Monday, December 1, 2014

Sled Display/Ornament

I was feeling a tad nostalgic  this past weekend. Did you make these sleds as a child? I think every elementary student made them when I was growing up. I always thought they were beautiful,and decided to make one for our nature table. They are fun to make,  fast to make, and quite lovely, I will be making up a batch of them for gifts this year. 
 You will need 11 Craft/Popsicle sticks, glue , paint, and a small piece of floss. 
Lay 5 Popsicle sticks out as shown. Cut off the ends of two Popsicle sticks, lay them across the others and glue them down.. Save the ends that you've cut off . 
Next use 4 Popsicle sticks to make runners. Layer and glue to the desired length for your sled's runners.
 Then glue them on as shown. I used school glue like when I was a kid, but got impatient for it to dry and ended up using hot glue.
 Remember the ends I said to save?
  Stack and glue them as shown.
Then glue to your sled to make a steering bar. 
Paint, and attach a piece of floss for a loop. For an extra gloss I covered the whole thing with nail polish when it was dry. Ta dah! Wasn't that easy?
Have a beautiful winter. Happy first day of December. 
Shine on!

6 comments:

  1. Ha, I do remember making them, but had forgotten. So fun, thanks for the reminder and the tutorial :)

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    1. Glad you like it. I found mini craft sticks at the store.. I might have to make miniature versions :)

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  2. So adorable! Totally pinning this. What great gift tags! Think about it, personalizing each one? I'm so making 20 of these for the holidays. Thank you. xo

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  3. I have an entire tree full of these - but I LOVE the decorations you did SO much better than my red & white ones! So pretty!

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