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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!
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.
After doing one side, I did the same to the other.
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.
When the fray-stop had dried, I turned them rightside-out and voila...smittens!
Now to decorate my antique sled!
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.
Then, I draped some large jingle bells over the evergreens.
And then added my smittens and a large poofy bow! Wonderful porch decor for Christmas and all winter long.

To see more: http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/sled-smittens/

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  • Cheri Hins
    Cheri Hins Steele, ND
    on Dec 20, 2015

    this turned out so lovely. I love your helper. Thank you for sharing.

  • Duddi
    Duddi Denmark
    on Dec 21, 2015

    Totally looove the slade AND your cat....!!! :-) <3

  • Sandra Crosbie
    Sandra Crosbie Ireland
    on Dec 21, 2015

    Brilliant. So creative. Your smittens could be called kittens smittens,because of the helper. Happy Christmas to you.

    • Sadie Seasongoods
      Sadie Seasongoods
      on Dec 21, 2015

      @Sandra Crosbie You are so right, they could be Kittens Smittens!! :D Merry Christmas!

  • Debra Elliott
    Debra Elliott Splendora, TX
    on Dec 21, 2015

    Could have made a kitty sweater as well!!!!

  • Francine Nault
    Francine Nault Canada
    on Dec 21, 2015

    This is so beautiful and what a wonderful idea about the mitts. I used to own a sled like that one when I was young and over the years it disappeared.

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