Submitted By: Val Corton, Community Life Coordinator, Woodstone-Rice Lake
A few residents here at Woodstone Senior Living Community in Rice Lake took the opportunity to bless a family in need. We teamed up with the Rice Lake Main Street Association to participate in their Annual Adopt-A-Tree Program. Businesses and organizations sign-up to decorate a tree. All decorations must be hand-made and non-breakable.
This is the 2nd year that Woodstone has participated in this Community Project. Our residents not only enjoyed getting together to create something fun, but love the idea of blessing a family that may not have a Christmas Tree this season.
To create our ornaments, we took large, non-breakable ornaments and painted the inside! We poured in a bit of acrylic paint; sometimes just one color and sometimes two or three; and swirled it around until we achieved our desired look. We really focused on that there was no perfect way to do it, and the no two could, or would, look the same.
After letting our ornaments dry upside down (so the excess paint could escape), we put the tops back on and took out our permanent markers. Now was the time to get really creative! Snowmen, trees, snowflakes, flowers, faces, and so much more were drawn on our ornaments. They looked so cute!!
Lastly, we tied ribbon to the ornament top to hang them on the tree with. Various colors and widths of ribbon really topped them off!
Our adopted tree has now been decorated with our hand-made ornaments and a ribbon bow with streamers. We may never know who receives our Christmas Tree, but we are very thankful for the opportunity to give back to our community. Merry Christmas!!!