Posted on Oct 23, 2013
Seniors Do Best with Care Provided in their Homes and Festive Fall Decoration Ideas
It’s hard to believe the dog days of summer are behind us. The fall holidays are fast approaching and before you know it, it will be Christmas and New Year’s Day. Fall brings in warm smells of cinnamon and fresh baked pumpkin pie. It is a wonderful time of year to snuggle up by a fireplace at night and to curl up with a good book and a blanket.
With the major fall holidays beginning at the end of October, it is time to think of some easy fall decoration ideas that you can do at home with your senior loved one. If you live near a farm or local pumpkin patch, take a look around for some beautiful, large gourds that can be easily turned into unique vases for tabletop flowers. A small, swan shaped gourd could be used as a hanging vase by cutting a hole near the neck and hollow out enough space for fall flowers like mums, black-eyed Susans and other favorites.
You may remember as a child the simple beauty of tracing over an impressive leaf and viewing that as art. There are many ways to incorporate the wide range of fall colors in the falling leaves in a new form of art. You could press some orange, yellow and red leaves, and then tape them to crafting paper to create simple, seasonal art that can be hung on the wall over the couch or in other rooms of the house that could use some livening up. Sometimes just a mini arrangement of freshly fallen leaves placed in a tiny vase is enough to bring fall into the home.
If you and your senior are adventurous when it comes to crafts, you could venture outdoors to collect pine cones. These not only smell really nice, but could be glued onto a wreath to create a new festive decoration for your loved one’s front door. Simple additions such as and orange bow and some artificial fall leaves will be the perfect touch to your fall decoration idea.
If it’s the smell of autumn you are longing for, the local craft supply stores are stocking up on cinnamon sticks and scented decorative brooms that can be placed sporadically throughout your loved one’s home. If you don’t have the time to create a fall decoration, you can at the very least breathe in the familiar scent of autumn!
It won’t be long before the fall holidays are over and it will be time to think about shoveling snow and stringing Christmas lights and planning for the activities of winter. Now that October is drawing to a close and Halloween is just around the corner, take some time out for fun for your senior loved one. There are many fall decoration ideas and a quick visit to a craft supply store may inspire you with many options.
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