Fun Fall & Winter Crafts to Add Sparkle to Your Holidays
The fall and winter months are ripe with holidays and festivities. That’s why this is such a great time of year to get creative, and spend some time crafting– 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. This season is a time to reflect on the positive things in life– the things we’re thankful for– while also spending quality time with the people we care about the most. A great way to spice up time spent with friends or other residents at Riverwood Senior Living assisted living community is by getting your craft on! Below we will highlight several fun, DIY project ideas that are sure to kick up your Christmas spirit a few notches.
DIY Pumpkin Planters
Our first fun idea surrounds DIY pumpkin planters. A great way to extend the life of your fall pumpkins is to hollow them out, and then repurpose them as vases 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 a whole lot of 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. Or you can fill it with dirt and add some succulents for a fun planter. Check out this tutorial for inspiration and tips for completing this perfect-for-fall DIY project.
Craft Your Own Snow Globe
Fashion your own snow globe out of a repurposed mason jar! This winter craft is sure to be fun and festive, adding a little cheer to your room. Using things like bottlebrush mini Christmas trees, matchbox cars, and other figurines, you can put together a custom snow globe scene that’s what dreams are made of– a glittery winter wonderland. Keep it on your nightstand or desk, or give it to a friend to spread some Christmas cheer! Check out easy steps for how to make a simple, waterless snow globe here! You’ll love having this sweet memento around.
Homemade Tree Ornaments
Remember when you used to make your own Christmas ornaments as a child? We all made them in grade school and lovingly brought them home to our parents, who cherished them for years to come. What better time than now to revisit the simple pleasure of creating something that inspires joy?
You can easily make simple and unique holiday ornaments with ordinary items. One such craft project you could try is fashioning ornaments from cookie cutters. To get started, you’ll need cookie cutters, decorative paper or photos, and ribbon or string. These fun and festive ornaments will look lovely hanging on your tree, or make the most special gifts for your friends and family. Maybe you could make some for your neighbors at Riverwood assisted living community! Peruse a full list of supplies you’ll need and steps to make your own cookie cutter ornaments here.
Cookie Decorating Party
Another festive pastime for the fall and winter seasons is cookie decorating! Nothing quite says Christmas like fancy cookies, right? Not only is this a great way to spark your creativity, but it also makes for a delicious treat you can enjoy in the process! Get set up with some pre-baked cookies (even store-bought cookies work just fine), icing, and sprinkles, then decorate sugar cookies or gingerbread men, bringing life to each one as you go! After decorating, you can give away your fancy cookies, or host a cookie swap party to share the festive treats with all your friends and assisted living community neighbors. Take a look at this simple tutorial for making snowman cookies with Fieldstone Gingerbread Snacks.