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Topic: Ice Skate Ornaments - slight tutorial - pic heavy  (Read 3763 times)
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« on: December 17, 2007 03:11:30 PM »

So here is the thing.
My best friend is enjoying her first Christmas in her own home.
And because she is a poor young woman, her tree is sadly bare.

So i looked through what I had and found these really cute vintage skates that had been my grandmothers and decided that I could duplicate them easily enough and that the product would ship well.

This is what I came up with.


This is the original ornament that I based them on.


The vintage ornament was obviously hand made from scratch. Even the felt was hand made.
I have never felted, so I settled for using some red felt that I had on hand.

Here is how I did it.
I used the original to come up with a pattern of sorts and I found some jumbo paper clips.


The I folded up my felt and stitched up the back of the boot, right sides together, leaving just a little opening at the bottom for the paper clip.


Then I turned it right sides out and threaded the paper clip through to become the blade of the skate. I "stuffed" it with a little triangle of felt, to give it a little more bulk.


Next I used embroidery floss to stitch up the front of the boot like stake laces, making sure to leave extra floss at both sides of the top.


Then I just tied the loose bits together like skate laces.
The finished ornament:


I hope she likes them...
Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007 03:21:14 PM »

those are cool; gonnahave to try 'em.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007 03:28:33 PM »

I have a very similar ornament on my own tree - a gift from Santa when I was barely a year old! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007 04:06:43 PM »

Brilliant idea and ornaments Grin. I may have to steal idea for next year! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007 04:09:23 PM »

That is so cute and clever! Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007 04:27:55 PM »

What a fantastic idea! I'd love to make some of my own!
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2007 06:41:32 PM »

It took no more than half an hour total to make the set.
I'm glad so many people like them.
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2007 06:43:13 PM »

aww these are really cute!
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007 03:50:00 AM »

Cute! I love ice skating and I will definitely try to make something similar.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2007 10:54:14 AM »

I remember my grandma had these on her tree when I was small.  Thanks for the tute!
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