This week I would like to show off two more Christmas wreaths I made. They are made from girls ice skates mounted to a silver colored metal serving platter adorned with flowers.
I made these wreaths last year just as I was starting up this blog and did not promote them as Christmas season was already well under way. But now I would like them to shine as they well deserve. I love these wreaths and if I could, I would make them all year round.
The girls figure skates give them a feel of the past as young girls skate about an ice rink. No matter if you lived in the city or a small town, winter months were made for ice skating. Especially here in Canada.
I have two versions of this wreath but the variations are endless. One is done with red roses and the other is done in a softer tone of pinks and dusty rose. Both are beautiful.
Here are a couple photos of the red one which I feel gives it a more classic Christmas feel bringing out the traditional red color of Christmas.
The next one is done in pinks as I wanted a softer look but the ice skates still bring out the traditional feel of winter time memories!
Both wreaths are firmly secured to the platter with wire and glue so if hung from a door they will not move or slide about.
You could add a twinkle of battery powered lights to the flowers to set them off in the evening. Or just leave the porch light on to show them off. Your neighbors will love them as they walk by.
Both have a splattering of glitter applied to the skates and a faux bit of slush on the blades to look like they just came off the skating rink. They are also well sprayed with a clear sealer to help protect them from the elements.
If you would like to purchase these you can pop over to the store and order them. Just click here for the red wreath or here for the pink one. Or if you have a particular color scheme you need you can contact me through my contact page at the top of this post and I can custom make one for you. I could also imagine how beautiful this would look in silver and blue tones. I could even make one for the fella by using a pair of men’s black skates.
If you are crafty I also hope I have inspired you to make one of your own. But with the Christmas rush on you just might want me to make you one.
Have a wonderful week!