Pressed Foliage Craft at Clapps Nursing Center

07 Nov

Jennifer Nichols of Clapps Nursing Center in Pleasant Garden was looking for volunteers to head up a few activities for the residents. So we made a date and it was one of the best dates I’ve had in a long time.


The prior month I collected some of my favorite foliage from maple, sassafras, and fig trees, rose and euonymous leaves.The autumn colors were in their prime with gorgeous red, green and yellow autumn striations. I  pressed the foliage between wax paper and placed 30 pounds of books on top for a few weeks. Then packed up my leaves and card making supplies and headed to the nursing home.

Holiday Card Making is a wonderful craft for everyone. There is no right way, it’s created from the heart and to me, a great stress reliever. The residents seemed as excited as I was to be there.


Fortunately, I had the help of two staff members to assist with cutting, printing, glueing and glittering. The artwork was all very unique and just beautiful.


They selected their favorite pressed leaves, paper and glitter color. Also suggesting  the words for the inside of the cards.


Janie loved the glitter.




There was one fellow named Gene, who took an interest in the craft and created a masterpiece.


All so different.


A pretty blue.


I love the tiny euonymous leaves.


 Their family and friends will receive an extra special card this holiday season. Thank you for having me:)

Happy Planting!

Diana Gardner-Williams

Landscape Design and Installation

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Posted by on November 7, 2009 in Crafts, Events, Favorite Plants


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