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.
Head out into the yard or garden, and gather evergreen clippings from plantings.
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.
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.
For added interest, try tying the skates so that the front skate is a bit lower than the one in the back.
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.
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.