Holiday DIY: Vintage sled
I love beautifully decorated vintage wooden sleds that grace your holiday entry way.
But if you've happened upon a little beauty like the one pictured in some quaint little shop, you know that the price tag for this guy can be a hundred, if not hundreds of dollars!
That's a hefty price tag for the front porch if you ask me...
So, this past spring when I came across a vintage wooden sled in excellent condition at an estate sale, I couldn't resist picking it up and trying my hand at making one of my own.
I got my sled for $25 at a local estate sale. Next came a bunch of holiday greens from Trader Joe's for $4.99. Instead of the bell, I customized a wooden ornament that I found in the dollar bin at Target. And keeping with the inspiration photo, I chose a gingham ribbon (I found a huge spool on sale 70% off at Michael's for $7.99). Grab the green floral wire and it's time to start assembling
So, ready to see the finished product?
Here is the inspiration and the finished project side by side.
With a total cost of less than $40, I think my DIY looks great and was a fraction of the cost of the antique shops. I even had plenty of ribbon left over to update my front door wreaths to complete the look.