Hi! Remember when I posted about my 3D Fall leaves? Well I didn’t show you the news interview I did that day (unless you follow me on facebook) so I’ll put the video from that below since it explains how to do this next craft as well.
you are not allowed to make fun of my nervousness mmmkay?
I made some ice skates that will be perfect for my mantle for Christmas but also after Christmas for that hard to decorate ‘season’ between January 1st and Spring. We always decorate for Valentine’s day but then after that it’s just blah winter here. I’ll be happy to have some fun ice skates to help keep me in the ‘winter’ mood
Isn’t that cute? Obviously I decorated for Christmas in this photo with the bulbs and garland but I still think that with a few simple switches I will have a wonderful mid-winter mantle!
Supplies needed for this project:
- foam-core board
- x-acto or craft knife
- permanent bond glue stick
- black sharpie
- silver metallic sharpie
- FREE Ice Skate Pattern
- Print out two of each page of the pdf pattern. (One ice skate is broken up onto two 8.5″x11″ pieces of paper so that you may have a larger finished ice skate-you will need to print two of each page to create two finished ice skates)
- Cut along the inside of the black outline for both pieces of the skate. Leave the margin in tact on one half of the ice skate pattern so that you may overlap them while gluing. (This is indicated on the pattern)
- Glue the pattern to the foam board taking care to get any air bubbles out & that all edges are securely glued down.
- Use your x-acto/craft knife to carefully cut out the insides of the skate ‘blades’ first then continue cutting around the outside by cutting just inside the edge of the pattern.
- After it is all cut out color the edges of the foam shape with the black sharpie where the ‘sole’ of the skate is then color the edges of the ‘blade’ with the silver. I took it a step further and colored the whole blade silver.
- After repeating steps 2-5 to make a second skate cut two pieces of ribbon and tape one to the back of each skate. Loop around a wreath or decorative hanger and tie in a bow.
- (Optional) If you want to take it a step further you can cut holes where indicated on the skate pattern/picture and weave real skate laces in and out on the skates to give them a more realistic feel.
Click the picture below to download the pattern!
FREE for Personal Use only! If you like it enough to download I’d really love it if you tweeted or pinned it or just told your friends to come see! Thank you!
Have a happy day,
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