WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Wicker wreath
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Flowers or other decoration
HOW TO MAKE IT:
- First, spread the newspaper on a flat surface.
- Lay your wreath down flat.
- Heat your glue gun.
- Next, starting in the middle of the wreath, begin gluing the bottom of the acorn. Place the glued part of the acorn in the middle of the wreath and stand the acorn straight up.
- Make one row in a straight line going all the way around the wreath.
- Repeat the process from top to bottom with the wreath still laying flat.
- Then decorate with flowers, bows, or even holiday ornaments. Be sure not to leave any open spaces except in the back. The back of the wreath shouldn’t have any acorns on it so when you lay it down it is flat.
What you need:
Apples or small pumpkins
What you do:
If you are going to place the apple votives in the water check how they float first.
Do this by filling the pot you’ll be putting them in and marking with a dot the side
that stays up above the water.
Place a tea candle over the dot you have made in #1 and trace around its
circumference with a utility knife, inserting the knife vertically as deep as the tea
candle is tall.
Set aside the candle, and cut the circle into sections and scoop out using the
spoon. Squeeze lemon juice onto the cut surface to keep the apple from
turning brown, and insert a tea candle.
Holiday Bean Soup Gift Jar
Holiday Bean Soup Mix
Here’s what you need:
1 pound dried black beans
1 pound dried red beans
1 pound dried kidney beans
1 pound dried navy beans
1 pound dried great northern beans
1 pound dried baby lima beans
1 pound dried large lima beans
1 pound dried pinto beans
1 pound dried green split peas
1 pound dried yellow split peas
1 pound dried black-eyed peas
1 pound dried green lentils
1 pound dried brown lentils
What to do:
Combine all of the beans in a very large bowl.
Pour two cups of the bean mixture into pretty jars ( 16-oz.) jars- these jars
should hold two cups of bean mix.
Give with the following recipe for holiday bean soup. You could also layer the
beans in the jar for prettier effect. Just put a little of each of the beans in until
you fill it to the top.
Print out the tag and attach it to the jar. (http://www.pinksunrise.com/craft/beansouptag.htm)
It is an attractive label as well as the preparation instructions for the recipe.
You and your residents can make a beautiful wreath of leaves that displays
what your resident is thankful for. This wreath makes a great Autumn or
A plain white paper plate
Construction paper (orange, red, yellow, brown, and other earth tones)
Crayons or markers
Glue or a glue stick
Cut out a lot of leaves from construction
paper. Draw the leaf veins if you wish.
Glue the leaves all around the rim of the
In the lower center of the wreath, write, “I am
thankful for,” and then let your resident write
or draw what they are thankful for.
In recognition of this American Indian Heritage Month, encourage residents to make a Kachina Doll to give as a gift to a child relative.
Mosaic Fall Planters
Invite residents to make beautiful and fun mosaic fall planters to use as decoration throughout your facility.
Tissue Paper Turkey
Encourage residents to make tissue paper turkey centerpieces for your dining room.
Encourage residents to make Thanksgiving cards to send to loved ones.
Encourage residents to use real gourds to make beautiful turkeys.
Encourage residents to make a Native American dream catcher during this National American Indian Heritage Month.
Native American Pottery
Recognize this National American Indian Heritage Month by encouraging residents to create their own American Indian pottery out of sculpting clay. Once the clay dries, have residents paint their pottery.