today we had our first Christmas Craft Workshop of the year in our church hall and this is one of the three crafts we made – a yarn-wrapped wreath for our local nursing home. Every year, sadly, there are people in nursing homes who do not receive cards or gifts or even visits. This year, at each crafting workshop we make extra gifts and deliver them, along with our homemade cards, to our local nursing home.
We made these wreaths by cutting out the inner circle of two foam plates, gluing the outer rims together and then wrapping the rims with colourful yarn. The leaves of the holly were cut from green felt and decorated with a bit of silver paint. The berries as you can see are small red buttons. The wreath is very light and is hung by a green chenille pipe cleaner. It is just the thing to brighten up the door or wall of a senior in a nursing home.
By the way, we didn’t waste the inner circles of the foam plates. We cut three circles (one larger, one medium and one small) from the centres and used them to construct some cheerful snowmen which we glued to a folded christmas ribbon so that they could be hung over the branch of a tree. We embellished the snowmen with felt toques sporting small pompoms, small wiggly eyes, pipe cleaner arms and bright coloured buttons. They could be added to the wreath if not used for a tree ornament. The snowmen are easily made by a young child.