Winter Crafts for Seniors

It’s natural for life to slow down a little bit in the colder months of the year. However, staying active and engaged with activities that bring joy to your life is still important. Embracing winter crafts for seniors can give you a fun way to keep busy while also making unique gifts for yourself and your loved ones. Next time you’re bored on a chilly day, why not try one of these crafts?

Cozy Up with These Winter Crafts for Seniors

No-Sew Fleece Blanket

Everybody needs a cozy blanket in the wintertime. You can make an easy and cute no-sew fleece blanket with a few yards of material and an hour or two. The only other tool you need is a pair of scissors. Choose a material that matches your decor and make a bespoke accessory for your sofa or a few blankets as midwinter gifts for your friends.

Tea Light Snowmen

These clever tea light decorations use the light’s LED “flame” as the orange carrot nose for a smiling snowman. All you need to finish the job is a black marker and some scrap materials for embellishments. This tutorial recommends using these as Christmas ornaments, but you can use them to add a cheerful, snowy face to your home wherever you need it most. Turn them into refrigerator magnets, door decorations, and more.

Tissue-Paper Stained Glass

Is the grey winter weather getting you down? You can invite sunlight and color into your living space by making simple “stained glass” suncatchers for your window. All you need is some tissue paper, wax paper, and glue. You can use this technique to make all kinds of translucent, colorful decorations to hang in the window and brighten your home. This is also a fun activity to do with little ones when they visit!

Easy Winter Door Wreath

Who says a wreath on your door is only for Christmas? Winter wreaths have a long tradition of welcoming people into a well-appointed home with seasonal greenery and decorative flair. You can try many different designs, from a minimalist version made with an embroidery hoop to more elaborate collections of winter materials and decorations. A winter door wreath can be a great way to use those extra bits and bobs in your craft bin, and it’ll spread seasonal cheer to everyone who comes to your home.

Reach Out with a Homemade Greeting Card

One of the most challenging parts of the winter months is that they can be isolating for some people. If you have someone who needs a reminder that you care, a homemade greeting card can do the trick. This tutorial outlines several techniques you can use to make a beautiful card that will brighten anybody’s day. You can even start a card exchange with your friends in faraway places!


We hope these winter crafts for seniors provide a fun diversion for you on a snowy day. And if you’re looking for a community that supports active seniors all year long, visit us at Springhouse Village.

Are you interested in retiring in Springfield, Missouri? At Springhouse Village, we know how important it is to enjoy your retirement in a lively and welcoming environment. We make it easy for our residents to participate actively in our community. Whether that means encouraging residents to join an exercise class or assisting them in starting a garden club, we strive to help our residents thrive. To learn more about the amenities and services we offer, contact Springhouse Village today by sending us a message online or calling 417-708-3403.

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