Easy Christmas Wreath Suitable for the Chronically Ill

This easy Santa wreath is the perfect wreath for everyone, however, it’s more suitable for the chronically ill. Having several chronic illnesses, my hands become numb after moving my hands for a long period of time. I also have extreme fatigue that severely limits me. This is a craft to get you into the Christmas spirit that won’t over exhaust you. It didn’t make my hands numb, and it only took me an hour to achieve my little Santa! Remember, we have gone/still going through the worst, we still need to have fun too. It will also give you a sense of accomplishment and gives you something to be proud of when you complete it.  I got all of my supplies at Michael’s Craft store. So, let’s get started!

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Supplies needed 

  • 2 rolls of 6 inch white tulle
  • 12 inch Styrofoam ring
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • A Santa hat
  • Ribbon to hang wreath

Directions

  • Cut tulle strips about arm length. It’s easier to cut a lot of strips before you tie them to the ring. Fold strip in half.20171124_1547541632730169.jpg
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  • Put the loop portion under the ring. Grab both ends, so the ends are touching around the ring. Pull the loose end through the loop and pull tightly.20171124_1549021134517101.jpg

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  • Repeat first two steps until the tulle is covering half of the ring.
  • Turn each tulle knot so they are facing outside of the ring and fluff the tulle to make it look like a beard.
  • Hot glue the ribbon, hanger style, so it will hang the wreath.
  • Hot glue the hat on the portion of the ring where there is no tulle. *TIP* make sure the space of the tulle and the hat covers all white parts so you don’t see the white of the Styrofoam.20171201_165110430815358.jpg
  • Hang up your wreath and be proud of yourself!

I hope you enjoy this Christmas craft. It’s a great and easy way to swiftly bring some holiday cheer to your house! This craft is perfect for anyone, however, it’s suitable for a chronically ill person. Remember, even though we are hurting and feeling miserable it’s crucial to still have fun. Keep fighting, stay strong, and stay positive.❀

74 thoughts on “Easy Christmas Wreath Suitable for the Chronically Ill

  1. Thank you πŸŽ„I too put off projects or even fun things due to numbing of the hands and being uncomfortable in general. I have neck and back issues. I have been wanting to make a knot blanket for a while but I keep putting it off because I have to do it on the floor and it just becomes painful. I just take tons of breaks- this is frustrating because you have to realign everything all over again. But it’s worth it! Might give this wreath a try and my kids can help and they can add things to it πŸ˜‰

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      1. There’s always a bright side of life! πŸ˜‰ Hi, my name is Heidi and I am a patient with palindrome rheumatism. You’re doing well, keep going that way… Nice Christmas wreath πŸ™‚ Wishing you all the best…!
        Best regards, Heidi

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      2. Hi Heidi! You’re right! There’s always a bright side to life! I’m so sorry you have to go through that but you seem to have such a positive attitude, keep that going! And thank you so much, I appreciate that!! Best wishes! 😊

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  2. I am very impressed with your step-by-step instructions and points you make about limited dexterity of the hands and low energy levels. Accomplishing something beautiful in the spirit of the holidays is a wondrous reward to add to your enjoyment of the season. Best wishes from someone who also fights mobility and energy restrictions.

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      1. The writer’s dilemma of keeping it simple versus sounding too commanding. Always side with ease and flow of simplicity, strong on positive energy and sincere emotion. Sincerity always shines through!

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  3. You have got skills! It’s amazing what you can do when you set your mind to do it. I find your story interesting since I’m currently volunteering at a place that helps people with fibromyalgia and other chronic diseases. I’m glad that you have found a way to do things you love despite the difficulties with your limited dexterity. God Bless You. – Sherline πŸ˜€

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  4. Thanks so much for doing what you do! I am in the “post 5o era” Ha, as you can tell from my WordPress handle…and though my only Chronic illness is blonde ADD-ness, I have several friends who have severe fibromyalgia and I know that even the simplest daily tasks like showers, or cutting up their own food can be very difficult some days–or escalate their pain. And yet, they still want to “have a life”! I will be visiting and sharing your blog!

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  5. May God give you the strength to face the illness you are suffering from. You are so strong! I really admire you!
    I’m sorry that the doctor treated you like that, it isn’t correct.
    God bless you! 😊❀

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