It didn’t take long for us to do another wooden sled decor project! I guess it’s just the spirit of the season that’s beckoning us to create merry and bright sleigh decor, like our recent Christmas sleigh decor!
Time for our Monthly Blog Hop
It’s time for another Creative Craft blog hop hosted by Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate and Andrea from Design Morsels! So if you are visiting from Debbees Buzz, welcome! At the very bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next holiday-inspired stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. So that you don’t miss a thing, be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
- Snow Day Stencil
- Christmas Sweater stencil
- Let it Snow MDF Word Kit
- Ultra fine Sharpie
- Double side tape
- Elmer’s ProBond Glue
- Stencil brush
- Burlap paper (dollar store)
- Fishing wire
- White glitter alphabet sticker letters (or dollar store)
- 4, 8″ x 10″ stretched canvas (or dollar store)
- Vintage toboggan
- Faux fur
Now onto the stencil!
Wooden Sled Decor
When I saw the Snow Day stencil from Old Sign Stencils, I couldn’t resist! However, I’m going to switch it up. Instead of using paint to stencil the letters, I’m using colourful burlap paper. I will do a bit of traditional stencilling with paint later though!
Cut Lettering from Burlap
Start by tracing each letter (and word) onto the back of the burlap using an extra fine sharpie.
Then cut each one out.
Spell out words like ‘peace’, ‘joy’, ‘noel’ and love with these sparkly letters.
Because dollar store letters don’t tend to be very adhesive, these get additional glue! When you glue the letter onto the burlap, weigh them down and let them dry. I use my decorative vintage iron collection for that, but you could also use heavy food cans.
Then glue each decorative element onto another colourful piece of 6″ x 6″ burlap. Also weigh them down and allow to dry.
For the mitt, I’m embellishing with the snowflake from the Christmas Sweater stencil. In case you’d like to see more of this beautiful stencil, check out our Gnome DIY (we like to call it a ‘bright idea’)!
I also add this luxurious faux fur to the cuff of the mitt. A little glam goes a long way!
Wooden Sled Decor – Wording Embellishment
While the white paint and stencil brush are out, use them to swirl paint onto this ‘Let It Snow‘ MDF word kit by Kim and Garrett Make It! This isn’t an affiliate link, but you have to check out their other amazing kits!
Provided that you keep the words in the backing, this will help prevent paint seepage down the sides. Also be sure the stencil brush is dry to the touch when applying the paint. If you do get some seepage, you can blacken the edges again with a black sharpie.
Previously, I found these four canvasses at a thrift store for on .25 cents each and they were perfect for this project. Because I didn’t want to wait for glue to dry, I attached each letter using double sided tape. However, you could glue instead if you prefer.
After attaching the canvases to the toboggan with command strips, I put some clear vinyl over the word ‘Day’ and positioned it at the bottom, marking the position with painters tape.
Double sided tape goes on the back. Then peel the backing and put it back onto the toboggan in the same position. Remove the layer of vinyl on top.
For ‘Let it Snow’, I attach it using fishing wire by easing off two of the screws at the top of the toboggan and tying it on. The ‘o’ and ‘w’ happen to be loose, so they go on with command strips.
Attach picture hangers and wire to the back of the toboggan. The wooden sled decor is now ready to hang.
Wooden Sled Decor
Our sled decor is now in the hall hanging next to my Christmas Stocking DIY. Admittedly, this isn’t your ‘typical’ stencil project. But it sure gets us into the Christmas spirit with its bright, cheerful colours!
I can’t say enough good things about how much I love Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils. I’m always inspired by Donna’s Designs and you can’t beat the quality! If you want more stencil inspiration, be sure to check out our other stencil projects.
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Holiday Ideas from the Creative Craft Blog Hop
Now I’d like to send you onto the next stop on this hop. To get into the Christmas spirit, you have to check out the Silent Night Wood Art from my friend Rachelle at My Hubbard Home. When you’re done, please remember to visit these other amazing talents below:
- Holiday Decor with a Sign
- Personalized Scrabble Tile Christmas Place Cards
- Creations Snowy Winter Wreath
- Beautiful and Easy Wine Glass Candle Holder
- Easy Christmas Stair Bunting
- DIY Rose Wreath
- How to Make a Cozy Neutral Pom Pom Pillow Cover
- Adorable Crochet Zebra Makes A Sweet Homemade Gift
- Fluffy Chenille Edged Poinsettia Stem
- Simple Chandelier DIY Decoration
- How to Make Christmas Tiles with Stencils
- Easy and Festive Gift Card Ornaments
- Upcycle a Cupboard Door into this Surprising Thing
- DIY Wine Gift Bag
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What a fun and festive way to turn a toboggan into seasonal decor Sara! I particularly like the stencil for Let It Snow, and the adorable mitten. We just got 9 inches in the last 24 hours and if I wasn’t still in a walking boot, I’d suggest hubby and I hit the slopes!
Sorry you’re still in the boot Debbee; I hope it comes off soon! We’re knee deep in snow just north of us but the worst of the storm seemed to have missed us. Maybe it’s because we’re ready for it – lol!
I love all the colors! So pretty!
Thanks so much Michelle! I’ve been so attracted to bright colours: with the year we’ve had, I’m embracing more cheerful projects :).
Sara your Christmas sled looks amazing. I love all your creations you put on the sled. I love it!
Thanks so much Terrie! I had a lot of fun using some of my craft stash up!
I would love to find a sled like that for our sled hill in the mountains we go to. What a creative way to use it and love that it can be left up for the season. Happy Holidays friend, and so lovely crafting with you.
Hope you find one; it would fit right in! Happy holidays to you too 🙂
Love it Sara, so festive! Merry December to you!
Thanks Mary; Merry December to you too!
Burlap paper? That’s a great find. I love the texture and I’ve never seen it before. Your sled turned out so cute. Thanks for being in the hop today. Merry Christmas.
I know – I can’t find it anywhere else (so far), so the quest for more continues – lol! Merry Christmas to you to Andrea!
This is so cute, Sara. I love the bright colors! Merry Christmas! Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thanks Cecilia; Merry Christmas to you too!
I love that vintage toboggan, Sara. You’ve created the perfect winter decor with the cute stencils. It would look so festive next to a Christmas tree. It was fun hopping with you. Merry Christmas!
Thanks Rebecca! I like your suggestion :). Merry Christmas to you too.
Sara, what a cute way to embellish a sled. I love to use stencils for all sorts of projects. Great idea. Merry Christmas.
Thanks Carol; Merry Christmas to you too!
Wow! This is such a great re-make of an old toboggan! I love this idea…do you think it would be appropriate in Florida where we don’t get snow? I hope you have a fabulous Christmas and a happy new year!
Thanks Chloe! I’ll trade you the toboggan for your Florida weather – lol! Happy holidays!
This is SO clever! You nailed the designs from the stencils and totally made this your own. ADORE the creativity and the outcome is so adorable!
Your project will be featured on this weekend’s DIY Salvaged Junk! Thanks for linking up!