Holiday Ice Skates Makeover

Ice skates are something I have always used in my Christmas and winter decorating!  You might remember seeing some of these photos in past years...


Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces


Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Here in Minnesota, skates are easy and inexpensive to find in 
thrift stores and garage sales, and over the years I have 
picked up several pairs...black and white, adult and child sizes.

This week I decided to do a makeover on a pair!


Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

You know I've been all about red in my Christmas decorating this year, so I pulled out the laces and gave the skates two coats of red craft paint.
When dry, I gave them a coat of water based satin varnish.
Then I used a roll of black and white checked ribbon for new laces.

Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Taping the ribbon ends, helps to feed it through the metal eyelets...

Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Finally, I attached some light gray fake fur I had around the top 
with E6000 glue and held it in place with clothespins until dry.

Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

I really love the way they turned out...it would be fun to try other colors, too! 
And I would love to try a plaid cuff or laces...


Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces


Feel free to pin!


Ice Skates Makeover- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Until next time...

15 comments

  1. Oh Linda these are so cute. I love the red and the black and white ties. What a cute re love of these skates. I wish I could find some here. I have looked and they just are not easy to find near me. Super cute. Have a great weekend.
    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  2. These are absolutely adorable, Linda! I rarely see these in our stores. We just don't get snow much. Maybe once a year.
    Brenda

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  3. Those skates are so festive with the red paint. Love the black and white ribbon as laces too. Great idea! I have a very old pair of black ice skates and now you have my wheels turning about how I can transform them. Have a great weekend!

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  4. These are terrific, Linda! At first-when you wrote you painted them red, my heart sort of sank. But darn, girl, you were on point. LOVE!

    I appreciate the photos of the ways you have used them over the years. I have mine and I use them on the porch, but always hanging on a nail near the door with greenery tucked in. Time for a change!

    Jane x

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  5. Your ice skates now have a Nordic look and I love it! The black and white ribbon ties really are the perfect finishing touch. You can't go wrong with red accents at Christmastime. It's the color of happy. :o)

    Can you believe the weather?!

    Have a good weekend, Linda!
    Vickie

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  6. I love them!! This gives me tons of inspiration for skate makeovers. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. ACK!!!!! These couldn't be any cuter if they tried! Love them.....

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  8. Those are absolutely adorable! Love the furry addition. Speaking of fur, I stored my skates in the shed over the summer and I think someone made a home in them. My dog will not leave them alone now.

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  9. These are so sweet, Linda, and so perfect for the season. And I also like your vintage red sled, it is a close second to you vintage truck that I admire so much.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. These are really cute...and such a good idea for used skates that often are soiled and just can't be cleaned up with polish. Thanks for the idea!

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  11. Love your painted skates! The gingham ribbon is perfect :-)

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I can't wait to do another pair!

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