Christmas may be over, but winter is still hanging around for a while. So, today I thought we could have some snowy-season fun! Let’s layer up and take a ride down the nearest hill on one of these cute, vintage sleds.
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Aren’t these just so adorable!? I’ve included two different sled styles, so you can pick your favorite or make them both. Either way, putting them together is a cinch!
Here’s how to do it:
- Use a cutting machine to X-Acto knife to cut out the pieces.
- Fold the main sled piece along the score lines.
- Insert the tabs into the slits in the runners and glue them down.
- Attach the front of the runners to the front of the top piece. For the sled with the shorter runners, just glue the little end pieces to the underside of the top piece. For the sled with the longer runners, curl the two strips around and attach them to the top of the main piece.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!
These sleds are a fun a simple craft, and the finished result makes for a lovely little winter decoration.
Enjoy putting these vintage sleds together. And don’t forget to share your pretty finished project with me on Instagram!
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LisaJanuary 18, 2022 at 6:40 am (1 year ago)
Ohhh I love these they’re so cute. Thank you 🙂
MandeeJanuary 18, 2022 at 9:41 am (1 year ago)
Thank you Lisa!!
MaryJanuary 18, 2022 at 10:11 am (1 year ago)
Wonderful! And a great way to use all that snowflake paper i have. Thank you.
MandeeJanuary 19, 2022 at 3:59 pm (1 year ago)
You and I are on the same wavelength!!
auntie emJanuary 18, 2022 at 11:06 am (1 year ago)
Just the most adorable little winter decorations. And in pink!!! Makes them even sweeter!
Thank you so much for sharing these lovely files. 🙂
MandeeJanuary 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm (1 year ago)
I do try to mix up my color choices, but I just can’t stay away from pink! 💕
KathyJanuary 20, 2022 at 8:20 am (1 year ago)
Ah, the memories your adorable sled evokes. When I was growing up in Salt Lake, we would drag our sleds up a nearby hill time after time until our hands were so cold they hurt. Then we would drag the sleds back home and thaw out in front of a fire in the fireplace/ My mother would make us hot chocolate and give us each a blanket. Those were the days, thank you so much for sharing your adorable designs.
MandeeJanuary 20, 2022 at 10:00 am (1 year ago)
What a beautiful memory! My Mother-in-Law grew up in Providence, Utah and shared a similar memory with me when she saw these sleds. ❤️
MicheleJanuary 23, 2022 at 11:19 am (1 year ago)
These are adorable, thank you so much! Reminds me of growing up in New England and spending as much time as possible sledding over ever hill (or minor incline) in the neighborhood! Now I live in Florida and find myself missing the snow this time of year. These would make cute ornaments too!
MandeeJanuary 24, 2022 at 10:53 am (1 year ago)
So glad this project could bring back some happy winter memories for you! I am definitely jealous of your Florida weather this time of year.