CREATE A FESTIVE HOLIDAY WREATH FOR UNDER $12 USING THRIFTED ICE SKATES, TREE BRANCHES, AND A FEW DOLLAR-STORE SUPPLIES! | YOUTUBE VIDEO COMING THIS SATURDAY!
Happy holidays creative friends and thanks for joining me on this festive Trash To Treasure Tuesday! I have a cheap and easy holiday wreath makeover to share with you today. The total cost was under $12 and my inspiration was a pair of thrifted ice skates. This is a super simple and quick project — and it turned out AHHH-DORABLE!
Later in the post, I’m also sharing my uber-talented T2T Crews’ projects as well. Be sure to click through to see their afters as well!
Here are the ice skates I started with. I picked the pair up at my local thrift store for $4.99.
Do you skate? I used to skate a lot! Being Canadian and having freezing cold winters, ice skating (and hockey) is a fun way to spend time outdoors. I haven’t been on the ice for many years but these kids’ skates brought back some warm and fuzzy memories. My Mum loved skating and taught my sister and me to skate when we were around 4-5 years old. We had a local ice rink we went to but I always had the most fun going to Lowville Park for our family outings. The park had an outdoor community ice rink and hot cocoa. There was also a huge hill where we would all go tobogganing as well!
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DIY ICE SKATE WREATH
Here’s how this Christmas Wreath all came together…
Attaching the branches together was by far the hardest part of the entire project. Nick and I cut a few branches from a tree to create the base. These needles were sharp and kept needling me when I was trying to put them together… so I called in the rough and tough man-hands, hehe! We used a 16 gauge floral wire to attach a few of the branches to create an all-natural green background.
DYING LACES WITH PAINT
To fancy up the skates, I removed the white laces and dyed them red. I added a 1/2 cup of Honky Tonk Red Paint to 1/4 cup water to create a paint dye. Then I put the laces into the red dye making sure that every part of the lace(s) was covered.
When I was happy with the color, I removed them, squeezed out all the excess paint wash I could, and then used a heat gun to dry the laces.
Here’s what they look like all dry and laced up on the skates. Super cute, right?!
DOLLAR STORE BOW & PICKS
I picked up a red and white bow from the dollar store and a few picks including these red Christmas Bells.
To secure the bow to the greenery, I used a twist tie. To secure the skates, I tied the laces together and attached them to the top of the wreath.
ADDING CHRISTMAS PICKS
Then using my hot glue gun, I added a few Christmas florals, bells, and shiny balls.
It was a really quick and easy project. Here’s the finished look. What do you think?
I’m so happy I decided to pick up these kids’ skates! I love the way this looks on my door and no one else on my street has one like it!
Isn’t it adorable!?
And the dollar store bow doesn’t look too bad either, right?! At first, I was thinking of making my own bow out of leftover red fabric. But this being such a busy time of year, creative shortcuts can make a project feel more relaxing and leave extra time for other things around the holidays.
I’m thinking next year, I might switch it up and add some transfers onto them as well. The options are endless!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing it below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutubefamily is already a community of 32.6K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
AND NOW FOR SOME TRASH TO TREASURE FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Trash to Treasure ladies do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links below to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
3. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another look at this holiday wreath made with thrifted ice skates. I hope it’s inspired you to give a DIY Christmas Wreath a try!
I’ll be back this Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper Friends… see you then!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS PROJECT AND FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
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