This simple Walking Cane Decorating tutorial shows you how to take a plain cane and decorate it for a loved one. If they are getting used to the idea of a cane, sprucing it up to be fashionable can help with the transition. It can be done in about 20 minutes with the proper supplies.
This weekend is my mom’s 85th birthday so I am putting together a gift basket to take her when I see her this weekend. She has a little trouble walking so she uses a cane now. While I was thinking about what to give her, it reminded me of a DIY idea I wanted to share with you. It was a gift that my daughter made for my mother a while back.
My mom did not like the idea of using a cane at first… until we blinged it up.
We took a cane that we purchased from a drug store and added leopard-print duct tape and rhinestones. Mom always loves wild animal prints, so it made sense to use an animal print tape on her cane.
We used Duck Tape for our project and first, covered the cane while wrapping in tape. Then we put the rhinestones on, using a glue gun.
We also added some little feathers to further dress up the cane.
It really added a nice ZHUZH to the walking cane!
Walking Cane Decorating – Supplies Needed
- Walking Cane
- Decorative Duct Tape
- Rhinestones or crystals
- Decorative feather Boa. or feathers
- glue gun
- Wipe down the walking cane and let dry completely.
- Begin at the top of the can and tape around the cane in a spiral format to the bottom of the cane. Trim with scissors as necessary
- Add rhinestones or crystals with a glue gun.
- Add feathers or boa trim as desired.
- Let dry completely prior to using.
My mom loved it. It made it a little easier to embrace now that it was fashionable and made with love from her granddaughter. It was also a one of a kind design and she always makes sure not to leave it behind.
These make nice gifts for elderly family members if you know someone who uses a cane. We hope you enjoyed this fun craft tutorial.
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