Happy Weekend sweet friends! Can you believe it’s just a week away from Christmas? I can’t! And I know I don’t typically post on the weekend, but I just had to show you this fun little DIY project I did! It’s a hockey wheel Christmas Tree!
When our boys were young, they both played a LOT of roller hockey! A few years ago when we moved, I cleaned out our attic and came across some of their old hockey skates. The skates no longer fit them and were in rough shape, so I took off the wheels and tossed the skates. Recently it hit me that the wheels would make a great keepsake for each of the boys. You’ve heard of a Christmas tree made out of vintage jewelry, right? Instead, I made a Christmas tree out of hockey wheels!
I started with a few vintage frames I had in my stash and worked backward from there. I had my husband cut a thin piece of MDF for me to fit the inside of each frame. and I spray painted it black. Then I arranged the wheels in order of size and made them in the shape of a tree. Easy peasy! I used a combination of hot glue and regular Elmer’s glue to secure the wheels to the board. To cover the holes in the wheels and to give the piece a little more pizazz, I hot glued vintage buttons over the holes.
For the top of the “tree” I glued a sparkly pin from my jewelry stash for the star. (I removed the pin part first)
Didn’t it turn out cute? I made one for each of our boys to keep. They can haul them out at Christmas as a fun reminder of their youth. Maybe one day our grandson will play hockey!
NOTE: I used their original skate shoe laces as a bow at the base of the tree and used the plastic pieces that hold the wheels in place as the trunk of the tree. I also incorporated one of their street hockey pucks in with the wheels for fun.
Well, what do you think? It’s unique to say the least! Happy weekend friends! Let’s chat soon! xoxo Dell