Vintage Christmas Sleds

 Vintage Christmas Sleds

Just like the rest of the year, I like to use vintage decor at Christmas.

Yesterday, I shared some projects I made for an upcoming Holiday sale of some tabletop decorations.

Today, I wanted to share with you the vintage sleds that I pulled together.

I spend the year gathering sleds here and there – garage sales, estates sales and auctions.

The principals are the same for each – wire together some greenery and some interesting details – wire them to the sled (I use floral wire) – add a bow and you are done!

I found sleds of several different sizes – I personally really like the smaller ones, but each one is decorated differently.

I found most of my supplies (that aren’t vintage) at a wholesaler because I was making so many of them.  However, equivalents can be found at most craft stores.

This is one is pretty traditional – greenery, jingle bells and a plaid flannel bow.

Vintage Christmas Sled

Same idea here – but that one large bell that is really magnificent when it rings.  I really like the extra layer of ribbon hanging from the bow.Vintage Christmas Sled

This one is more rustic – buffalo plaid ribbon and some red and white ornaments. Vintage Christmas Sled

This one goes a different direction with greens and golds and some children’s ice skates.  I removed the laces and replaced it with sheer ribbon. Vintage Christmas Sled

This sled is quite tall – I added some extra greenery to balance its size, another large jingle bell and some vintage skates. Vintage Christmas Sled

This one I decided to hang a stocking and added the greenery inside the stocking.  I stuffed the bottom of the stocking first to fill it, added a bow and a reindeer ornament. Vintage Christmas Sled

Working in the same idea – but this time with a  vintage window frame.

I painted it, added the chicken wire and wired on the stocking.  I decided to get a little fancy and added some lights on the perimeter.  They are run from a battery pack so it could be used anywhere. Vintage Christmas Window

And a second window – this one had more cross bars so I left off the chicken wire.  I added another pair of children skates filled with greenery. Vintage Christmas Window

These were actually quite easy to do and would be a great addition to your Christmas decor or for a gift.

If you are local and would like more information about the sale, you find out more on my Facebook page.

Thanks so much for reading.

I am sharing at:

holiday home link parties

Funky Junk Interiors

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14 thoughts on “Vintage Christmas Sleds”


  1. I love them all too. I have my old sled that I used when I was a little girls outside that I painted. The paint is coming off in spots but I figure that adds charm.

  2. Amazing sleds Laura…decorated so wonderfully!…I love them cannot choose a favorite…I do love the skates…
    I put a sled out on my front porch too…it used to hang in my family room several houses ago…You make Christmas magical with your magnificent creations!!!

  3. these are gorgeous! I have been admiring sleds like this, but I only seem to find crazy expensive ones (100-200 without any adornments). I would love something like this by my fireplace =)

  4. Oh I just love the sleds. I have an old one but have no clue how to do the ribbons:) The windows are awesome to. I wish I lived closer:)

  5. those are really pretty. i love vintage sleds…they would add nostalgia to a home during the holdiays.
    hope you do well at the sale!!
    happy friday

  6. My favorite is your sled with the buffalo check ribbon. I think I will make a bow with that ribbon for my sled. Thanks for your wonderful ideas. I love your blog!

  7. Beautiful sleds! I also collect vintage sleds throughout the year to decorate and sell. Just wondering, out of curiosity, what your price range is for the decorated sleds? I charge according to age, condition and amount/type of decoration added. My favorite design to do is using the vintage ice skates, but I’m down to only a couple pairs now! Your work is beautiful!