Starting with a Happy Wreath

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Hello and welcome to my first post here on my blog. Today I wanted to share with you a Rag Wreath I made to bring some cheer to my Mother In Law Helen’s room. Helen is 86 years old and struggling with some health issues, one being Alzheimers Dementia.

 Over the weekend Todd and I enjoyed some brunch together and then went to Joanns. I picked up an 18 inch wire wreath form and one yard each of the five colors I had chosen. You really only need about four yards for this size wreath but I wanted to make sure.

 The best way to do this wreath is by using a natural fabric that you can tear into strips that are one inch wide and eight inches long. However I must do things the hard way and used a fabric that does not tear. I purchased some pinking scissors to give the fabric edges some decoration. I had to cut all the strips by hand, so take my advice use a fabric you can tear.

 I got the idea for this wreath on Pintrest. I had never heard of a rag wreath before but it looked easy and I was excited to give it a try. The wreath was very easy to make and I have plans to makes other wreaths of different colors and styles. I will share the ones I make in the future with you.

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Above you can see how I tied the square knots that formed the fluffy wreath. I tied a knot on the first two wires, then on the middle two and lastly on the inner two wires. Unlike some wreaths this one actually looks pretty from the back as well.

There is no way for me to put into words the reaction on Mom’s face or the bright smile her roommate had when they saw their wreath for the first time. I thought I was going to cry hearing these two ladies talk about their new wreath and how happy it made them. What a wonderful feeling.

I truly believe that making those around you smile makes your own heart smile as well.

I hope you all are having a good productive week. Check back soon for more postings.

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