I have seen a few different Christmas swags around that use ice skates in them,
here are two different ideas of how to decorate with skates.
I love how simple this one is, with two pairs and a sled.
I like how this one is being used as a vase for the greenery and the added snow
on the windows and skate. Although, that may be real!
I thought I would try my own version. I have had my eyes open for some skates and finally
I found some adorable girls size 10 ice skates at Goodwill for $3!! They were brand new. I imagine
the little girl who these used to belong to either outgrew them or was too intimidated on the ice,
cause they didn't even have a scuff on them!
I found the green metal container at a city wide garage sale out in the country a few months ago. I am not sure what it is called, but it looks like 2 ceiling tiles put together back to back with an opening at the top to add flowers or whatever you wish. It has a large white metal handle used for hanging. It was still new in the package and I payed $2.50 for it. I picked up a few picks here and there, knowing I would probably use them for the Holidays, and some of them I already had.
I had my husband drill a hole in the back of the hanger thingy (?) so I could string the skates thru it. There really was no other way to hang the skates because even though they are a size 10, skates are HEAVY!I then cut a small piece of floral foam and shoved it in the opening so the picks would have something to stick into.
I thought about adding some glitter or faux snow to the skates but I just couldn't bring myself to
do it. I mean these skates are PERfect! If they were old and worn, I would have done it in a heart beat!
I had some silver wired ribbon and a few leftover ornaments that I strung up and placed
beneath a bow I made. I added the bow to the top of the swag, to hide what it hung from.
Plus I think it would have looked too crowded near the skates and picks.
The only place I used hot glue was attaching the ribbon to the hanger.
I am glad I found little skates, I think a bigger size would not have worked with this
container as well. I think the proportion is just right!
I love my new little swag, the colors and textures are perfect!