Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Vintage Sled

Hi everyone:
Can you tell Christmas projects are my favorite things? I made this "vintage sled" a little while ago and it is hanging in my living room.
I wanted to buy an old sled off ebay, but then of course, I thought "I can make one"

I started by enlarging a silhouette cut file here to 12x24. Your can see the tape line where I joined the two pieces.
I then reinforced the sled with chip board and painted it
Next I added long rectangles of cardstock to create the metal rails and painted them silver. I actually ended up gluing silver tissue paper over them to add more strength to the base and give it a more aged look as well.
once the basic construction was complete, I decorated the front with vintage looking ornaments like these vintage skates (another Silhouette file) here

I made a lantern from one of my SVG kits (of course right?) this one is from the Camp Smore  Lantern

lots of wintery greens and a pretty bow complete the piece
thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you are enjoying all my rustic Christmas decorations.
See you soon...

1 comment:

  1. Laurie....I am just taking a browse through all your great projects....Luv this esp. with the holidays just around the corner...You are AMAZING!!!!!!