DIY gift ideas that can be created in arts & crafts sessions. Show your appreciation for volunteers and staff or give away to friends and loved ones.
'Snake plant' or Sansevieria is a plant that can be easily grown even if you don't have a green thumb! It is hardy, needs little water and is forever green.
Mosaic activities are creative, addictive and calming. Mosaics make any surface beautiful! They can be used as a saucepan and spoon rest, a teapot rest, or to sit a pot plant upon. This is a lovely activity for seniors, it's one the men will enjoy too.
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These look lovely in the kitchen or a bedroom and will last for many years. They can be used for photos, messages, reminders, grocery lists, and business cards. A wonderful activity for seniors in nursing homes.
This activity is a great gift for anyone: it is easy to make and quite affordable. Here is an example on how it can be done - hopefully this will serve as inspiration for clients to make their own original project.
Lavender sachets can be hung in wardrobes or placed in drawers or given as gifts to friends. This is a stimulating activity for seniors!
Here are some ideas for affordable gifts and Golden Carers homemade gifts.
Beautiful and easy to make! Abayomi rag dolls are traditional of Africa and can be adapted to celebrate the native people of any country. They are also a lovely gift idea for any occasion.
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Consider this easy to make gift for Mother’s Day or for Volunteers. These pin cushions are fun to make!
Recycle bottles with sand and make them into vases and containers for knick-knacks.
Celebrate Volunteers Day with a lunch or High Tea in their honor. You can make it extra especial if you give them an inexpensive gift; preferably made by the residents.
Vases are always in short supply at many facilities. This activity provides your clients with a lovely useful vase made from relatively inexpensive items.
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A cute craft idea to sell on a stall or trading table.
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Recycling bottles into vases or containers can be fun. This activity is an ideal gift for a friend, volunteer or family member.
There is nothing like a personalised Mother's Day card made with love! They are easy to make and require materials you can find around the place or your local discount store. There are no rules so let the imagination run wild.
They are easy to make and an ideal present for a friend or relative or perhaps a kind nurse or volunteer.
This is another great activity that can be offered as a present to someone close to you or to a volunteer/staff for their time and kindness.
Celebrate Mother's Day with beautiful floral decorations with photo centerpieces!
I find this activity very rewarding. Participants can have the pleasure of holding dough in their hands for fun; no need for gloves like when they are cooking.
This is an easy craft that can be run over 2 craft sessions.
Easy and fun, this activity takes roughly one hour to make. This is an ideal inexpensive gift to make for a volunteer or to offer as a birthday gift.