Easy Fall Crafts for Seniors

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There’s nothing like a cozy fall afternoon with a mug of tea and your crafting bin. We have you covered if you’re looking for a new craft to try this fall. Get ready for autumn with these easy fall crafts for seniors.

Easy Fall Crafts for Seniors

Fall is here, and that chill in the air means one thing: it’s time to find some new indoor activities to enjoy. With a variety of holidays and cooler temperatures to work with, fall brings plenty of opportunities for crafters to flex their skills. You can welcome fall with a creative touch by trying one of these easy fall crafts for seniors.

Customizable Fall Wreath

An autumn wreath is a classic way to decorate and celebrate the changing season, so why not make your own? This tutorial shows you how to create a simple wreath with glue, ribbons, cardboard, and simple handmade paper flowers. However, the best thing about this wreath is that you can customize it with your favorite fall imagery. Why not add some spooky pumpkins or fall foliage?

Preserving Fall Leaves

Speaking of fall foliage, the vibrant red, orange, and yellow leaves that fall from the trees can make great craft supplies and decorations. If you’ve never preserved leaves before, there are several ways you can do so quickly and easily. Different preservation methods will create different levels of stability for your dried leaves, so be sure to consider how you eventually plan to use them. Dried leaves can be added to wreaths and centerpieces, used as decorative elements in other crafts, or even framed and put on the wall!

Coffee Can Scarecrow

If you’re looking for a centerpiece that will leave you with a smile, this cheery coffee can scarecrow is the perfect craft to brighten up your fall table. All you need to put it together is a coffee can, some fabric scraps, and some craft glue. This tutorial can be used with any size of can and is also an excellent fit for oatmeal containers.

Fall Napkin Luminaries

If you like to buy holiday-themed disposable napkins, you know that they can be hard to use up at other times of the year. A clever way to repurpose them is to use them in these fall napkin luminaries. You only need a mason jar, Mod Podge, and your favorite decorative paper napkins. If you plan to use them indoors, we recommend placing battery-operated tea lights inside your luminaries instead of candles; they’re fire-safe and last longer.

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins

Once your mason jar luminaries are set up, what will you do with the lids? This cute and trendy mason jar lid pumpkin is a great way to use old mason jar supplies. All you need is a handful of mason jar lids and pipe cleaners to make the body of the pumpkin, and then you can decorate it with whatever you like! This tutorial recommends painting the lids orange and making a stem from a cinnamon stick, a great centerpiece element for an autumnal holiday meal. Use your imagination, and the sky is the limit.

We hope these easy fall crafts for seniors will provide memorable fun for you and your loved ones. Which one would you like to try?

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