Christmas Crafts for Seniors

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Christmas crafts can brighten a holiday table or provide that perfect heartfelt gift for somebody you love. They can also be a fun way to spend time with your friends and family on a snowy winter afternoon. Get creative and make some happy memories with our list of Christmas crafts for seniors.

Make Some Memories with These Festive Crafts

Does the cold weather make you feel cooped up? Keeping yourself busy in the winter is a great way to have fun with your loved ones and avoid the worst of your cabin fever. Christmas is also a great time to craft handmade gifts for your friends and loved ones. Check out these Christmas crafts for seniors, and you’ll be able to give them presents they can’t get anywhere else!

Christmas Bow Wreath

There’s no better way to welcome the holiday season than hanging a beautiful Christmas wreath on your front door. If you don’t have one handy, why not make one of your own with this easy Christmas bow wreath tutorial? You can use any bows you have left over from wrapping presents or purchase a specific color to match your holiday decor.

Paper Angel Ornament

Handmade Christmas ornaments are a thoughtful way to show someone you want to be a part of their holiday memories. These simple paper angel crafts couldn’t be more straightforward to make, and they’re a great way to use up colorful scrap paper from your craft bin. All you need are some wooden beads, string, and the ornamental paper you choose. They’re also a fun craft to make with kids, so keep this one in your pocket for when the little ones visit.

3-D Christmas Tree Card

Handmade Christmas cards are a thoughtful way to reach out and remind your loved ones how much you care. If you want to send a card that will stand out, you can make a cute 3-D Christmas tree card with some colorful paper and clever folding. If you don’t have colorful paper on hand, a white piece of paper can stand in as a snow-covered alternative.

Christmas Doily Crafts

Do you make or collect lace doilies? If you have a few extra doilies lying around, don’t toss them out just yet. Because doilies are made of delicate lacework that resembles snowflakes, they’re a perfect material to upcycle for holiday crafts. A few smart snips and a little twine can turn them into snowflakes, angels, and more. If you don’t have fabric doilies, these crafts are also great for using leftover paper doilies from holiday parties.

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Speaking of leftover materials, do you have a few old cookie cutters waiting to be put to better use? These cookie-cutter ornaments are a great way to repurpose those old baking supplies. You can use holiday wrapping paper, a favorite photograph or two, or even print out some of your favorite winter scenes from the internet. Be sure to embellish your new ornaments with fun Christmas colors and lots of glitter.


We hope these fun Christmas crafts for seniors provide you and your loved ones with comfort and joy this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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