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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ice Skate Wreath

How many of you cannot wait to start decorating for Christmas?
It is my favorite holiday by far. I know the next couple of weeks will fly by and I can begin to pull a few things out everyday until the house is shimmering with the festive season.

I thought I'd share one of my most favorite wreaths, I made this one last year.



My daughter had a pair of ice skates that did not fit her anymore. I was thinking of ways to incorporate the skates into our holiday decor. Hanging it from a wreath was the perfect way to display the skate.

I coated the skate with Mod Podge and then sprinkled with glitter so it sparkled! I put some artificial greenery and berries in the opening if the skate and tied it to the wreath. I topped it with a big bow in traditional Christmas colors. And a little bow around the neck of the skate.

It was hanging on my door in less than an hour!





Imagine, Improvise & Invent

Sarah

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41 Comments:

At November 17, 2011 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Gen said...

That's just so darling! What a great idea Gill.
Proud to be your newest follower! Gen from
www.cabinfeveredgem@blogspot.com

 
At November 17, 2011 at 12:12 PM , Anonymous Linsey said...

What a cool idea! I just saw a bunch of ice skates at goodwill recently...I might have to go back and snatch them up!

♥Linsey

 
At November 17, 2011 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

very cute wreath!

 
At November 17, 2011 at 1:01 PM , Blogger The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I love this so much. I was a figure skater for many years and kicking myself for not saving at least ONE pair of my old skates! I am on the lookout for a pair for Christmas decorating. Every year I add one more skate ornament. This is absolutely gorgeous!

 
At November 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM , Blogger Patti said...

This is so pretty! It brings back memories of skating as a child. I hang my skates off of an old sled, but this is a better idea!!

 
At November 17, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Jaimee said...

Ohh that is SO lovely! I'm pinning it to my Winter board : )

 
At November 17, 2011 at 3:12 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

I LOVE your wreath! I wish I could find an old ice skate to make one! Humm...might have to visit Goodwill and some other places!
Cindy

 
At November 17, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Doni said...

I love the nostalgia of the ice skate for a wreath! how cool is that??? And the glitter looks like frosty ice from skating on the pond out back on a crispy day! You did a great job on that!
Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! So glad to you came by!
Blessings, Doni

 
At November 17, 2011 at 4:59 PM , Blogger Pamela said...

I love this idea! I have a pair of old ice c=skates I have been wanting to do something with! Thanx for coming to the party!

 
At November 17, 2011 at 8:05 PM , Blogger Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

I LOVE, LOVE it! That sparkly glittery skate is the Best!! Thank you SO much for sharing this gorgeous wreath at the december "Winter Wonderland" party over at I Gotta Create!

 
At November 17, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Sugarr2518 said...

Love the addition of the sparkly ice skate!!! You did a fab job on it:)

 
At November 18, 2011 at 5:06 AM , Blogger Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

This is so cute and the bling-y skate is the perfect touch! Thank you for sharing at ECE!

 
At November 18, 2011 at 8:51 AM , Blogger Susan said...

This is very pretty, and unique! i would like to know how you attached the skate to the wreath, and how it is not to heavy for it?

Beautiful and very clever of you!
Susan

 
At November 18, 2011 at 7:15 PM , Blogger Shelly said...

What a clever idea and a wonderful way to preserve the memory of her tiny foot!
Thank you for sharing with us at Patches of Pink.
Shelly
http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
Patches of Pink Design Team Member

 
At November 18, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Redo 101 said...

Love that idea, it looks great! I have a vintage sled, saved from the dump ... and I'm going to use my daughter's outgrown skates to hang on that with some greens. Isn't it fun to just use anything and everything to make something pretty?!?! Thanks for sharing yours with us!

Hugs,
Mary

 
At November 18, 2011 at 11:21 PM , Blogger Kim Sturge said...

Great job Sarah. Once again, a beautiful project.

 
At November 19, 2011 at 12:47 AM , Blogger Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

It is so beautiful! I love it! Could you link it up to my party?

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/11/latest-and-greatest-friday-6-and.html

 
At November 19, 2011 at 4:03 AM , Blogger Michele said...

what a darling idea and you executed it perfectly! so glad i found you at pearls and lace thursday! xo

 
At November 19, 2011 at 8:50 AM , Anonymous Simon said...

Just stopping by from the Tater Tots & Jello link party. No ice skates here but my wife might have some tap or ballet shoes. My son can't wait to make some Christmas decorations so it's great to see some new ideas. Thanks.

 
At November 19, 2011 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Amy said...

Aw, ice skates always add such a neat vintage touch to holiday decor! I love that you found a good use for your daughter's old ones! You should make a second wreath with the other skate and put it on a different door or gift it! Thanks for linking at Shine On Fridays!!

 
At November 19, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Anonymous Trish @ Uncommon said...

All of your projects are so amazing and this is no exception!

We would LOVE for you to join us again at our Home for the Holidays link party!

http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party-2.html

 
At November 19, 2011 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Mandy said...

This is great! Thanks so much for linking it up to Project Queen!

Mandy
www.projectqueen.org

 
At November 19, 2011 at 10:26 PM , Blogger Tamara Jansen said...

I think I am going to try that this year! What a neat idea :)

 
At November 19, 2011 at 11:09 PM , Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

That is just so darling!! I absolutely love this idea and we are so thrilled you shared it with us this week at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

 
At November 20, 2011 at 9:40 AM , Blogger tickledpinkwithrosesandpearls.com said...

Beautiful!
It makes me want to take back my Daughter's childhood skates next time I visit! Lol
Thank you for the inspiration!
Michele

 
At November 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM , Blogger Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your wreath is just darling! Thank you for the inspiration!
Cheers, Andrea

 
At November 20, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love the wreath and Christmas will be here before you know it. Pat

 
At November 21, 2011 at 1:55 PM , Anonymous Lindsey @MakeandTakes said...

This is really cute. I haven't seen many decorations using ice skates. I love it!

We'd love you to submit this to the Make and Takes spotlight page. http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

 
At November 21, 2011 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea, Sarah! I almost bought a pair of children's skates at an antique mart this past week but remembered I have a little "baby" sled that I bought at a yard sale over the Summer. Just need to Christmas it up and I'll be trying to incorporate that into my front door decor. I do love the way ice skates look in an outdoor setting with other Christmas decorations.

 
At November 21, 2011 at 5:34 PM , Blogger Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

What an awesome wreath! I love that you found a perfect way to use the skate.

 
At November 21, 2011 at 11:24 PM , Anonymous Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Sarah,

I love, love this wreath!! It's really gorgeous, and how clever of you to put it together so quickly. You did a great job and thanks for sharing this. Hope you have a great week!

Denise

 
At November 22, 2011 at 1:48 AM , Blogger Ty and Whitty said...

Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow
tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

 
At November 23, 2011 at 9:31 PM , Blogger Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

The whole wreath turned out fantastic, Sarah! I love the way you made the skate shimmer - as though coated with snow. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

 
At November 26, 2011 at 12:50 PM , Blogger Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Congrats you made in the "SSTS" over at COM. WA-HOO! Thanks for all your talent. winks, jen

 
At November 27, 2011 at 1:02 AM , Blogger Danielle said...

absolutely LOVE it! This is AMAZING! I'd love for you to link up to my Friday linky party! This is so great!

www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

 
At November 28, 2011 at 10:40 PM , Blogger Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Sarah, you're a STAR over at I Gotta Create! I just featured you: http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2011/11/winter-wonderland-stars-1.html

 
At November 29, 2011 at 12:08 AM , Blogger Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Just love this!! My daughter just quit ice skating ....I see a ice skating wreath in my future very soon!! I am featuring this tomorrow on Strictly Homemade Tuesday. LOVE THIS!!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Pamela said...

Come on over and get your I've been featured button! Loved this wreath!!

 
At December 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM , Blogger Pamela said...

Okay, I have my wreath and i have my skate. How did you attach your skate to your wreath? I thought it was with the laces but I see those are tied. Thanx again for the inspiration!

 
At December 2, 2011 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Pamela said...

Sarah, I got my wreath done last night!! I know I used your pic for THT but wanted to ask permission to use it in a separate post to show everybody my inspiration!? Have a fab Friday!

 
At December 4, 2011 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Veronica said...

It's sooo cute ... I love it... Whish i had an ice skate dangling about somewhere...it looks perfectly charming!

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

 

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