Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ice Skates

I found a pair of ice skates at a yard sale over the Summer ~ $2.00.  I’d been looking for a pair {or even just one} to use in my Winter and holiday decorating for awhile now, so I practically ran to these when I saw them. 

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I wanted a little “fur” around my ice skates so I picked up these hair accessories at Hobby Lobby.  The two on the toes are clips and the fur around the tops is ponytail holders. After cleaning up the skates using a Magic Eraser, I cut the ponytail holders and hot glued them on.   The clips I just clipped on.

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Since I wanted an icy look to the blades, I got out the Epsom Salts.  Some spray adhesive on the blades and then a sprinkling of Epsom Salts.   I then tied on this little wooden Let It Snow {also found at a garage sale this Summer}.

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I’ve hung them on one of the chairs outside our front door.  I think they are a nice addition to our simple outdoor Christmas d├ęcor. 

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I like that most of what I have up outside can stay through the winter months ~ with the removal of the ornament related decorations. 

30 comments:

Brittany Ruth said...

Great idea. I'll have to keep an eye for some skates no one wants.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Completely adorable and festive!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Well done, Kathy- looks so cool. You "dolled" those pretty ice skates up perfectly, so clever.

I love the kind of decor that is easily changed up to incorporate all winter - smartly done. Hugs.

The Feathered Nest said...

Just gorgeous Kathy!!! You always create the most wonderful things...and the furry puff balls are the perfect touch to your skates! Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas sweet friend ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, your front door looks wonderful! I love the sled, bow and large red ornaments- all so inviting!The ice skates look fabulous all dressed up. I have snow envy! What a lovely photo of your ice skates in the snow! Merry Christmas!

pam {simple details} said...

Those are SO cute, Kathy and I love your genius idea to add the fur!! I've been looking for a pair for awhile, when I find them I'm stealing your great idea! Merry Christas!

Okio B Designs said...

Super cute! And a steal at $2!

Jeanine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your skates are fabulous. What a great find and I love the fur. Hugs, Marty

designchic said...

What a perfect idea - love the look!!

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! Oh, your skates look wonderful. I love the fur you've added! Thanks so much for popping in to see me and Merry Christmas.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cynthia said...

These are so pretty Kathy. I want a pair for next year and if I can't find old ones I am just buying a pair. They are hard to find.

Cynthia

Celestina Marie said...

Kathy the skates are perfect. Love how you decorated them. Great to leave out through the winter months. You sure got a great buy too. I search year round for skates but down here they are much more expensive when I
find them.
Hugs

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Kathy,
Great deal on those skates and I like had you added the white fur. Merry Christmas!

Blessings,
Linda

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Cute skates - i love the trim and will remember that for my painted ones next year!!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Great score on those fabulous skates! HOW FUN! What a steal at $2.

Thank you for your sweet words about my hubby and his job. We are so thankful an offer has come and rejoice that we can now see the light at the end of a dark tunnel.

Blessings to you friend. Merry Christmas with love.

Rebecca

sissie said...

Very cute Kathy. Ice skates are getting harder to find and it's always a treat when you happen upon a pair for $2.00!

Great job.

hugs
Sissie

Missy George said...

I used to use my old figure skates and hang them over my sled..I still have the sled but didn't bring the skates when I moved.. Love the fur..

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love your skates, Kathy! Adding the fur is a great idea- I'm going to steal it if I ever find some skates. :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great find, Kathy! I like ice skates as decoration too. Last year the kittens pulled off the fur but I'll glue it back on for my winter decor. Great idea with the Epsom Salts. I've to keep that in mind.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Julia

lynn said...

such a great find, kathy! love the fur trim:) have a merry christmas!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Those are adorable skates. I think using the hair accessories for the trim was a genius idea.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

The skates are so adorable Kathy!

Maria Elena said...

Love the skates! How pretty and fun! Have a very Merry Christmas!Hugs, Maria

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

So cute! I found a pair during the summer and never used them :)

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

must love junk said...

I always love ice skates and I love how you've 'blinged' you're up!
Susan

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great find, Kathy! They look great and compliment your outdoor decor beautifully! Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love those skates and what a great find…have never had much luck finding any around here…love the "furry" look … such a creative idea and great idea using the Epsom salts!

Denise Duffy said...

They look perfect, Kathy! I have missed about a months worth of your posts so I'm off to catch up. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

oh my goodness those are sooo cute!! Thanks for sharing

Botanic Bleu said...

Kathy,
Brilliant idea to use hair accessories on the skates. Now I'm wanting some for my house, too. Blogland gets me into so much trouble. :)

Judith

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