Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dress Up Some Skates for Christmas

November passes with a whirlwind.  I think I was out of town every weekend.  Needless to say, not much got accomplished around here.  So tonight I whipped out three projects and I'll post about all of them soon.

My Christmas tree is up but has no ornaments on it.  I'm ready for my house to start looking more Christmasy so I started with a Christmas project.

I found a pair of old ice skates at an antique mall this summer.



I love the red pom pom on the toe!

I decided to use them as a container for a holiday bouquet.  So I picked up some dry floral foam and some Christmas picks at Michael's and set to work.

The floral foam was a cube and wouldn't fit into the skate so I had to cut it down.  

It cut easily with a kitchen knife.  When I was finished trimming it, it looked like this:

I stuffed it down into the neck of the skate and then laced it up.


Next it was just a matter of sticking the floral picks into the foam.  I decided to go with two different themes.


The first was a very metallic, contemporary look.


The second skate was adorned with classic winter greens.



I think I may leave this one on the mantle!



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5 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh definitely leave it on the mantel - so pretty! I love vintage skates and sleds at the holidays! Almost I'm always playing and tweaking till the last minute!

Jamie said...

The skate looks beautiful on the mantle. I'm so glad that you showed how to do this look! Have a wonderful holiday season! ~ Jamie

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Both skates are fabulous.

craftyles said...

I have a pair of skates and haven't used them yet. Yours are so cute. You're inspiring me to get them out and use them.

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

I found a pair of skates at a thrift shop this summer but haven't used them yet, but I so want to!!! I love yours!
Nancy