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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Janie loved the glitter.

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Fabulous.

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

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All so different.

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A pretty blue.

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I love the tiny euonymous leaves.

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

Happy Planting!  www.dianadigsdirt.com

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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