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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Home and Garden TV Website Has Senior Crafts

Caregivers who want to find creative craft ideas for seniors can go to . Homemade toys, birdhouses, totebags, memory boxes, paper bag crafts, shoebox crafts and craft businesses are some of the topics covered in HGTV crafts.

My aunt, who uses a walker, has turned her spare room into a crafts studio. She started by making handmade keepsake greeting cards. Now she makes keepsake and heirloom items for craft bazaars.

For example, ten craft ideas caregivers could use for seniors include:
  1. rubber stamps today include artistic themes, pictures and borders
  2. scrapbooking helps preserve photos and keepsakes to nudge memories
  3. memory boxes provide storage for family memorabilia
  4. hand decorated picture frames add a home style touch to family photos
  5. handmade holiday cards become instant keepsakes and can be framed
  6. handpainted "suncatchers" are colorful plastic faux stained glass to hang in the window
  7. hand decorated birdhouses with themes, for gifts or a business
  8. using fabric paint to decorate towels, pillowcases, and table runners
  9. dried flowers and leaves can be used for decoupage
  10. photo collage with memorabilia

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