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Thrifted Cheese Dome Ice Skating Pond

When I saw this cheese dome at the thrift store, I knew I could transform it into a winter/Christmas scene...and decided to be different by turning it into a sweet ice skating pond, straight out of an old postcard!
Click HERE to find out each and every step!
So here's the cheese dome, in all its thrifted glory- it was in great shape and the perfect blank canvas.
To turn the center into a "frozen pond", I painted the entire base blue and then added some silver to turn it into "ice".
Check out how I continued to turn it into "scarred ice" just like a frozen pond!
Then, I simply added some vintage bottlebrush trees to the back of my "pond" and some vintage plastic ice skating figurines.
I piled on a little faux snow around the bases of the trees, replaced the lid, and voila- a darling Christmas scene straight out of Currier & Ives!
Isn't it adorable? And really super easy to make...never pass those cheese domes up at the thrift store, they are full possibility!

Materials used for this project:

  • Cheese Dome   (Thrift Store)
  • Trees/Snow   (Craft Store)

To see more: http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/double-axel-upcycling-cheese-dome-ice-skating-pond/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Jen Calvert
    Jen Calvert Lafayette, IN
    on Dec 6, 2015

    love it! Now I'm kickin' myself for passing up all those cheese domes at goodwill.

  • Beverleb
    Beverleb Canada
    on Dec 6, 2015

    oh my stars, I need to remember to bring my imagination when I go to thrift stores...inspiring!!

  • Carrie Maraist Ingram
    Carrie Maraist Ingram Del Mar, CA
    on Dec 6, 2015

    This is the best hometalk post ever!!' So very darn cute!!! Thank You!!

    • Sadie Seasongoods
      Sadie Seasongoods
      on Dec 6, 2015

      @Carrie Maraist Ingram Now that might be the biggest and best compliment of them all!!! Thank you so much, I love that you love it!

  • Eileen Dixon
    Eileen Dixon La Palma, CA
    on Dec 6, 2015


  • Jo Christensen
    Jo Christensen Kadoka, SD
    on Dec 6, 2015

    Oh wow...that is adorable! I have one I never use, base is white marble!! Thanks for the great idea!

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