How to decorate crutches

Written by janece bass
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Finding out you'll need crutches for an extended period of time is usually not a festive occasion. Cheer yourself up by personalising them with images or colours you enjoy. Turn the decorating project into a family event or invite a couple of your friends over to help decorate your crutches if you want an excuse for some company.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Stickers
  • Coloured tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue
  • Faux gemstones or beads
  • Seashells
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Permanent markers

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    Stick your favourite stickers all over the crutches. For example, if you like butterflies, cover your crutches with butterfly stickers. If you're a skater, use stickers that show off your favourite brands. Bumper stickers, band stickers or any other kind of stickers can become fast and easy decorations for your crutches.

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    Wrap coloured tape around the crutches for a striped look. Use as many colours as you want or choose a single colour.

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    Plug in your hot glue gun and glue faux gemstones, beads or seashells to your crutches. Create a pattern or glue them on randomly, depending on your tastes.

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    Tie ribbons to the crutches or use hot glue to hold the ribbons in place. Choose a single colour, patterned ribbon or mix it up with a bunch of different colours.

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    Draw on your crutches with permanent markers. Use different colours or a single colour and draw shapes you like, such as swirls, polka dots, stripes, hearts, stars. You also could ask your friends to autograph the crutches as they would a cast.

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