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Creative Christmas Decor with Ice Skates

Updated on August 19, 2013

Ice Skates Make Sharp Decorations

Decorating a home for Christmas can be exciting. Starting to decorate the home helps to build anticipation for Christmas Day. While many decorations for Christmas that are used in the home are traditional and carry with them a great many memories of Christmases past, sometimes it is nice to start a new tradition or make some new decorations for this special holiday.

One creative decoration I am using in my home is a pair of ice skates. I had an old pair of ice skates in a closet. If you do not have ice skates you can easily find them in the fall at a flea market or yard sale, or online. You could also use newer skates. I took a simple evergeen garland from the arts and crafts store and cut it into pieces to place inside each ice skate and added some faux berries as well. The pair of ice skates was then placed on top of the china closet in my dining room. I think it looks fabulous!


Wreath with Ice Skate

Another great way to use one or both of the ice skates is to hang them on a wreath, or to hang them on a wall in your home. I love the look of the wreath I made with just one skate and a bow and berries from my local craft store.

I adore making creative use of items that are readily available, especially if the item can be upcycled instead of discarded. For me, ice skates bring back memories of winter skating and Christmases past.


Mantel Display or Centerpiece

Ice skates can also be decorated to use on a mantel or as a centerpiece on a table. I took a newer pair of white skates I found online and replaced the laces with red cord from the fabric store and then added a big red ribbon bow to each skate. The red and white combination definitely fits in at Christmas time.

Beautiful Mantel Display of Ice Skates


Close-Up of Ice Skates on Mantel



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    • mireland19 profile image

      Meagan Ireland 6 years ago from Maine

      Great Ideas! =)

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      SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

      I love your idea for the ice skates. To use whatever you have on hand and recycle it into a neat Christmas decor, is a great way to go green this Christmas.

      This hub trigger my imagination to go searching in my attic for fun and unusal decoration.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      trinatea 6 years ago from Hawaii

      I loved this! Thanks so much for sharing!