Fun Fall & Winter Crafts for a Very Merry Season
It’s the best time of year to get creative and spend some time crafting– whether it’s merely to pass the time, to make a gift for a loved one, or even just to brighten up your own space in your assisted living community. The holiday season is a time to reflect on the good things in life– the things we’re thankful for– while also enjoying quality time with the people we love. Crafting is the perfect way to add a little pizzaz to time spent with friends or other residents at Regency Retirement Village of Morristown! Check out our list of DIY project ideas that are sure to be a swell time.
Cookie Cutter Tree Ornaments
How long has it been since you made your own Christmas ornaments? We all did this as children and brought our creations home to our proud mothers who lovingly hung onto them for years to come. Why not revisit the simple pleasure of creating something that sparks joy?
You can make beautiful and unique holiday ornaments with everyday items. One holiday project you could try is crafting ornaments from cookie cutters. The things you’ll need are cookie cutters, decorative paper or photos, and ribbon or string. These fun, festive 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 Retirement Village of Morristown! Check out a complete list of supplies you’ll need and the steps to make your own cookie cutter ornaments here.
Homemade Snow Globes
Repurpose an old mason jar to make your own snow globe! This winter craft is sure to be fun, and add some cheer to any room. Using things like bottlebrush mini Christmas trees, matchbox cars, figurines and more, you can put together a customized snow globe– a glittery winter wonderland that’s the stuff of dreams. Keep it on your nightstand or give it to a friend to spread holiday cheer! Check out simple steps for how to make a waterless snow globe here!
Do-It-Yourself Pumpkin Flower Vases
This fun idea surrounds DIY pumpkin flower vases. A great way to extend the life of your fall pumpkins is to hollow them out, and repurpose them as bases for beautiful flower arrangements. This makes a great table centerpiece addition to any living area, or a thoughtful gift for a loved one!
This fun, fall-inspired craft is super simple. All you need to do is choose a pumpkin, cut a hole in the top and scrape out the inside– then add some water and your florals. Check out this helpful tutorial for inspiration and tips for trying this perfect-for-fall DIY project.
Cookie Decorating Fun
Another fun pastime for fall and winter 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 enjoy during the fun. Prepare a station at a table or work surface with your pre-baked cookies (you can also use store-bought treats– they work just as well), icing, and lots of sprinkles for flair, and then decorate your cookies, bringing life to each one by one. When you’re finished decorating, you can give away your creations, or– better yet– host a cookie swapping party to share the merriment with your friends and assisted living community neighbors. Take a look at this helpful tutorial (Link removed) for turning Fieldstone Gingerbread Snacks into festive snowmen.
No matter how you spend your holiday season, we hope it’s as merry as can be!