Holiday Front Door Decorating With Ice Skates

Happy Holidays!! It’s after Thanksgiving so I can say that now, right? For crying out loud, it’s after December 1st already! Can you believe it?? I think I missed a few days… must have been the turkey coma. All of the sudden Christmas is 23 days away!! Did that just send you into a head spinning panic whirl?? I’m right there with ya!

I’ve been feverishly trying to get all the holiday decorations up and thankfully I think we are ready. Well, maybe. In any case, I got up some holiday front door decor so for anyone that is just passing by the house it looks like we totally have it all together. Nevermind the chaos that is going on behind that closed door. (screaming two year old, toys in places I never knew we had, glue and glitter stuck to everything, ornaments bouncing across the floor…yeah, we have it all together alright!)

front-door-decor Every year… strike that. Every holiday it seems I put a wreath on the front door. This year, I wanted to do something different. I say different, and then it seems everywhere I look on Pinterest now, I see vintage ice skates. Let’s just pretend that you haven’t seen any of those and this is a genius idea, umkay? I like my little world here. :)

Okay, here’s a little peek into my childhood. I promise you won’t need therapy or anything after this. But I’ve always loved ice skating. You know those little girls that was amazed by figure skating and thought they wanted to be one when they grew up. Yep, that was me. Maybe still is, but moving on…

Sadly, I never had my own pair of ice skates, and ironically enough I can barely stand up on the things! But there’s still some sort of magic in it for me. So, I set out to find a pair.

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Now you may already have your own fantastic pair of ice skates, but for me I wasn’t about to fork out a whole lot of money for a pair of skates to hang on the door. Luckily, the local ice skating rink hooked me up. I managed to find a great pair of used ice skates from the Ice Chalet in town. They had several pairs of old skates that were no longer usable for skating. Totally usable for me!!

I couldn’t believe how great these looked. USED??? Let me tell ya, that if my big ol’ foot would have fit in these cute little dainty 5 1/2 size skates, I would have tried. And there would be pictures… lucky for you.

To decorate my somewhat shiny new used skates, I picked up some greenery from Michael’s and just dropped them in. I used some spray adhesive (mod podge works just as well) and added some buffalo flurries to the skates like I used in my easy winter snow globe. Don’t they look like they just came off the ice rink?

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I love seeing these on the front door everyday. Brings back some great memories and it’s nice to have something besides the traditional wreath on the front door.

Speaking of front door… I’ve been working on getting the whole porch holiday ready. Here’s just a little peek into what you’ll see in a few days.

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That’ all you get for now. :) Can’t give it all away, but I’m excited to change things up a little from last year’s decorations. And you might even been able to figure out what the holiday decorating theme is this year. Anyone care to take a guess??? I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving and get to do all the fun Christmas time activities you hope for! Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for even more holiday madness… I mean fun. Yes, holiday fun and decorating ideas!!  Did I just hear something crash? Hmm… better go pick up some more ornaments. ;)

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Mommy, DIY'er, party planner wannabe, addicted to Starbucks lattes and Pinterest. Contributor of CreativelySouthern.com.

Comments

  1. JaneEllen says:

    Absolutely love your door decoration with your skates, awesome and it looks gorgeous.
    Oh thank you, never thought about it. Our (Grand Junction, CO) ice rink has just reopened after 2 yrs. of being closed. I’ll have to give them a call to see if they have any old skates to sell. Hopefully they will as I’ve wanted a pair to decorate with for years.
    When I was quite small we lived in Cleveland, OH on a dead end street at which was a pond. I skated on 2 rail skates as soon as I was old enuf.We left Cleveland for Tucson when I was 10. Never have skated on skates like yours. I’m terribly clumsy so never had a dream of being a skating star but was a pretty good roller skater, loved dancing on roller skates. Now I’m 73 with 2 phony knees so don’t think I’ll be doing any ice skating even at the newly reopened ice rink, darn it. Happy week

    • Just like you Jane, I was all about the roller skating too! When I was a kid, my Dad would take me almost every weekend. Great memories! Even though I don’t do much skating myself, it’s always fun to go watch and I’m sure my little one will be itching to try it out soon. Guess I better start strengthening my knees myself! ha! Hope you have a great Christmas and thank you so much for commenting and sharing your story. :)

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