Wreath Making Workshop and Holiday Cheer


A local store held a workshop for people to make holiday door wreaths for an assisted living home. Mr. N accompanied me to supervise crafting activities. He was a bit distraught that the room was full of people not paying attention to him. He was thrilled when two little girls came in and made a fuss over him. 
The instructor set up several different stations and people set to work making bows and cutting boughs and assembling and decorating the wreathes. I mostly helped by cutting boughs but I did some decorating and assembling as well. 
One of the women had worked in retail and was an expert at making bows. 
Mr. N has good company manners but I was a little concerned that all the discarded boughs might tempt him to mark indoors. He doesn’t normally but he adores “decorating” fallen branches outdoors. Luckily there were no incidents. He stayed out of the way and didn’t bark or try to run outside and was a good little boy. He eventually settled down in his carrier for a nap.  

We left before the end of the workshop but the group successfully made one hundred door wreathes (one for each resident) and will be delivering them on Monday. I hope it brings a little holiday cheer to the people there. 

Some of the wreaths I made.




14 Responses

  1. cupcakepetrillo

    November 23, 2015 11:43 am

    What a lovely idea! I am sure the smell of those wreaths will bring sweet memories to all of the residents there. You made us all proud by not complicating the event with peemail, Mr. N.

    Love and licks,

  2. Beth

    November 23, 2015 12:49 pm

    What a great thing to be a part of! I'm glad Mr. N didn't mark the boughs–my brother's dog (who had been in the family less than a year at that point) marked my parents' fake Christmas tree last year and it made me very glad that Barley is a girl (although she's recently started lifting her leg on things, so I might not be safe for long).

  3. Cathy Armato

    November 23, 2015 2:28 pm

    What a wonderful idea to make wreaths for an assisted living home! My Mom just went into one last month and I would be so delighted if someone would do that for the place she is in – I think I will ask them. I love making wreaths and other decorations for the holidays. Mr. N. is such a gentleman, of course he didn't add his way too personal "touch" to the greenery LOL!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv them

  4. Janet Keefe

    November 24, 2015 12:42 am

    What a wonderful thing to do! Those are definitely going to bring a lot of holiday cheer to the recipients.
    Mr. N was so good! Our Sheba is so disappointed when we go on a walk and pass people that ignore her…she just can't understand it! Me either! 🙂 If I was there I would have been fawning all over Mr. N and not making many wreaths…LOL.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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