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!