Autumn Crafts for Seniors

colorful fall leaves

When it gets chilly outside, there’s nothing like a cozy autumn afternoon spent doing some fun things indoors. So pour yourself a big mug of your favorite tea, get out your box of art supplies, and prepare to make these fun autumn crafts for seniors.

Autumn Crafts for Seniors

Everyone has their favorite way to pass a chilly autumn afternoon. Some people like to get cozy under a blanket and watch their favorite movies. For others, an afternoon spent making crafts is an afternoon well-spent. If you’re looking for some new arts and crafts to try, check out some of our favorite autumn crafts for seniors.

Fall Napkin Luminaries

One of the best things about crafts is that they can be a great way to recycle things you’re no longer using. For example, it can be hard to find a way to use seasonally-themed napkins once the holiday they’re celebrating has passed. You can find a new purpose for your Halloween or Thanksgiving-themed napkins by turning them into napkin luminaries. Instead of letting them take up space in your cupboard, get some mod podge and mason jars and turn them into art!

Coffee Can Scarecrow

If you’re looking for a way to use some old buttons or felt scraps, why not use them to make a fun decoration? These charming coffee can scarecrows are easy to make and ensure you’ll always have a friendly face at your breakfast table. Follow the design pattern in the tutorial, or get creative and make a funny face for the scarecrow of your own design.

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

Pumpkins will always be in the picture whether you’re decorating for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or general autumn festivities. You can repurpose mason jar lids into gorgeous pumpkin-themed decorations with just a little orange paint and glue. The tutorial recommends spray paint, but acrylic paints will work just as well.

Glittery Decorative Leaves

Are you looking for a gift for the bookworm in your life? They’ll be charmed by these glittery book page leaves. If you’re worried about sacrificing a good book, don’t worry, you don’t need to cut up any of your old favorites. You can use magazine pages, favorite photographs or pictures, or even print some of your favorite autumnal poems from the internet. Just trace a leaf pattern, cut them out, and apply glitter on the edges.

Leaf-Stamped Napkins

If you know someone who loves to host a holiday meal, you know they’ll appreciate some customized linen napkins. You can be their Thanksgiving hero by bringing them some personalized leaf-stamped napkins. All you need are some napkins, acrylic paint, and some fresh autumn leaves from outside. This method also works with pressed flowers and other simple shapes.

A Fall Bucket List

Sometimes autumn means spending more time indoors, but don’t forget that there’s a lot of fun to be had outside too. If you’re looking for an excellent way to motivate yourself to enjoy some fall activities, this Fall Bucket List will do the trick. You can use the activities suggested in the tutorial or come up with some of your own. Is there a fall hike you’ve been meaning to take, or a new pumpkin-spiced coffee drink you’ve been waiting to try? Keep track of them with the Bucket List, and you’ll never have a dull autumn day again.


Try these autumn crafts for seniors next time you plan to spend a day indoors. After all, they do make great gifts, and Christmas is just around the corner!

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