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?
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I finally finished them into this.
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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.
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I had everything in my stash except the foam core.
That I bought at the dollar store.
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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.
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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.
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I found the poinsettia in the bottom of a box, it fell of a plant and it was a perfect accent.
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I used two ribbons.
One to lace up the boot and the other to tie
the skates to the top of the frame.
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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.
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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.
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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.


I usually link to these parties:
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

3 comments:

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

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  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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