GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Pass the crayons!!

I bought Mom a sticker book that features women’s fashions from the 1950’s.

She spends hours moving the stickers from here to there. The sticker book also

serves as a catalyst to engage her in reminiscing about the good old’ days.

No doubt about it, adults across the globe are also going crazy over sticker books

and coloring books.

People claim to feel inspired, meditative, unplugged, creative, and less stressed

when they engage in these activities. Some say have not picked up a crayon

in many years, and that instantly makes them feel happy. And it’s something

that multi-generations can do together.

The American Lung Association recommends 52 stress reducers, and coloring

is one of them. Imagine that -- coloring for health benefits and socializing with

others while you color. Good stuff.So next time you’re wondering what to

get the person who has everything and needs nothing – these activity books

could be the answer. And get one for yourself.

             

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GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Fabric Canvas Art

Try your hand at this wall decor with your favorite fabric - an easy craft for all ages.

1. Buy an already-stretch canvas

2. Purchase enough fabric to cover the canvas, and then some

3. Use staple gun to adhear fabric to wood on the back side

That's it!

   

 

GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Window Treatment

Mom's bedroom needed sprucing up. I purchased three wrought-iron curtain tie backs and had them attached to the celing. Then I bought several yards of beautiful fabric and draped the fabric over the tie backs. And that's all it took to transform her bedoom windows. Cheap and easy!!

 

     

     

 

GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Memo Board

Super cute and easy to make. Use for jewelry or Mom's favorite photos.

1. Find an inexpensive frame at a second-hand store or flea market

2. Paint the frame (I like high shine)

4. Cut cork to fill the frame

5. Purchase enough fabric to cover the cork

6. Insert fabric-covered cork

7. Add push-pins and hang

 

 

GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Door Decor

My Mom's face literally lit up when I asked her if she would like to

decorate her apartment door. Yes! Yes! So off we went to the fabric

store to buy silk flowers and ribbon. She picked out everything.

I made the arrangement and voila. Instant happiness.

 

 

GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: DIY Photo Wall

Easy as can be to create a photo wall to be enjoyed by all.

Step One: Buy wood corner protector at the hardware store.

Step Two: Paint the wood.

Step Three: Nail corner protector to wall so that it creates a ledge.

You're done. Just add small photo frames!

 

 

 

 

GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: The Gift of Time

One of my favorite gifts for parents and loved ones is the gift of time.

For example, coloring Easter eggs is a tradition Mom looks forward to

every year, and so do I. We turn on the music (mostly oldies) and

laugh and sing to get our creative juices flowing.

Coloring Easter eggs with MomFun to look at & eat!

     My sister, Carol, Mom, and me

                 

GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Floor Mirror

Buy inexpensive mirror and large piece of plywood.

Paint the plywood.

Attach the mirror to the plywood.

Add crown molding or other decorative wood accents.

using a cheap mirror from Walmart or Target: Attach to a piece of plywood (paint it first), then add either crown molding or any other type of wooden accents diy-projects

 

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GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Easy Furniture Redo

Give wood dressers and end tables several coats of metallic paint.

Change the knobs. Simply beautiful..

GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Framed Recipies

Create beautiful and meaningful kitchen wall art from

Mom's favorite recipies - @lizmarieblog.com.

DIY framed recipe card art @lizmarieblog.com - create meaningful & useful art for your kitchen.

 

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GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Declutter the bathroom

Use cake stand or tiered plant stand to declutters bathroom counters

Use cake stands or tiered plant stands to declutter your bathroom counters

 

GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Candle Lampshade

Clever candle lamp cheers up a small kitchen table or desk.

Gather a wineglass

8.5 x 11 scrapbook paper (trace shape of shade from photo below)

LED tea light

scissors

ouble-sided taped

 

DIY so pretty and easy - wine glass, votive candle and scrapbook paper.

 

GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Painting tool

Put paintbrush through tennis ball - great gift idea

for individuals with special needs, arthritis/carpal tunnel.

 

Put paintbrush through tennis ball - for individuals with special needs, arthritis/carpal tunnel...:

 

GIFTS FOR AGING PARENTS: Organic Citrus Body Scrub

Wouldn't mom love a foot massage? All of the natural ingredients

can be found right in your kitchen.

DIY Organic Citrus Body Scrub - wouldn't mom love this for a foot massage?

Citrus Body Scrub Ingredients:

Directions:
Start by placing sea salt in a small glass bowl or wide mouth jar.

Add coconut oil and olive oil and mix together until smooth.

Add a few squeezes of fresh fruit for desired amount and stir.

If you don’t have coconut oil around, use all olive oil and you can

always swap a couple of drops of organic essential oils in place

of the fresh fruit juice for larger batches to keep longer.

 

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