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Easy Fall Crafts for Seniors

That crisp scent in the air can only mean one thing: Fall is finally here! Celebrate the season of pumpkins, apple picking, and changing leaves with these easy fall crafts for seniors.

Easy Fall Crafts for Seniors

There are so many things to love about the fall. It heralds the return of our favorite pumpkin foods and coffees, snuggly sweaters and scarves, and even some spooky tricks and treats for fans of Halloween. Welcome the new season into your home with some easy fall crafts for seniors.

A Cinnamon Stick Candle

Cinnamon is one of the highlight ingredients of our favorite fall recipes. Where would a good pie be without it? Enjoy the scent of this autumnal spice by making a cinnamon stick candle. All you need is an LED battery-operated candle, some cinnamon sticks, and some twine. 

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

One of the best parts of the changing season is that it brings all kinds of new feathered friends to our windows. Make them feel welcome with this simple bird feeder craft. All you need is a pinecone, some peanut butter, and some birdseed. Hang your feeder from a branch nearby your window, and see who stops by for lunch.

Pressed Fall Leaves

Do you ever feel a little sad when you find a beautiful autumn leaf and realize you can’t keep it forever? Good news: with this pressed fall leaf tutorial, now you can. Press some leaves and treasure them as keepsakes, or hang on to them for other autumn crafts. 

Cinnamon Scented Pinecones

Cinnamon scented pinecones are a classic autumnal decoration. But why spend all that money at the store when you can make your own? All you need are some pinecones and some cinnamon-scented essential oil. Bring some with you to your next holiday meal as a gift for your host. They’re sure to be a hit.

Goblin and Ghost Jars

Did you love making jack o’ lanterns as a kid? It’s fun to carve up a pumpkin, but it’s less fun to deal with all the mess and hassle afterward. Instead, why not make a Ghost Jar this year? These jar crafts use paper cutouts and paint to make spooky silhouettes that the Halloween fans in your life will love. Best of all, unlike a pumpkin, you’ll be able to use these again next year.

Embroidery Hoop Spiderwebs

Maybe you want to decorate for Halloween, but you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated than a ghost in a jar. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These embroidery hoop spiderwebs are easy to make, and because they’re made of lace pieces, they’re naturally elegant as well. You might even want to leave it up all year long.

No-Sew Fleece Blanket

While there’s a lot to love about the fall, one thing some people don’t look forward to is the dip in temperature. Be prepared with this fun no-sew fleece blanket. Pick your favorite pattern, and make a warm wrap to keep by the bed or a gift for a friend who likes to keep it cozy.

Toilet Paper Pumpkins

Are you looking for that perfect fall centerpiece or windowsill decoration? Look no further than these cute toilet paper pumpkins. All you need is a roll of toilet paper and some colorful scrap fabric. They don’t even require sewing, since everything is tucked into the top of the toilet paper roll and held fast by the “stem.” You won’t believe how easy they are to make!


These easy fall crafts for seniors are only the beginning of your autumn crafting fun. You can follow them to the letter, or get creative and see what happens. The only limit is your imagination.

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