Program Details
Winter Luminary Craft

Turning old glass jars into winter-themed candle holders is a great craft activity for the holiday season. Residents can have fun decorating the jars with items like cranberries, cinnamon, pine sprigs, burlap, and ribbons. Placing an artificial tea light in the jar creates a cozy luminary, bringing warmth to any room. Besides the creative enjoyment, these DIY candle holders offer residents a chance to create a calm atmosphere, prompting them to appreciate the gentle candlelight and take a moment to relax, especially during the busy holiday season.

  1. Emotional Engagement: Encourage a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment through crafting.
  2. Social Engagement: Foster a communal atmosphere by prompting residents to share ideas and work together.
  3. Spiritual Engagement: Provide a reflective experience for residents to enjoy the candlelight and relax.
  1. Provide residents with old glass jars, artificial tea lights, and decorating materials.
  2. Instruct residents to clean and dry the jars before decorating.
  3. Encourage creativity with suggested items like cranberries, cinnamon, pine sprigs, burlap, and ribbons.
  4. Assist residents as needed, promoting social interaction during crafting.
  5. Once finished, place artificial tea lights inside for a cozy glow.
  6. Encourage residents to relax and enjoy their creations.

Staffing Requirements
  • 1 staff member.
  • Additional staff/volunteers to assist participants if needed.

  1. Old glass jars (one per resident)
  2. Artificial tea lights (one per resident)
  3. Decorating materials: cranberries, cinnamon, pine sprigs, burlap, ribbons
  4. Glue
  5. Scissors
  6. Optional: additional decorative items
  • Physical Injury: Be cautious of potential cuts or burns during glass jar decoration.
  • Allergic Reactions: Verify allergies to decorating materials beforehand.
  • Fire Hazard: Only use artificial tea lights to prevent fire risk.
Expected Outcomes
  1. Enhanced satisfaction and enjoyment.
  2. Strengthened social bonds through collaborative crafting.
  3. Improved fine motor skills.
  4. Stimulated creative thinking.
Program Type
Level of Care
Dimension of Wellness
Crafts, Glass crafting, Decorating, Art therapy, Interior Decoration