Hockey Wreath

So much to write about….so little time. I must admit I’m on a bit of a high right now. I’m just back to work following spring break and I had the most productive week ever. I honestly can’t even believe how much I got accomplished. Over the next few weeks, I promise to share some of my projects and hopefully our spare room make-over will be ready to reveal. So exciting!

Play Kitchen

For now, a quick post to share a wreath I just made for a fundraiser. A friend posted a picture of a similar wreath on her Facebook page and I absolutely loved it! I’d planned on making one for my own front door to put up in early fall and carry me through until closer to Christmas. I never got around to it, but when Eden’s volleyball team decided to do a fundraiser with Winnipeg Auction, I thought I’d make one as part of my submission. I thought others might like the idea as much as I did. I’m hoping the auction will also be a great forum to finally get rid of my upcycled play kitchen that is still in my basement! If anyone is interested in checking out our Vision Elite Volleyball auction follow the above link. Our auction runs from April 10th to 16th.

Here’s the wreath.

Hockey WreathCan’t get much easier than this. Wreath, gloves, cut down stick and puck. Used some wire and hot glue to put it together and voila! I look forward to making another one to put up this fall.

Hockey Themed Bedroom: The Reveal

We were so lucky when we did this bedroom make-over, as my son’s room was already navy and beige with a red stripe.  The colours matched perfectly with the Winnipeg Jets colour scheme, so it was pretty easy to pull together.  We made the hockey coat rack and hockey shelf for Shay for his birthday, and told family and friends we were doing his room as a surprise.  One of his Aunts bought him a Jets flag and another bought him a clock for his room.  He already had a few posters.  I picked up the garbage can, piggy bank and even a kleenex box at our local dollar store.  The red unit was a recent upcycle project that we just moved up to his room and the folding chair at the desk was recovered to match his decor. I upcycled an old Winnipeg Jets t-shirt into a pillow sham for his bed.


Hockey Room Reveal

The room has finally come together!  Here are a few photos that show the overall design of Shay’s hockey themed bedroom.  Like my daughter, he has a good-sized bedroom with a walk-in closet.  He also has many beautiful windows and an abundance of natural light.  (A painter’s nightmare, I might add.)

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Hockey Stick Shelf

Although this shelf has few materials, it is a bit tricky to build and you may need a second set of hands for parts of the project.  It is surprisingly sturdy. We have never put too much weight on it, but it has held Shay’s trophies and stacks of books with no problem. The stability comes from the wall, the floor and gravity. Here is a quick tutorial.


  • 3 shelf boards
  • 6 L brackets and 24 screws
  • 2 hockey sticks
  • chain and screws


  1. Cut and paint three boards to your specifications.
  2. The trickiest part is aligning the sticks and then mounting your boards.  To do this, you need to lean your hockey sticks against the wall at a natural angle.  Take one shelf at a time and hold it against the side of the hockey stick and back as far as it will go so that it is touching the wall for added support.  Hold up the L bracket and mark where the holes on the shelf will need to be as well as where the L bracket will be mounted on the stick.  You want to make sure that your shelf will sit level, but your stick will sit at an angle, so it is a bit tricky.  You must do each shelf individually, because the shelf closest to the top will have the L bracket closer to the back of the board, while the shelf closer to the floor will have the bracket closer to the front of the board because of the lean of the stick.  You can probably do the measuring and figuring on one end/side and then use it as a guide to mount the bracket on the other end of the shelf and the second hockey stick.
  3. Mount the L brackets on the under sides of the shelves according to where you marked them.
  4. Mount the brackets (and shelf) to the hockey sticks.
  5. Use a screw to secure the chain along the side of the shelves near the back of the board.  The chain will help to make sure that the shelves will sit and remain level, so be sure to have your shelf against the wall and make adjustments before securing the chain to all three boards.
hockey stick shelf

This shows the L bracket on the underside of the shelf. You will notice it is sitting towards the back of the shelf as this is a photo of the top shelf.

hockey stick shelf

This side view shows the chain and the angle of the stick. You can see how the placement of the L bracket sits further forward on the lower shelves.

hockey stick shelf

Hockey Stick Shelf

This project was not expensive, but a little bit finicky. It was worth the effort and the finished shelf looks good and works well. Shay loved it!

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Hockey Stick Coat Rack

My husband and I surprised our son with a homemade hockey stick coat rack and shelf on his 8th birthday (a Winnipeg Jets themed party). I had planned this months in advance and collected old sticks from various rinks, garage sales and Kijiji.  The furniture was very inexpensive to make as most of the sticks were free (or very cheap) and I picked up a pail of old pucks from a garage sale for 50 cents each.

Materials Needed:

  • 3 hockey sticks
  • 3 pucks
  • 3 coat hooks/screws
  • 9 ~ 2″ screws
  • drill

Step One:  Measuring

Line the hockey sticks up side by side with the blades tips touching.  Stand the three sticks up and carefully measure from the blade (floor) up 12″ and mark all three sticks on the shaft.  (Sticks will be standing vertically with a slight angle to rest against the wall and the measurement will go from the floor and extend 12″ up the shaft.)  This will be where the bottom puck support will be attached in the middle of the three sticks.  If it is easier, you can lay the sticks down for the other measurements, but be sure blades are lined up.  The top puck support will be about 24″ from the tops of the sticks.  I wanted mine to have a staggered, less uniform look, so my three sticks were all different heights.  Just be sure to mark the spot where the puck will be drilled in on all three hockey sticks.  The final puck will go midway between the bottom and top puck supports.

puck support

Pucks lay flat b/w the sticks

Step Two:  Attaching the Pucks

Use the 2″ screws to attach the sticks to the puck supports.  You will be screwing through the thickest part of the shaft, with the blade facing you.  Use the marks as a guide.  Begin by attaching all three pucks (at the pre-measured levels) onto one stick.  The puck will be drilled to the back of the shaft at the three different heights.  Once the first one is done, you will want to make sure that the other two sticks are evenly spaced around the pucks (at approximately 1/3 intervals).  Secure all three sticks to the pucks in the middle.


  • You may wish to pre-drill holes in the puck just to get the screws started more easily.

Step Three:  Attach the Coat Hooks

Attach one coat hook on the front of each hockey stick shaft.  Again, ours were purposely staggered at different heights.


This project was simple to do and inexpensive to make.  It is sturdy and makes a great addition to any hockey themed room.

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