Fun Fall & Winter Crafts to Make the Season Bright
Fall is a great time of year to get festive and spend some time creating– whether it’s for the sake of passing the time, to make a gift for a friend or loved one, or even just to liven up your own living space in your assisted living community. The holiday season is a time to reflect on the positive things in life– things we’re thankful for– while enjoying time with the people we care about the most. A fantastic way to add a little interest to the time spent with friends or other residents at Regency is crafting! Below we will highlight several fun, DIY project ideas that are sure to be a fun time.
DIY Pumpkin Flower Vases
Our first fun craft project is DIY pumpkin flower vases. Extend the life of your fall pumpkins by hollowing them out and repurposing them as bases for beautiful flower arrangements. This makes a great centerpiece for a table, addition to any living space, or a thoughtful, handmade gift for a friend!
This fall craft is super simple and super fun. All you have to do is choose your pumpkin, cut a hole in the top and scrape out the inside, then add some water and your florals. With some pumpkins, depending on the size and shape, you may be able to hide a small glass or vase inside to hold the water. Check out this tutorial for inspiration and tips for completing this perfect-for-fall DIY project.
DIY Snow Globe
Make your own snow globe by repurposing an old mason jar with this DIY project! This winter craft is sure to be fun, and add a little cheer to your living space. Using things like bottlebrush mini Christmas trees, matchbox cars, and other figurines, you can put together a custom snow globe scene… A glittery winter wonderland that’s the stuff of dreams. Keep it on your desk or nightstand, or give it to a friend to spread even more Christmas cheer! Check out the easy steps for how to make a waterless snow globe here!
Cookie Cutter Ornaments
It may have been long ago, but we’ve all made our own Christmas ornaments. We did it in grade school and carefully brought them home to our proud mothers who prized them for years to come. So why not revisit the simple pleasure of creating something that sparks joy for yourself and others?
You can easily make lovely and one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments with ordinary, everyday items. One such craft project you could try is fashioning ornaments from cookie cutters. The main things you’ll need are the cookie cutters, decorative paper or photos, and string or ribbon. These festively fun ornaments will look lovely hanging on your tree, or make the most thoughtful gifts for your family and friends. Maybe you could make some for your neighbors at Regency! Check out a complete list of supplies you’ll need and steps to make your own cookie cutter ornaments here.
Cookie Decorating and Swap
Another fun and festive pastime for the fall and winter seasons is cookie decorating! Not only is this a great way to get your creativity flowing, but it also makes for a delicious treat you can partake of while you decorate. Just set up shop with your pre-baked cookies, icing, and sprinkles galore, and decorate sugar cookies or gingerbread men, bringing life to each one. When you’re finished decorating, you can give away your fancy cookies, or host a cookie swap party to share the merriment with your friends and assisted living community neighbors. Check out this simple tutorial for making snowman cookies with Fieldstone Gingerbread Snacks.