Make Ski Decor From Scrap Wood Planks for Winter Decorating!

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3 Hours

Anyone else love skis for Christmas or winter decorating? If you're lucky, you can generally find some at thrift stores!

However when a friend mentioned there were no skis to be had in her area period, I decided to challenge myself to see if I could make realistic skis out of wood planks!

So I studied what antique wood skis looked like, and got busy with a couple of picket planks I had in my stash...

... and here's the results! Think they'll pass?

Would it be possible to turn a couple of old picket planks into realistic skis? It was worth a shot!

But not all planks work! Be sure to visit my original blog post HERE for all my realistic tips.

To create the ski tip shape, I traced the shape of a real ski with a paper finger rubbing to create a template to cut from.

The shape was then cut out with a jigsaw and lightly sanded.

The planks were then stained to deepen the wood tone. More info on this is avail in the blog post.

Adding striped details

When I studied most antique skis, they all seemed to have black stripes.

Grabbing a Grain Sack Stripes stencil G5L from HERE made this step easy!

  1. Position stencil in the middle of the plank.
  2. Load stencil brush with paint, then remove most with a rag.
  3. Swipe the brush with long sweeps in the direction of the lines.

I then added a couple of old ski bindings from other skis, however you could study old bindings and copy the look with a few selected rusty junk pieces to mimic the look.

And here's the end result! Aren't they the cutest? The skis certainly look cute against my shed turning into a ski chalet vibe!

Honestly, from a distance you don't even really realize the planks are flat!

Want to make some too? Get ALL the details in the original blog post tutorial HERE

Think DIY wood plank skis could be in your near future this winter?

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  • TheSeamstress TheSeamstress on Dec 15, 2021

    I love your idea, I often use vintage items for Xmas decor. I actually had a set of those ski attachments I found in my late husbands workshop but I believe I donated them recently