Saturday, January 25, 2014

26 Days of Kawasaki Disease Awareness: Day 25





To commemorate the 4th annual National Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day on January 26, 2014, I will be posting 26 ideas on how you can spread KD awareness in your own community and beyond - one idea per day until the 26th.  

Here are the past days:
Day 6: Contact news outlets about running a KD story.
Day 7: Decorate your home and car windows with KD awareness.
Day 8: Participate in a KD Clinical Study
Day 9: Share Kawasaki Disease themed infographics and memes.
Day 10: Organize a 5K run for Kawasaki Disease.
Day 11: Get your community involved in KD awareness.
Day 12: Hand out heart lollipops with KD information.
Day 13: Start or join a Kawasaki Disease support group.
Day 14: Buy, make, and wear KD awareness.
Day 15: Organize a charity golf or mini-golf tournament for KD.
Day 16: Organize a local blood drive for KD and donate blood.
Day 17: Get your child's school involved.
Day 18: Make a KD inspired float for a local parade.
Day 19: Organize a charity sporting event for KD.

Now let's get to today's idea:

Day 25: Make a Kawasaki Disease awareness inspired wreath.

If you consider yourself a crafty person, consider combining that hobby with KD awareness.  There are many crafts that you could do to raise awareness -- you could make red and orange awareness ribbons, christmas tree ornaments, awareness posters, stuffed animals, and the list goes on and on.  

I happen to enjoy making wreaths and was inspired by a heart-shaped, felt circle wreath that I thought lent itself perfectly to this cause.  Here is my finished KD Awareness wreath.





I won't bother to write out my own instructions, considering there are many far more crafty blogs that have done just that.  Here are a few more tutorials to choose from, each has their own tricks and tips:

How to Make a Ruffly Felt Rosette Wreath by Domistifluff (this is the original one that most others I've seen are based on)
Felt Ruffle Wreath by See Vanessa Craft
Pinked Felt Wreath by All Things Simple
Heart Wreath by The Idea Room

After you get your basic wreath done, you can start to customize it with KD awareness.  Add pictures, words, or maybe black "KD" letters to give your wreath a personal touch.  (I didn't quite have time for that with mine.)




Have you made anything crafty for KD awareness? Tell us about it and give us some pictures! 





And now for another question: how you would like to win this wreath? I'm giving this wreath away to one lucky reader so you can share KD awareness in your own home.  Please enter the raffle below for a chance to win.  I will announce the winner tomorrow, on the last day of 26 days of KD awareness, which also happens to be National Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day!





I'm using Rafflecopter to put on this giveaway.  I've never done anything like this before, so I apologize in advance if anything goes wrong! If I've done everything correctly, you should be able to enter simply by tweeting, liking on Facebook, or leaving a comment on this post.  Tell us what you are planning to do for KDAD! 




Here's hoping this goes smoothly!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

4 comments:

  1. What a pretty wreath! I plan to tweet/facebook about Kawasaki Disease Awareness day tomorrow and into the week.

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  2. I love everything you've been doing for KD! You are an inspiration to us all.

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    1. Thank you so much! Couldn't have done it without all the support I've received from the KD community!!!

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