Barbara Pintozzi
Landscape Architects & Designers
Great Lakes December traditional-entry

Great Lakes December

A vintage skate becomes a Christmas decoration with the addition of greenery from the garden, by Barbara Pintozzi.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Barbara Pintozzi added this to Great Lakes Gardener's December Checklist
Instead of buying a front-door wreath, fill a vintage ice skate with greenery from the garden (here arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis), pinecones and bright berries (here wahoo, Euonymus americanus) or rose hips, and tie it with a bow to hang on the front door. A small round of floral foam stuck in the neck of the boot supports the trimmings. Spray conifer greenery with an antidessicant to keep it fresh and add small ornaments or candy canes to complete the look.
Great Lakes. "Instead of buying a front-door wreath, fill a vintage ice skate with greenery from the garden," suggests garden coach Barbara Pintozzi. "A small round of floral foam stuck in the neck of the boot supports the trimmings. Spray conifer greenery with an antidessicant to keep it fresh, and add small ornaments or candy canes to complete the look."Get her Great Lakes December checklist
Sheila Schmitz added this to Merry Christmas From Homes on Houzz
A skate filled with cuttings is one of the simplest high-impact decorations you can make.

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debbieleavitt added this to debbieleavitt's ideas
last Saturday
littlevees added this to littlevees's Favorites
last Tuesday
michelenoel added this to michelenoel's Ideas
September 5, 2014
Love the ice skate
pstremblay added this to pstremblay's Ideas
August 27, 2014
Christmas 13
Pamela Jacob added this to holiday
August 13, 2014
kellyaro added this to bookclub
August 8, 2014
Ice skate flower arrangement
bc2359 added this to bc2359's ideas
August 7, 2014
ice skates !
lknylandc added this to lknylandc's Ideas
July 28, 2014
I like repurposing items for another use. This is a clever Christmas door ornament to replace the traditional wreath.
clarktaylor added this to Christmas Exteriors
July 23, 2014
Could use Tom's old skates.
CarlaInspired added this to Holidays
July 7, 2014
Innovative idea!
bpou added this to bpou's ideas
June 30, 2014
murrayz added this to murrayz's Ideas
May 9, 2014
marywindle added this to marywindle's ideas
March 31, 2014
lallcorn added this to holiday decor
March 23, 2014
halkias added this to Decor
February 5, 2014
I can use my old skates,
citycountry1 added this to citycountry1's ideas
January 31, 2014
teresashymansky added this to teresashymansky's ideas
January 25, 2014
for door at the lake
kharder88 added this to christmas ideas
January 10, 2014
Instead of a wreath
susiesch56 added this to Winter
January 7, 2014
skate door decor
frenchdecor added this to cute ideas
January 6, 2014
annetteaddink added this to annetteaddink's ideas
January 1, 2014
christmas door decor
fletchno1 added this to fletchno1's ideas
December 31, 2013
ice skate winter arrangement
Susan Palazzolo added this to susan_palazzolo's ideas
December 28, 2013
My old skates
eroshajoami added this to eroshajoami's ideas
December 27, 2013
Christmas skates
sivany added this to sivany's Favorites
December 26, 2013
Xmas ideas
klorenzen added this to klorenzen's ideas
December 26, 2013
I could use my Mom's old white skate to make a Christmas decoration for each of us!
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Centre added this to Christmas Decorating Ideas
December 25, 2013
Now I know what to do with my old skates!
earlena added this to earlena's Ideas
December 25, 2013
Need to do this next year!!!!!!
klm414 added this to christmas
December 24, 2013
lindaperillo added this to office
December 22, 2013
jui0207 added this to jui0207's Ideas
December 19, 2013
Ribbon on skates
misslc88 added this to misslc88's ideas
December 19, 2013
websters added this to websters's Ideas
December 18, 2013
dmg2160 added this to dmg2160's Ideas
December 15, 2013
Idea to hang on garage man door.
Claire Jefford at Creating Contrast Designs added this to Christmas Decorating - Find Festive Cheer Here!
December 14, 2013
Definitely an alternative to the usual wreath. Great for hockey and ice skating lovers, that's for sure!
greenvelvettree added this to greenvelvettree's ideas
December 13, 2013
The green bow with the white skate and the greens
georgecowart added this to g fest 2014
December 13, 2013
would be soooooo cooooool hanging in my garlin
likisha added this to likisha's ideas
December 12, 2013
ice skate on door
mgumpper added this to Christmas
December 12, 2013
Love use of skate
lsakagu added this to Christmas
December 9, 2013
place small round of floral foam in the neck of the boot and spray evergreens with antidessicant to keep it fresh Add small ornaments or candy canes
Rebecca Wittevrongel Brown added this to webuser_49142's Ideas
December 8, 2013
angel_delight_99 added this to Christmas
December 8, 2013
Ice skate!
nova1950 added this to nova1950's Ideas
December 8, 2013
Too cute swag.... No wreath!
lawna added this to lawna's Ideas
December 7, 2013
Add to sleighs out side
pamweber added this to pamweber's Ideas
December 6, 2013
It's creative
retiredbp2 added this to WINTER - CHRISTMAS TIME
December 6, 2013
Debra Ozenick added this to debra_ozenick's ideas
December 6, 2013
cute xmas design
design4dotcom added this to Dulando
December 6, 2013
Ideas for patio decorating
danimelvin added this to danimelvin's ideas
December 5, 2013
Great door pieces
jeannine4402 added this to jeannine4402's Ideas
December 5, 2013
Lisa Sengul added this to Great Ideas
December 5, 2013
I would also glitter the blade
electanurse added this to electanurse's ideas
December 5, 2013
Clever and unusual.
glorib added this to glorib's ideas
December 4, 2013
Need Skates
giselep6 added this to giselep6's ideas
December 4, 2013
x-mas decoration with skates
pnkind added this to pnkind's ideas
December 4, 2013
Cool idea for Morrison
Suzanne Kosakowski added this to suzanne_kosakowski's Ideas
December 4, 2013
Rachel Plank added this to Silly Things I Love
December 4, 2013
jkirr added this to jkirr's Ideas
December 4, 2013
Cute idea...
caylie added this to caylie's ideas
December 4, 2013
Small round of floral foam stuck in the neck of the boot supports trimmings. Spray conifer greenery with an atidessicant to keep ti fresh and add small ornaments or candy canes to complete the look.
sbm4142 added this to sbm4142's ideas
December 4, 2013
Adashun Jones Real Estate added this to Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas
December 4, 2013
Reuse an old item to look new
Renewal by Andersen added this to Winter Decor
December 4, 2013
A creative idea for the door!
melofitz added this to melofitz's ideas
December 4, 2013
I love all but not the bow.
stinerss added this to stinerss's ideas
December 4, 2013
mommalady added this to fireplace stone
December 4, 2013
christmas entry decoration
Nyla McMurray added this to christmas
December 3, 2013
damenelson added this to damenelson's ideas
December 3, 2013
morinb added this to holiday
December 2, 2013
Great idea
kschleg12 added this to christmas ideas
December 2, 2013
use of skate
demdb added this to demdb's Ideas
December 2, 2013
Rappel des joies de l'hiver! Allons jouer dehors!
maryloushannon added this to maryloushannon's Ideas
December 2, 2013
Bow on skates
conchan added this to christmas
December 1, 2013
janetcrouch added this to Christmas
December 1, 2013
Skate decor on door
cjcassin added this to cjcassin's ideas
December 1, 2013
Jan. door decor
dskattler added this to christmas
December 1, 2013
danah07 added this to holidays
November 30, 2013
ice skate/ outdoor
decodiva81 added this to decodivaHOLIDAYideas
November 30, 2013
jcmason75063 added this to jcmason75063's ideas
November 30, 2013
pattytheck added this to pattytheck's Ideas
November 30, 2013
aodgers added this to Christmas
November 30, 2013
great idea
November 28, 2013
Darlene Rollins added this to darlene_rollins's ideas
November 27, 2013
idea for future
ritabeta added this to christmas decorating
November 26, 2013
Ice skate filled
tloatley added this to tloatley's ideas
November 25, 2013
Front door fire place
hillds added this to hillds's ideas
November 24, 2013
Skate arrangment
jailyn added this to jailyn's ideas
November 24, 2013
skate with greenery
Елена Григорьева added this to webuser_9971565's Ideas
November 24, 2013
Старые коньки
Amy Black_Ryel added this to amy_black_ryel's ideas
November 24, 2013
debsinjon added this to debsinjon's Ideas
November 23, 2013
This is really cute!
tboneranch added this to christmas ideas
November 23, 2013
skate door dec
Sharon Gault added this to sharon_gault6497's Ideas
November 23, 2013
gsusan added this to gsusan's ideas
November 23, 2013
Simple...brings back memories of childhood skating!
sricha added this to sricha's Ideas
November 20, 2013
Xmas decor
fawnlynn added this to fawnlynn's ideas
November 19, 2013
Laurie Staller added this to laurie_staller's ideas
November 19, 2013
Love this idea using old skates.
kimkindred added this to Christmas decorations
November 19, 2013
Something to do with my old skates! Yes!
missydurham added this to Decorating
November 19, 2013
Skate floral
judydell added this to judydell's Ideas
November 19, 2013
denisemjkl added this to holiday ideas
November 18, 2013
Neat idea
desrochess added this to Bathroom Ideas
November 18, 2013
Cool idea with skate
jeannier8169 added this to jeannier8169's Ideas
November 17, 2013
Kathleen added this to kathleen_slifka's Ideas
November 17, 2013
judepowell701 added this to Garden ideas
November 17, 2013
old skates in wreath?
kitkat66 added this to Christmas
November 17, 2013
Great idea!
sly3 added this to sly3's ideas
November 17, 2013
darinandgina added this to Christmas ideas
November 17, 2013
Decorative skate
skhuskie85 added this to Christmas Ideas
November 16, 2013
Linda Burr Interior Design added this to lburr62's ideas
November 16, 2013
filling skate with greens.
dehfraser added this to dehfraser's ideas
November 16, 2013
the skate
teenasauve added this to christmas
November 16, 2013
Skate decor
gogirl40 added this to gogirl40's ideas
November 16, 2013
lindewy added this to Holiday
November 16, 2013
Brenda Moak added this to brenda_moak's Ideas
November 15, 2013
use cowboy or hunting boot
psirvine1 added this to psirvine1's ideas
November 14, 2013
loraac added this to loraac's Ideas
November 14, 2013
Front porch Christmas
bojenli added this to bojenli's Ideas
November 14, 2013
Wreath Decoration
bobw52 added this to Exterior Ideas
November 14, 2013
cool idea
janierob added this to janierob's ideas
November 14, 2013
Like this
landarchhist added this to Holiday
November 13, 2013
Like the ice skate!
Jill Osbeck added this to holidays
November 13, 2013
Cute and clever
beverlyjoan added this to beverlyjoan's Ideas
November 13, 2013
Susan Smith added this to Christmas decorations
November 13, 2013
side porch? no green bow
lulucb added this to christmas dining
November 11, 2013
Christmas decor
snooky1 added this to snooky1's Ideas
November 10, 2013
Front entrance
mary585 added this to mary585's ideas
November 10, 2013
pjdemeo added this to pjdemeo's Ideas
November 10, 2013
Front door
17mp added this to Exterior for cottage
November 9, 2013
For cottage door
juleblanc added this to juleblanc's Ideas
November 8, 2013
lmalott added this to lmalott's Ideas
November 7, 2013
cuzcodozer added this to cuzcodozer's Ideas
November 7, 2013
ccamferdam added this to ccamferdam's ideas
November 7, 2013
Holiday decor - door hangings
mollydunn added this to mollydunn's Ideas
November 7, 2013
Dana Graves added this to Seasonal Decor
November 4, 2013
browerj1 added this to browerj1's Ideas
November 3, 2013
Ice skate decoration
jwscls added this to jwscls's ideas
November 2, 2013
Christmas front door craft
Mackenzie Collier Interiors added this to Our Favorite Holiday Looks
November 2, 2013
Ice Skate door decor!
katharyn6221 added this to Fire Pits
November 2, 2013
Tie skate to sled
suwilson1 added this to suwilson1's ideas
November 2, 2013
Lonna Harlow added this to lonna_harlow's ideas
November 1, 2013
boldstuglet added this to boldstuglet's ideas
November 1, 2013
for gate
gabrielli added this to christmas
October 28, 2013
byanka11 added this to byanka11's ideas
October 28, 2013
Heather Quinn Interior Design added this to heatherben's ideas
October 28, 2013
Ice Skate Door Decor
shinbine added this to shinbine's Ideas
October 27, 2013
Christmas skate
BillyandJazzy Stewart added this to Christmas
October 26, 2013
Like the skate
prudybertolino added this to Christmas Decorations 2013
October 26, 2013
ice skate on front doore
mamasbaxterboy added this to Xmas THIS year!
October 25, 2013
Have to find a skate & do this... LOVE it!
sixmolars added this to Decor
October 23, 2013
Great use of an old skate!
mwalles added this to mwalles's Favorites
October 22, 2013
Cute idea
Kelly MacRoberts added this to kelly_macroberts's Ideas
October 21, 2013
Christmas Skate
msmaribee added this to msmaribee's ideas
October 21, 2013
Ice skate swag for front door.
margecregg added this to Holiday Decorating
October 20, 2013
Use one of boys ice skates as decoration
dschreiner added this to dschreiner's Ideas
October 19, 2013
Front door
Alison Kotenberg added this to alison_kotenberg's Ideas
October 17, 2013
For mom
Patrick Kotenberg added this to patrick_kotenberg's Ideas
October 16, 2013
For mom
malban added this to x-mas
October 16, 2013
great idea for ice skates
mamasbaxterboy added this to Holiday decorating ideas
October 15, 2013
Love this!!!!
bjvail added this to bjvail's Favorites
October 13, 2013
Heidi Canton added this to veranda
October 13, 2013
Emily Gartner Designs added this to Holiday Decorating
October 9, 2013
victorian style
mspadine added this to Christmas
October 6, 2013
Ice skatesc
landarchhist added this to Kitchen
October 1, 2013
Like the door decoration, skate
robinkay21 added this to holiday
September 29, 2013
Find skate(s) at consignment shop
thewhitedog added this to Holiday
September 18, 2013
Fun idea!
thinkingthelma added this to Christmas
September 14, 2013
real skate decoration
4000cookie added this to Crafts
September 14, 2013
Great idea, doesn't look hard to make.
groleau added this to Exterior Ideas
September 11, 2013
violetta4 added this to violetta4's ideas
September 7, 2013
Ice skate
kmartin7 added this to kmartin7's ideas
September 3, 2013
Skate decoration
azizzi added this to azizzi's ideas
September 2, 2013
suzyahmed added this to suzyahmed's Ideas
August 29, 2013
Love this!
kenglehart6505 added this to kenglehart6505's Ideas
August 25, 2013
Christmas decorations
Debbie Johnston added this to debbie_johnston's ideas
August 25, 2013
Xmas Door decoration
randrmadison added this to randrmadison's Ideas
August 24, 2013
Skate decoration for christmas
partnerbuild added this to walkway
August 17, 2013
fibaker added this to Christmas
August 16, 2013
mlbaker added this to mlbaker's ideas
August 11, 2013
love the skates
mfussner added this to mfussner's Ideas
August 3, 2013
loreep added this to loreep's ideas
July 28, 2013
great idea for door
kanstrup added this to kanstrup's Favorites
July 22, 2013
mimigilinsky added this to mimigilinsky's ideas
July 12, 2013
Brenda Speth added this to brenda_speth's Ideas
July 7, 2013
Winter wreath
singchelle added this to singchelle's Ideas
July 3, 2013
Cool idea
plfleet added this to plfleet's ideas
July 3, 2013
mpaddoc added this to Front entry
June 17, 2013
xmas deco
mcarline2 added this to Personal Favorites
June 5, 2013
hs12081964 added this to Front porch ideas
May 21, 2013
Wreath Idea
kziegler added this to kziegler's ideas
April 7, 2013
cute idea
kkmfindleylake added this to kkmfindleylake's ideas
April 3, 2013
love the skate
catdiet added this to catdiet's Ideas
April 1, 2013
Use John's skate
sydstone added this to sydstone's ideas
March 29, 2013
Xmas front door idea
aquapk added this to aquapk's ideas
March 4, 2013
whimsical skate; contrasting colors
Pamela Dalton added this to vintage
February 25, 2013
scottceb added this to scottceb's ideas
February 24, 2013
sturtevant added this to sturtevant's ideas
February 23, 2013
skate on front door
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