Make a Rag Wreath #2


Christmas Rag Wreath

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Another fun and inexpensive way to brighten up your home while having a good time! 

  1. Purchase a styrofoam or straw wreath
  2. Buy/find fabric and into 3” squares, preferably with pinking shears to prevent fraying (smaller patterns or solids look better, in my opinion).
  3. Place pencil or screwdriver in the center of the fabric square, and punch into the wreath.
  4. Remove the pencil or screwdriver, leaving the fabric square in the wreath.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the wreath is covered in fabric squares (the closer the squares, the “fuller” the wreath)
  6. Add other decorations such as bows or flowers if desired.
  7.  Display with pride.  

Again, this project can be adapted in almost infinite ways to make it appropriate for the person with memory loss and their specific skills and challenges. Someone in the early stages of the disease may need no help at all, those in the severe stages may only be able to help hand you the squares for you to punch in (and believe me, punching those squares in can be very therapeutic!).  Someone in the moderate stages should still be able to cut the squares and even punch them in, though perhaps with some supervision/reminders.

1 Comment »

  1. Sil said

    Awesome ideas! Some sounds pretty simple, and I can do them with my relative and my 6 yrs old son while visiting. Thanks 🙂

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