Introduction

I absolutely love going junking and picking at local estate sales and antique fairs. During the holiday season, I'm always looking for inexpensive and unique ways to decorate for the holidays. At one such antique fair, I came across these weathered ice skates. I knew they would be perfect for a wintry wreath that I already had in mind.

Step 1

Greenery in a Bin for the Ice Skate Wreath

Greenery in a Bin for the Ice Skate Wreath

DIY Network suggests greenery for the ice skate wreath.

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Melissa Caughey

Collect Local Greenery

Head out into the yard or garden, and gather evergreen clippings from plantings.

Pro Tip

If you don't have greenery in your yard, check out your local garden centers that sell small bundles of greenery by the bunch. Spruce, fir, pine and juniper are perfect types of greens.

Step 2

Old Skates Will Make A Pretty Wreath

Old Skates Will Make A Pretty Wreath

DIY Network shows you how to bring new life to a pair of old ice skates.

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Melissa Caughey

Upcycle and Repurpose

Check out local tag sales, or visit your local antique store to find a pair of perfectly imperfect vintage skates for little to no money.

Step 3

Prepare the Skates for the Ice Skate Wreath

Prepare the Skates for the Ice Skate Wreath

Remove the laces from the skates and cut the ribbon.

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Melissa Caughey

Start the Skating Makeover

Remove the old laces from the skates, and then cut a two-inch ribbon that is one and a half times as long as the original lace.

Step 4

Lacing Skates with Ribbon

Lacing Skates with Ribbon

DIY Network shows you how to lace up the skates with new ribbons.

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Melissa Caughey

Sparkle and Shine

Lace up each skate with a new length of ribbon. Leave the excess at the top to make a bow later.

Step 5

Ice Skates Are Ready for Transformation

Ice Skates Are Ready for Transformation

DIY Network shows you how to get your ice skate wreath ready for greenery.

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Melissa Caughey

Prepare for Greenery

Lace each skate with the ribbon to the top of the shoelace holes, and tie them in a knot. Then, gather up all four strands of the ribbon, and tie them into a knot. Hang the skates now to make filling them with greenery easier.

Pro Tip

For added interest, try tying the skates so that the front skate is a bit lower than the one in the back.

Step 6

Add Greenery to the Ice Skates

Add Greenery to the Ice Skates

DIY Network shows you how to fill each skate with greenery.

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Melissa Caughey

Fill With Greenery

Fill each skate opening with assorted greenery from the yard. Tuck in berries and pinecones to finish off the look. Each skate acts as a natural vessel to hold in the greens.

Step 7

Ice Skate Wreath Ready for Hanging

Ice Skate Wreath Ready for Hanging

DIY Network shows you how to deck the halls with an ice skate wreath.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Tie a Bow

Lastly, tie the excess strands of ribbon in a bow. Use the knot of the ribbon to help anchor the skates in place on the hook. In colder climates, this wreath will last all season long. Hang this wreath on the front door, garden shed or even the lamp post to greet the season's visitors.