If you are searching for a craft that is hands on, and are eager to take a walk with Mother Nature this is the perfect craft for you to do this Fall.
This Woodland wreath also comes with a short Tale of a little grandson with sun kissed blonde hair, brown eyes and very busy hands.
The majority of the goodies on this wreath were collected by the grandson, and his Mimi as they spent several Fall afternoons on walk abouts in the warm afternoon sun in Sacramento. The two of them spent time outside while his Mommy, and new baby sister rested inside their home.
The little brown eyed grandson talked alot...
about fire trucks, garbage trucks, his friends and such.
He found many treasures, some of which did not end up on this wreath, but were still carefully gathered and placed in the paper bag.
After many afternoons of searching, walking, chatting and savouring these precious moments there were finally enough treasures to actually make a wreath.
Making a Woodland wreath is very messy.
Best to make them outside on a back patio, or in a garage.
The sweet grandson sat on the Mimi's lap, and together they glued their woodland finds onto grapevine the wreath.
Two Woodland Wreaths were made, one for the Mimi, and one for the boy.
This Mimi had a fantastic time with her grandson and you know, it was such a wonderful way to connect with him.
It was the simplest of adventures, and the quality of time spent together was the main ingredient.
It really goes back to living a traditional, somewhat Old Fashioned life style, where lasting bonds, lessons learned, and meaningful relationships are built on quality time together with those you love.
It felt good to step away from the commercialism of life.
Supplies needed for Woodland Wreath~
Grapevine Wreath (any size)
Hot Glue Gun
Twine or burlap ribbon
Magnolia seed pods
Sweet gum seed pods
Dried Camellia blossoms
Directions For Woodland Wreath
Hot glue layers of pods, pine cones, blossoms, nuts and repeat until desired fullness.
Wrap twine or burlap around the wreath.
I wrapped my wreath in a garbage bag and squeezed it into my suitcase to bring home.
It survived, and only needed a few repairs...smile.
Please Join Me~
An Extraordinary Day