How to decorate crutches

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Stickers
  • Coloured tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue
  • Faux gemstones or beads
  • Seashells
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Permanent markers
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Janece Bass is a freelance writer specializing in weddings, family, health, parenting, relationships, dating, decorating, travel, music and sports. She has been writing for more than 15 years and has numerous published pieces on various websites and blogs. Bass has also ghostwritten various fiction-based novels.