Tuesday, November 9, 2010

If Dorothy skated...

 She might have worn these!

 i've been wanting to
*sparkle* up some ice skates for the holiday season...

 i found these boy's figure skates at a sporting goods resale shop

it's best to buy them before the ice skating season starts...
they mark the prices up then!

these were $9.00

after some Cherry Red spray painting
i then used red glitter on the boot,
black glitter on the bottom and silver glitter on the blade
~brushed on Mod Podged then the glitter~

tied on some new laces (holiday ribbon)

added the marabou trim and pom-poms to the laces

Ruby Red Skates
perfect for the upcoming holiday season!


  1. I love this! I always hang some white skates on an old sled like that but I like how you jazzed them up! I'll have to look for an old pair now! I fill mine w/ cut evergreens, holly and a big candy cane.

  2. I love them..I made some! I ahve them up in the attic but never glittered the blades..Thank you for an even better idea!

  3. Those are very cute! Surely Dorothy would have worn them if they were available to her! I think we all secretly want to wear those red shoes she had, but maybe it would be even more fun wearing the ice skates! I love the maribou trim, the poms and the striped shoe laces...great ideas!

  4. Perfect is an understatement Marcy, I love this! I am going to be on the look out for some old skates now for sure!

  5. Denise@pairtreefoundation.orgNovember 10, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    Great job! You're a marvel with spray paint and glitter. Who would think boys skates are lurking under all the sparkle and accessories :-)