How to Decorate an Antique Snow Sled


Antique sleds are beautiful; some have unique shapes or colors and others even have hand-painted imagery on them. Unfortunately, most of us just don't know what to do with these beautiful toys, except store them in the garage or attic. But with a little creativity and strategic placing, an old sled can make a great decorative or conversational piece for your home.

Things You'll Need

  • Ribbon
  • Ice skates
  • Pine Cones
  • Outdoor foliage
  • Color wrapped boxes
  • Stuffed animals
  • Vintage toys
  • Wreath
  • Basket
  • Fake snowballs
  • Stud finder
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Conical plastic anchor
  • Screws
  • Take an old sled and lean it up next to your front door. Add a swag, some outdoor greenery like pine cones pine branches or oak leaves. Use ribbon to tie a bow and place a set of ice skates next to the sled. This makes for a great Christmas decoration.

  • Set an old sled on its runners on the porch, or next to the Christmas tree. Place wrapped gifts, a stuffed teddy bear, a basket filled with fake snowballs or a snowman on the sled. Tie a bow around the sled or hang a small wreath on an edge. Add vintage toys or stuffed animals around the sled for a more festive effect.

  • Use a stud finder to locate your wall studs then drill a pilot hole in the stud and hammer in a conical plastic anchor with ridges, insert a heavy screw and hang your antique sled from the wall. Add a holly wreath or a ribbon if the sled needs an extra accent. Add family pictures or other antique toys or elements to the wall around the sled. Use antique and weathered looking frames for any photos or paintings that will surround the sled.

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