How to Use Cross-Country Skis As Decorations

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Flying silently across the snowy landscape on a pair of cross-country skis is a relaxing experience. If you're a fanatic of the sport or simply looking for a distinct way to decorate a winter cabin, cross-country skis can also provide a type of décor. Consider using an old pair that you no longer use or purchase an antique pair of skis for a rustic look.

  • Mount the skis on the wall. Depending on the space, you can hang them vertically or horizontally. Opt to hang them at various angles to create visual interest.

  • Attach pegs or hooks to an old cross-country ski and mount on the wall to hang coats.

  • Use a wooden peg holder to display different sets of skis and poles. This decorating option works best for those with a large collection of skis to display.

  • Incorporate the cross-country skis into your furniture. Create a headboard for a bed by lining up a row of skis and attaching them together. Build a chair that uses a similar row of skis for the back.

  • Place a pair of cross-country skis, boots and poles against your fireplace for a simple, yet rustic feel as if someone has just come in from the trails.

  • Turn four cross country skis into a picture frame for a painting or photograph of an outdoor winter scene. You could also use them for a mirror frame as well.

  • Wrap Christmas lights around a pair of cross-country skis and lean against the wall. Add ornamental greenery for a festive holiday feel.

Tips & Warnings

  • The best way to mount cross-country skis is to remove a screw from the metal binding and drill a hole all the way through.
  • Place a long screw through this hole and into the wall. Use a stud finder to locate the optimal locations for mounting the skis. Because cross-country skis can be heavy, it's best to mount them in a wall location that has this type of added support.
  • Avoid crowding the area around your newly-displayed cross-country skis as it takes away from the objects you're trying to show off.

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