Antique Sled and Sweater "Mittens" Winter Porch Decor


While I love the look of vintage ice skates hanging on an antique sled (which is all the trend), skates can be hard to find and EXPENSIVE. Plus, I don't know about you, but I never wore skates while sledding...but I did wear mittens! And making your own pair is easier than you think- with a thrift store sweater!
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I bought a red sweater at a thrift store with a sole purpose in mind- DIY mittens. Or maybe "smittens" since they'll be sweater-mittens. To make them, I turned the sweater inside out and traced my hand (fingers closed) along the side seam. My kitty, Cottonball, decided to help.
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After doing one side, I did the same to the other.
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Then, I cut them out through both layers of sweater. Then, I did a quick stitch along the raw edges and added a little fray-stopper (or fabric glue) to the raw/cut edges to keep them from fraying.
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When the fray-stop had dried, I turned them rightside-out and voila...smittens!
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Now to decorate my antique sled!
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I started by doing yard work- ha! I trimmed a couple of small fronds from our cypress trees and tied them to the sled with twine.
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Then, I draped some large jingle bells over the evergreens.
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And then added my smittens and a large poofy bow! Wonderful porch decor for Christmas and all winter long.
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Sadie Seasongoods

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