Friday, November 30, 2012

Duck tape ice skates

One last thing to share with you about my outdoor decorations. On black Friday I got a great deal at Home Depot on some really cute Christmas Duck tape.  2 rolls for $3.88!  Came home eager to use it on SOMETHING, when I spied the ice skates I had purchased at a local thrift shop. So I thought I'd give it try.  They turned out so cute!  Afterward I attached them to a swag of fresh pines, and then to my sled.  Makes a cute porch decoration.  












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19 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh these are so flippen cute. What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing with my party.

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  2. I LOVE the skates! What a cute idea! Saw you over at Debbiedoo's again. I hope you come check out my blog too! www.mendezmanor.com

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    1. Nicole, just got back from your site and left you a message. Hope you will come back again!

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  3. This whole entryway is so charming! Love the skates, and what a neat and careful job you did using the duct tape--I never could have managed that. Also am in love with your dog statue wearing the santa hat!

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    1. Athena, Yes it did take a little work to get the skate covered just right, but nothing an exacto knife couldn't handle. I love my dog too. If you want to know a secret he used to sit by my fireplace, and then one of the kids broke one of his ears. I couldn't part with him, so he sits on the front porch now, and with a clever disguise no one knows any better:)

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  4. What?! That is duck tape? I would NEVER have thought that--adorable! This display is terrific.

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  5. Love the skates. Such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing... I might have to jump in on the duck tape scene now. Hope you'll visit me also. lovemaydecorating.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Dawn, Just popped over to your site. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you'll come back again!

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  6. So cute!!! Love the skate, especially! Great finds and redo (:

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  7. That skate is SO cute1 I can't believe you made it with duct tape!
    You just taped right over the skate...??


    Crystelle

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    1. Yes! the skates were white girls skates. I Matched up the pattern and used an exact-o knife to make it nice and neat. Thanks for stopping over!

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  8. This is SO cute!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/12/trendy-tuesday-15.html

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  9. Brilliant!! Oooh I need to be on the lookout for thrifted skates now. I adore this : ) I'm sharing you as my Pin of the Week on Craft, Interrupted's facebook page.

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    1. Thank you for choosing my skate as Pin of the Week! Very honored!

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  10. I love using ice skates for Christmas decorations. It's the closes I've ever been to ice skating lol. Super duper cute idea to use duct tape, it really turned out cute!

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  11. I've never seen skates done like this. So beautiful.
    Inline skates & Roller Skates

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    1. Thanks Mark. I loved the way they turned out, thanks to all the cute duck tape out now!

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