How To Decorate Wedding Crutches

Hello everyone. Today is my wedding day! And to tide you over in my absence while I’m busy becoming a Mrs and honeymooning, I’ve finally put together this post on how I decorated my old, scuffed grey crutches for my wedding. I promise I’ll post pics of the dress and me n hubby when I get back ๐Ÿ™‚

When I did a search on how to do this, I came up with a blank. It’s one of the few times an internet search has failed me. On all the relevant forums, everyone advised you to postpone the wedding until you no longer need crutches. In my case, this would never happen (not without great leaps forward in technology, lol.) And so, the idea for this post was born.

So, here’s how to get from old scuffed crutches to this …

1. Take your old crutches …

2. Take your double-sided sticky tape …

This needs to be strong. I bought mine via ebay.

3. Wind the tape around your crutches …

* Don’t wrap the handle. The material on my handles reacted to the sticky tape, and I ended up with a wet mess. I had to remove the tape and sugar-soap it. The ribbon wraps fine without the tape. (You could wrap the tape straight to the crutches if you wanted. I’m a belt and braces kind of a gal, though, and wanted to make sure it stuck!)

*Once your tape is on, carefully peel off the paper to expose the sticky tape.

4. Now wrap your satin ribbon around the crutch …

I bought this from ebay.
Take care to keep the ribbon straight and don’t twist it or let it crease.

5. Cut the end of the ribbon with a heated ribbon cutter …

The ribbon cutter will stop it from fraying. You don’t want to cut it with scissors as it will leave you with a tattered end.
You can pick up a ribbon cutter in most craft stores or from the likes of Amazon and ebay.

6. Take your organza flowers & superglue …

*Turn the flower wrong side up and apply a small dab of superglue.
* I bought my flowers from … you guessed it(!) … ebay.
*The superglue is general household glue.
*I used a cleanable mat for glueing to protect my work surface. You can pick one up from most craft stores or the likes of Amazon and ebay.

7. Stick your flowers one at a time over the wrapped satin ribbon …

You’ll need to press and hold for about 60 seconds.
**Take care not to glue your fingers to the flower!**
(Apologies for the blurriness of this image.)

8. Stick a flower over the join where your ribbon ends …

This helps to disguise the join.

That’s it! You’re done!

If you’re reading this post because you have an upcoming wedding yourself, then have a wonderful big day!

Please feel free to leave comments, but until I return from honeymoon, you won’t hear from me. I’ll be sure to respond as soon as I’m back. Thanks for all your support, everyone ๐Ÿ™‚


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[And, finally, a disclaimer. I take no responsibility for any accidents, injuries, or mishaps which may occur if you try this yourself. In an effort to help other brides-to-be in my position, I have shown how I did it for myself and don’t prescribe what you should do.]


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14 Comments on “How To Decorate Wedding Crutches

  1. All my years of crafting, and I didn’t know there was such a thing as a ribbon cutter. Now I need one.

    The crutches look wonderful, and I’m sure you do, too. Wishing you the happiest of wedding days. I can’t wait to hear all about it (and see lots of pictures). <3

    • Lol on the ribbon cutter. Thanks, Staci! Promise to get pics up soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Clever project. Hope you have a lovely day, and honeymoon. Weโ€™ll be here when you get back.

    • Thanks, Craig! Had a lovely day and honeymoon … getting back to reality now, lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I think it’s very clever what you did with the crutches.
    And now I am imagining you in all the whimsy and love of a whirlwind wedding day followed by a magical honeymoon. Wishing all the best to the new Mr. & Mrs.
    I raise a glass of cyber champagne to you both. Cheers and wishes for a lifetime of happiness! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks so much, Mae! We had a fab time all around. Drinking cyber champs with you! ๐Ÿ™‚