We do not seem to have much use for ice skates in this part of South Carolina.
From time to time in the last couple of decades, ice rinks have sprung up and then slowly died as interest in ice skating waned.
We do love our roller skating!
After seeing such beautiful door decorations using ice skates, I went on the hunt and found one adult pair and one child's pair.
It only took six months!
But then I was cheap - I was not spending more than five dollars for them.
The adult pair might have been used twice.
The child-sized pair had never had the rolled tongue taken out of the plastic wrap.
Must have been a failed Santa gift.
Sometimes he does get it wrong, you know.
I replaced the laces with torn red plaid flannel.
Who wants boring white laces?
I bought fake greenery and small bird's nests for the filler.
I cut the toes from socks and placed blocks of Styrofoam in them to slide into each skate.
I turned down the cuff of the sock over the top of the skate.
Red, green, and tan argyle for the small skates and red for the large.
The decorated skates looked right festive in my toolbox with a Christmas sheep, but I have promised no more Christmas.
(Except for the vintage Santa from last week.)
I test drove them on my front door.
My mailman thought they were wonderful.
(He thinks I am crazy for all the stuff he finds on the front stoop when he puts the mail in the box.)
How did I hang them?
I punched a hole, threaded some leather lacing through and tied it in a loop.
Using ice skates in the South!
Remember to return tonight for Make It Monday. We start at 7PM Eastern each Sunday night. Tamara (Etcetorize). chose the features from last week's party so they will be found on her party post.
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