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Fun Fall & Winter Crafts to Make the Season Bright

The holidays are the best time of year to get crafty, 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 at your assisted living community in Tuscaloosa. ‘Tis the season to reflect on the positive things in life– things we’re thankful for– while also soaking up special time with the people we care about the most. A wonderful way to add interest to time spent with friends or other residents at Regency Retirement Village of Tuscaloosa is through crafting! So we hope you’ll be inspired by these fun, DIY project ideas we’ve collected, and maybe try a few during this festive time of year.

Brighten your space at your assisted living community in Tuscaloosa with these fun DIY projects like make your own snow globe.Make Your Own Snow Globe

Everyone loves a sparkly, whimsical snow globe, so make your own by repurposing an old mason jar! This winter craft is sure to be fun, as well as add 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– a glittery winter wonderland that’s the stuff of dreams. Keep it on your desk or nightstand, or give it to a friend as a gift to spread the love and Christmas cheer! Check out easy steps for how to make a waterless snow globe here!

Craft Ornaments from Cookie Cutters

When was the last time you made your own Christmas ornaments? We all did it in grade school, lovingly bringing them home to our mothers who held them close to their hearts. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by revisiting the simple pleasure of creating something that sparks joy?

Oftentimes, you can be creative with things you already have around your home. You can easily make beautiful and unique 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 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 sweetest, most thoughtful gifts for your friends and family. 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.

Pumpkin Floral Arrangement

Another fun idea is DIY pumpkin flower vases. Nothing brightens up a space quite like flowers! This is also a great way to extend the life of your fall pumpkins! Hollow them out, and repurpose them as bases for beautiful flower arrangements. This makes a great centerpiece for a table, addition to any living space, or a thoughtfully handmade gift for a friend!

This fall craft is both simple to pull off, and lots of fun. Just choose your pumpkin, cut a hole in the top and scrape out the inside– then add some water and your preferred 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.

Cookie Swap

What’s Christmas without cookies? Another great pastime for the fall and winter seasons is cookie decorating! Get your creativity flowing and make a delicious treat all at the same time. Just get set up with pre-baked cookies, icing, and sprinkles aplenty, then you can decorate until your heart’s content. After you finish, you can gift your fancy cookies to friends, or host a super fun 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.