Asked on Oct 14, 2017

Ideas and projects for someone who is in a wheelchair?

ElaineMickeyLinda Sikut


Limite items for collection to do project due to lack of workspace and collection of items needed to complete project and storage

5 answers
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on Oct 14, 2017

    There are lots of different things you could do....Things like embroidery, cross stitch, etc can be down while sitting. Also, things like jewelry making, beading, decoupage, etc can be done as long as you are able to have a table or work surface available. All of the supplies and equipment for these crafts are fairly small and take up very little room as well.
  • Jean SF
    on Oct 14, 2017

    Dollar tree has a lot of arts and crafts and I've done a lot of my projects on my TV tray... just made a cute item with a dragon I will be posting soon...
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 14, 2017

    While at the Dollar store, look for something that you can use for some storage of leftovers. The items for a project can be kept out but storing leftovers is more of an issue, as far as I'm concerned. Maybe some plastic baskets that will fit on a table/dresser/shelf - or other place in your home. You might also consider a 'tower' of plastic drawers that you can put in a corner. Something similar to this:

    Mine is a tad taller and the top 3 drawers are not as deep which I think is perfect because I don't need deep drawers for everything. You can make cardboard dividers to fit between different items in a drawer if that helps.

    Best of luck to you. I hop you find a craft that you love. If you find a really great one, you could open an online shop at and sell them to make a little extra money. You can get free Priority boxes at the post office for free if you can find one that will fit your item. If you go online, you can order them sent to your home so you don't have to go out. I think they will pick them up too, but I don't know if they charge to do that I believe shipping is now $5.95 for the regular box but that would be charged to the customer. They also have larger ones with a shipping rate which is higher. You can find all of that information on
  • Mickey
    on Oct 14, 2017

    bead work. All you need is a tray with a soft cloth to separate the colors of beads and needle and thread. Small beads will require a special beading needle and I like to use very fine fishing line for thread. You can make jewelry or decorate clothing.....collars, cuffs, jeans.
  • Elaine
    on Oct 14, 2017

    I am very limited in space as well. The answer really depends on what you like to do or have always wanted to do. It might be needlework (embroidery/knitting) or jewelry making (like other people have mentioned) or, perhaps, you might like making your own cards which can be fun because there’s always someone having a birthday or a celebration of some kind.

    For storage, I’d suggest taking a look at your bedroom dresser - assuming you have one. Why? Because I did the same thing ... I started organizing my drawers, removing any tops, nightgowns, etc. that didn’t fit or I didn’t wear and was amazed at the pile I then gave to Goodwill and then had an empty drawer to store my craft items! Can you try that? You’ll then solve a storage dilemma.

    Another hobby that REALLY takes little space is watercolors. All you need is a pan of watercolors (dollar stores even have them), watercolor paper, a few soft brushes and give it a try. You can then paint little scenes OR paint your own cards!
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