Saturday, January 11, 2014

Repurpose Old Ice Skates

Happy New Year my friends!  I've been on a blogging break.  We had a wonderful Christmas with several celebrations with family.  Then we had a sad event, with the passing of my husbands aunt. Although it was sad, she had been suffering terribly, and we know she is in a better place with no more pain.  

After New Years we had sickness, with a trip to the emergency room and later a doctor visit for my youngest.  He is much better now and I am so ready to return to blogging!

I shared some of my new decorations before Christmas, but there are a few I still have up my sleeve. I've seen lots of skates used for Christmas decor and really would have loved to have an old wooden sled to hang them from, but since I didn't, I hung them beside our back door.  I think they make great winter decor too, so they will be staying for a while.  

I used Outdoor Mod Podge to coat the skates before sprinkling large sized glitter on them.  It looks almost like sparkling snow.

After replacing old dirty laces with jute twine, I tied some jingle bells on the tips of the laces, then stuffed some floral foam inside the skates and pushed clippings from our Christmas tree into it, along with some faux berries. 

I love how the greenery catches real snow.  We've certainly had plenty of that around here!

~ Have a blessed and Happy New Year ~

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  1. I love your skates! I have a pair here I picked up at a yard sale a couple of years ago...and have yet to do a thing with them. I love what you have done with yours...and I didn't know they made mod podge for out doors? Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great job Deborah! Love your skates. I have a pair of skates just like yours, thanks for the idea!
    Many blessings in 2014!!

  3. Your skates are fabulous! I don't think I could even find a pair of ice skates here on the Gulf Coast, but now I am on a mission to find some. The glitter was the perfect touch!

  4. So cute and perfectly winter wonderland like!

  5. So sorry to hear about your husband's aunt. Hoping your youngest is feeling all better. The ice skates look wonderful! Great job you did on them :)

  6. I love your skates - I have been looking for a pair but, have not been successful yet. Someday though. Cathy

  7. These are really adorable! Didn't know about outdoor mod podge or large glitter! Thanks!

  8. I made a door hanging with ice skates, too. I love ice skates, don't you?

  9. Deborah....this look is one of my favorites for Christmas and the winter months. :) I love how you changed out the shoelaces to twin. What a great way to add texture and interest.

    I'm so sorry that you experienced loss of a dear one over the holidays and an emergency room visit. Hopefully, things will even out and you'll have some smooth sailing ahead. [hugs]

  10. Hi lovely lady.
    I also love how you put your skates together on your door Beautiful. I wish someday I can find some like yours. I am your newest follower on your blog now. I hope you will come join my Tablescapes. Also hoping you have a wonderful week with your family.

  11. Ooooh, I love how the glitter looks on it! So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  13. Once saw old skates made into birdhouses any idea how to do that?

  14. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful ice skates. I just finished my set this week and fashioned them after yours. I absolutely love the way they turned out and the fact that I will now always have them to remember my familiy's love of ice skating!


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