Deck the halls with an array of jolly winter crafts.

If you’re a crafter, the beauty and wonder of the holiday season bring loads of inspiration to make something wonderful. Whether you want to create handmade gifts or décor for your home, these festive winter craft ideas for seniors – and everyone – are just the ticket. Deck the halls with these seven festive projects:

  1. Waterless snow globes
  2. Snowflake clings
  3. Winter wreaths
  4. DIY mugs
  5. No-knot fleece blanket
  6. Holiday cards
  7. Ornaments

Learn more about these winter craft ideas for seniors and how to get started with each below.


Waterless snow globes

Waterless snow globes is one winter craft idea for seniors.

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Making water-filled snow globes can be tricky – and messy! These waterless globes are adorable and easy to craft, making the possibilities endless. To get started, you’ll need a few basic supplies, including glass jars, artificial snow, glitter, a hot glue gun, and some decorative elements like little trees, snowmen, or other winter figurines. Then, you can glue your decorative elements upside-down to the jar lid, add artificial snow and glitter to the jar, put the lid back on, and flip it over. It’s that simple!

Snowflake clings

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This festive winter craft idea for seniors can add a touch of seasonal delight to your windows. You can make do-it-yourself (DIY) snowflake window clings with some school glue, glitter glue, or puffy paint. First, find a snowflake design online or create your own snowflake pattern by hand on a piece of paper. Then, lay parchment paper over your design and trace with the glue or puffy paint. Sprinkle a bit of glitter on them if you want them to sparkle. Once they’re dry, your snowflakes will peel right off the parchment paper. You can also use a flat knife to help get them started. With just a dab of hot glue in the corners, they’ll stick nicely to your windows (and should peel off cleanly).

Winter wreaths

Winter wreaths is another winter craft idea for seniors.

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Welcome guests to your home with a handmade winter wreath. This seasonal craft is a traditional classic and can be as simple or intricate as you’d like! Here’s a simple winter wreath design, a glamorous pine cone based design, and a more intricate DIY sled design for inspiration.

Decorated mugs

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‘Tis the season for hot cocoa, and lots of it! This seasonal drink – or any hot beverage – tastes even better in this embellished mug inspired by the season. Decorate plain glass or white ceramic mugs with acrylic paints, nail polish, glitter, top rack dishwasher-safe Mod Podge®, permanent markers, and other supplies. You can even get creative and add chalkboard paint! Here are some tips from DIY Candy to get started.

No-knot fleece blanket
If you’ve heard of easy no-sew tie blankets where you tie fringed edges in a knot, you might love this no-knot version even better! These soft and cozy blankets are perfect for snuggling with on a cold winter’s night, and they also make wonderful gifts for children, pets, or anyone! These no-knot fleece blankets are an easy winter craft idea for seniors that you can make in a flash.

Holiday cards

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There are many ways to infuse creativity and style into a homemade holiday card. From seasonal patterns and natural textures to festive embellishments and heartfelt messages, this winter craft is sure to be a hit with everyone you know. This website provides a few designs to use as inspiration, including directions for the poinsettias card featured on this page. If you want to skip the cutting, check your local craft store for pre-cut poinsettia leaves and stickers. Your family and friends are sure to appreciate receiving holiday cards with your personal touch.


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Homemade ornaments are the final winter craft idea on our list, and it’s for those who love to decorate the house – or a tree – with festive flare. They also make a special and unique gift you can give to others during this jolly season. From snowflakes to stars and cookie-shaped designs, there’s plenty of inspiration out there for creating beautiful and festive ornaments. We thought these Scrabble Letters Ornaments were particularly charming – all you need are Scrabble letters, ribbons, and glue! You could spell your grandchildren’s names, holiday wishes, or any word or name that makes you smile during the holiday season. Find these and other easy handmade ornaments and decorations from HGTV.

Speaking of Scrabble, did you know that it may help improve your memory? Learn more about memory-boosting games for seniors here.

Share these festive winter craft ideas for seniors with your friends, family, or grandkids! Keep the fun going even longer with this list of things to do with your grandkids this winter from our blog.

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