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Burlap, Boughs and Blades Winter Wreath

I have put together a festive holiday wreath with burlap, boughs and blades!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends!

Since Thanksgiving is loooooong over in Canada we are in full blown Christmas holiday mode around here, and I want to share with you our new Winter Wreath for our front door: Burlap, Boughs and Blades….Stripes and Plaid, Boughs and Skates Winter Wreath graphic.

I started with the same burlap wreath form that I used for my summer and fall wreaths… and simply wrapped it with some new striped burlap ribbon that I picked up at Michaels on a 25% off sale…

Burlap wreath form.

Then I backed my burlap wreath with pine boughs… and then added some thrift store ice skates ($3!) filled with fresh holly and a thrift store scarf on top of the burlap wreath.

A pair of woman's white ice skates.

To keep the holly fresh I cut little squares of floral foam, soaked it in water, wrapped it in some plastic wrap, and then placed it inside of each skate. I then gently pushed the holly sprigs into the floral foam.

Floral foam.


So quick and easy and DONE! It is a rustic Christmas wreath!

Stripes and Plaid, Boughs and Blades Winter Wreath hanging on the door.

Up close picture of the wreath.

The white ice skates hanging on the wreath.

I love the way the winter wreath looks hanging on our front door…

The wreath hanging on the front door.


I am sharing my Christmas wreath as part of the Get Your DIY On Challenge: Wreaths and Door Décor.

Here are what my cohosts were up to this week:

DIY Wreath Challenge Collage.

My cohosts stunning wreath projects for this challenge:

Twig Wreath by Confessions of a Serial DIY-er

Candy Cane Wreath by Mandy at The Hankful House

Square Boxwood Wreath by April at House by Hoff

Felt Flower Wreath by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog

 Have you made your Holiday wreath yet? What types of materials did you use? Are you a traditionalist and love to use fresh greenery? Or do you like to craft yours up out of thrifted items or craft products??

 Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!


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    1. Thank you Kelly! I had originally thought I would do JUST the skates and boughs but it looks much better with the wreath behind it! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!!

  1. Love your wreath, I like to use scarves too for winter decorations! The burlap wreath would look good all by itself, you knock it out of the park with your design!

    1. Thank you so much! I was happy with how the striped burlap ribbon looked on the wreath- but actually, I started with only the boughs and the skates and then realized I needed to add the wreath after (kind of reverse thinking!!). Thanks so much for your sweet comments and visit!!

  2. Krista this wreath is brilliant. Love the skates. They add such a nice touch. I can’t believe you found such pristine skates at a thrift store. They are just perfect for this wreath. I love how free form it is. The greenery is lovely!!!

    1. Hi Katja! Thank you – I actually really love the wreath too, it turned out better then I had hoped and I don’t think I am going to want to take it down. I might just have to leave it up for January!! I couldn’t believe the skates were only $3 – and the pine boughs grow everywhere around here. Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments!!

  3. I love, love, love the skates and the wreath is absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous with the live holly. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. Hi Krista – I love this wreath combining the skates and holly and pine boughs. So festive and fun! Hugs, Holly

    1. Hello! They are a little heavier then just a wreath but they still hang on my magnetic wreath hanger so I guess they can’t be too heavy?! Thanks so much for your visit and comments!!

    1. I bet those ice skates have so much character to them- I think this pair was fairly new but they were $3 do they fit the bill! Did she get to skate outside then, being from Maine? I would imagine so… I know on the east coast in Canada a lot of areas have outdoor rinks. We don’t have anywhere to skate outdoors here (living near the west coast it is super mild here most of the year- we rarely go much below freezing). I have always thought it would be so fun to live somewhere that you could actually skate outdoors on ponds and lakes during the winter! A romantic notion, I’m sure:) Thanks so much for your visit and comments!!

  5. What a beautiful wreath!!!! So wintery and Christmassy! And I LOVE how you added those ice skates!!!!!!!! How cute! Now I need to try to find a pair too!!! So fun!

    1. Thank you Maria! I was lucky enough to find two pairs – each for $3 – at my local thrift shop. I haven’t quite decided where the other pair should go yet:)

    1. Hi Alexis!! Lol- I had that wreath idea in my head for soooo long and was so thrilled that I was able to find some skates for it! It was meant to be:) Thanks for your visit and comments!!

  6. I love, love, love your wreath! The burlap, plaid and skates are perfect together. I’d love for you to link this up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

    1. Oh Tara, they might still be there! I bought two pairs (because I guess one wasn’t good enough?!?) – have to decide how to use the other pair still… but I have a little somethin’ in mind:) Still doing some serious thinking about that Silhouette- I have a birthday and Christmas coming up so I think it would be more then justified!! I can just wrap it and put it under the tree for myself, right? Have a great weekend!!

  7. Gorgeous, Krista! I love that you used fresh Holly. My mom and I were making a few Christmas arrangements for our show and she said we should see if we can find any ice skates at any of the e thrift stores since they are such a great winter accent. Although her idea was great, I had to remind her we live in a beach town that rarely dips below freezing, so who would have ice skates?! I do love them in this wreath and they look brand new! Have a great weekend 🙂

    1. Thank you Christy!! That is such a cute story- I guess there might not be a lot of ice skating around there! We actually live in a fairly coastal location and don’t get many freezing temperatures- more like a lot of rain!! But indoor ice skating is popular- we have a nice big double arena- and then there is always hockey, which is like a Canadian obsession. Somehow I don’t think a big’ol pair of hockey skates would have looked quite as pretty.

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