Wednesday, December 7

Ice Skates Ornament DIY

 We found these little vintage ice skates at a flea market last year, and decided it would be fun to make some more for our Christmas tree!  This DIY is easy enough for kiddos, too!

**Step 1: Start with this simple shape and fold in half.  
**Step 2: Begin stitching up the back side from the bottom to the top.
**Step 3: Stitch up the front side from the bottom to the top.  
Feel free to use a blanket stitch to make the boot look like it's laced.
**Step 3: Sew the trim around the top of the boot. 
 **Step 4 (optional): Slide a paper clip in the bottom to make it look like an ice skate.  
Hope decided to skip the paper clip and let hers be elf booties.  :)

Glitter textures from Pugly Pixel.

Happy crafting!!!  xoxo Katie

46 comments:

  1. I die!!! Those are too cute!!

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  2. these are extraaaaa adorable! thanks for the rad tutorial!!!

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  3. What a great idea. I might have to try it, even though we have a hot Christmas here in NZ. Very cute for the Christmas tree anyway. Cx

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  4. These look so cute! Definitely going to make some for the tree!

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  5. that is sup freakin cute lady! your daughter is gonna cherish those when she gets to be our age!
    xo,
    cb

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  6. How cute! I love the paper clip idea for the blades- genious! :)

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  7. i love these, i have about four pair of fabric and paper clip ice skates that were handed down to me from my grammy and poppy a few years ago, they're adorable. :)

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  8. Ohh, these are the cutest ever! <3 The paper clips are the perfect touch!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  9. These are so cute! I remember my grandma making these but they were crocheted. I'm excited to try them with felt and fabric. :]

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  10. way cute! awesome :) thx for the tutorial!

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  11. Those are adorable! And you got such a great photo of them hanging on your tree.

    Loulou Downtown

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  12. wowie! they are so sweet and looks like something a crafty novice like myself, could even try :)

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  13. Ooooooh, they are extremely adorable!!! <3

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  14. SO cute and cheery!!
    I love Hope's Elf boots!! :)
    xo

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  15. ohhh those are just too adorable..Im going to have to make some tonight..thank you for the tutorial..

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  16. Such a cute idea!!!

    http://runningwithagluegun.blogspot.com/

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  17. oh my goodness, Katie these ornaments are seriously adorable!! What an awesome & easy DIY, I'm not too crafty but this one looks like something I could actually tackle -yay!! Hope your day is fantastic! xo veronika

    ps - thanks so much for your sweet comment! ♥

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  18. omg what a cute idea! these are adorable!

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  19. I love this project! really inspiring!!
    come to my blog!

    ciao from italy!
    http://guendastoptoptips.blogspot.com/

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  20. Those are so cute! I can't wait until my little one is big enough to do crafts with me.

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  21. Seriously best ornament diy i've seen all year! This is too cute!

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  22. Aw, these are adorable! Thanks for sharing, Katie!!

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  23. My friend and I have a holiday tradition of going ice skating every year, even if it's -40 (celsius), so I'm definitely going to make these for her as part of her xmas gift! :) Love! thanks! x

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  24. How great is Hope to stitch those! Hers look really good.

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  25. Aww these are adorable! I love all my homemade vintage ornaments..they are the most cherished and cutest ones for sure! :) -Lo

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  26. These are adorable! A friend of mine is an ice-skater and these look like a perfect present for her.

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  27. The paper clips are so clever!
    -andrea lynne rose
    http://madmus.blogspot.com/

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  28. Love these! Going to make some as gifts right now :) Thanks for the great idea.

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  29. My grandma used to make something similiar, but they were knit. I loved them so as a kid. <3

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  30. great idea and picts!

    ciao from italy!
    http://guendastoptoptips.blogspot.com/

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  31. This is so cute, I am making them right now! :) Only I simply glue the trim on. I'm in LOVE. I'm going to make my favourite coworkers some, too :> thank you for the fantastic tut!

    ...and Hope's elf shoe is extra adorable <3

    Best wishes,
    Lu

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  32. Love this tutorial! I'm going to make these soon:)

    Shared a link to this on my blog today, hope you don't mind!

    <3 Leney

    http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/

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  33. these are just entirely too cute! i must make... thanks for sharing!

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  34. Thanks for posting a tut for these! Made my first pair this morning ;O) If you want to see them you can check them out over on my flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47750468@N08/
    Thanks again

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  35. Ohmygosh, these a soooo adorable!! :) Love them to bits! Possibly the cutest DIy I've seen all holiday, so far...he he. :)

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  36. This are so cute, I have to try them myself!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  37. Soo cute! And the paperclips are such a great idea!

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  38. hello there! i made some of my own to give as presents on christmas! i made three pairs :D. one i kept for myself and the other two i have to 2 girls. They were super excited! Thank you very much for this cute tutorial! :D

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  39. sooo cute !!Thanks for sharing :)

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  40. Thanks so much for sharing this! I loved it so much I shared it in a blog post today :)

    http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-inspiration.html

    Merry Christmas!

    <3 Leney

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