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Autumn leaf wreaths create warm atmosphere
at PWL Slave Lake

October 23rd, 2017

The trouble with collecting autumn leaves for decorating is they dry out and crumble within days. Fortunately, there are beautiful craft items that hold their colour, and look great from season to season. That’s what residents at Points West Living Slave Lake used for a recent Thanksgiving craft. 

Autumn pallet

On October 5, a dozen residents met to create wreaths using an autumn pallet of fabric leaves, flowers, butterflies, and decorative acorns. Each resident chose their own pieces and placed them onto a ring of card-stock paper.

Gorgeous wreath

Recreation coordinator Hannah Kaupp says everyone was absorbed in the craft even those who took a bit to warm up to it. “Clark didn’t seem that interested at first, but we encouraged him to try, knowing that he is quite creative,” she says. “He said okay and started working, and quickly became engaged and focused, using all of the different colours and materials we had available. As you can see he created a gorgeous wreath, which he proudly hung on his door.”

Photo: Clark Purvis with his beautiful autumn wreath, at PWL Slave Lake

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