Sunday, December 19, 2010

An almost free gift – framed skates

I have a surprise for one of my sisters.
The plan is to give it to her today.
Remember this post about the free skates my sister picked up only so I could do something with them?
I finally finished them into this.
I started out with a blank frame, a pair of old skates, a sheet of foam core, some musical pages from a hymnal, Mod Podge, ribbon, Glimmer Mist, Walnut Ink
and a poinsettia.
I had everything in my stash except the foam core.
That I bought at the dollar store.
I started decopauging the sheet music on the foam core and once dry I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and Walnut ink to give it a slightly aged look.
I did learn that foam core curls so if you try something like this keep it weighted down in the frame unless you want a curled board.
I found the poinsettia in the bottom of a box, it fell of a plant and it was a perfect accent.
I used two ribbons.
One to lace up the boot and the other to tie
the skates to the top of the frame.
I love all the glimmer and shine on these well worn skates.  I can only imagine how many times they were worn and the fun they provided.

I hope my sister thinks that these were worth
picking up out of the free box and the wait for me to do something with them.
I hope she enjoys them for at least this year.
After all, if they aren’t her style neither one of us is out
much money.

Thank you for the challenge Jennifer.

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Transformation Thursdays at The Shabby Chic Cottage
 Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge
 Frugalicous Fridays at Finding Fabulous
 Hodgepodge Friday at It's a Hodgepodge Life
Catch as Catch Can at My Repurposed Life
 Flaunt It Friday at Chic on a Shoestring
 Fabulous Finds at Frou Frou Decor
 Weekend Wrap Up at Tater Tots and Jello
 Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Soiree at A Little Lovely
 Tools are for Women Too
The Boardwalk Bragfest at Bobbypin's Boardwalk
 Lucky Linky Tuesday at Lucky Star Lanes
 Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays at New Nostalgia
 I Made It Without My Hubby at Shanty 2 Chic
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden
Creative Share Wednesday at The Trendy Treehouse
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts


  1. Holy jingle bells - that is fabulous! I'm sure your sister will love what you did with such a great pair of skates :)

  2. Wow! I would never have thought of making a craft out of ice skates! I hope your sister likes it! What a great conversation piece to have in her home!

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    -Dana, Saturday Mornings


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