Ice Skate DIY Decor…because this year is definitely one for the record books! Why not forgo the traditional front door wreath and try an unexpected design. This ice skate upcycle project with ribbon, greenery and a pretty oversized bell might be just the whimsy you’re looking for.
For every season I try to challenge myself and find at least one inexpensive item to repurpose. I’ve had this old ice skate in a crafting pile for years in my garage! Rather than painting it white, I thought that I’d just leave it be and dress it up as a contrast piece. I’m actually planning on giving this one to a friend as a gift and she loves the more traditional look of black with buffalo plaid, etc. Hand made gifts rock and this ice skate diy decor is so fun!
Keep reading because beneath this ice skate diy decor with instructions are 15 more crafts that you can make for the holiday season from some talented bloggers. But for now…lets get started!
Ice Skate Diy Decor
• One ice skate: *TIP* – Check your local thrift store or garage sales for inexpensive ice skates!
• A 3” Styrofoam ball
• Nice variety of winter floral sprigs, such as white pine cones, white wintery greens, gift packages, and white poinsettias. Look for these at The Dollar Tree or a craft store, or even local yard sales.
• Some packaged Spanish moss. Don’t grab it from your tree as there are often bugs!
• A large sized hanging ornament. I love this large white bell ornament from Dollar Tree!
• Variety of wired ribbon from The Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby. This ribbon is a black and white buffalo check in 1.5 in x 30 ft, and I also used sheer white ribbon 5/8 in 30 ft.
• 2-3 plastic grocery bags (for filler).
Instructions To Make The Ice Skate Diy Decor:
• Remove any laces that come with the ice skate.
• Fill the ice skate with 2-3 rolled up plastic grocery bags to give it some stiffer shape.
• Place the Styrofoam ball inside skate in the upper boot area.
• Cut 5 yards of the sheer white ribbon and lace the skate. Keep the ribbon laces nice and loose so they look full.
- Leave the ribbon lace ends hanging and trim the edges to create ribbon points.
• Place some Spanish moss in the top area of the skate to fill it and insert floral sprigs securely into the Styrofoam ball.
• Cut 10 yards of your buffalo check ribbon and wrap around the skate twice. Tie a bow in the front of the skate. Trim the tips of the bow to a point.
• Feed the string for your bell ornament through one of the lace holes or secure around the florals with a pice of ribbon or twine.
• Display on a mantle, hanging on an old sled, set near the fireplace, or sitting on your covered porch.
• *You can hang the skate on a door, etc by using either a length of wire formed in a loop or a doubled up piece of twine to feed through the top hole in the skate on the side that would be hanging against the door.
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