DIY Target Wood Sleigh Upgrade

10 Materials
40 Minutes

Come along and let's upgrade this simple wood sleigh. We will add paint, and a few other decorations. If you're ready, I'd love if you came along and created with me! icon

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share this simple decorating craft with you. I recently took a trip to one of my local Target stores, and I found this wood sled/sleigh in the Dollar spot. I was pretty excited because I knew I could upgrade the look of this sleigh with just a few materials. Like most of my crafts, I use just a few materials when creating my crafts. If you're ready let's begin, and upgrade this wood sleigh.

Be sure to check out this video tutorial on creating your very own.

Materials needed for this craft

One Wood Sleigh

(Target dollar spot)

Wooden Stars

(Joann's craft store)

White paint

Red paint


Hot glue

Christmas greenery

(Joann's craft store)


Optional - Mini lights, and Wrapped gifts, Christmas Vinyl Sticker

This craft was around $12

Start off with applying some white paint onto your sleigh. When applying the paint onto your sleigh you can also paint the inside. You will probably need around 2-3 coats of paint for your sleigh.

Set your it aside, and allow it to fully dry.

Once your sleigh has had enough time to dry, you can add your Christmas vinyl sticker on the back side of your sleigh Again, this is completely optional.

Next, take your wooden stars, and apply red paint. For my sleigh I decided to use three stars. Be sure to allow your stars to completely dry.

Take some twine, and cut a small strand using your scissors. Using some hot glue, apply your twine onto one side of your sleigh. Apply the hot glue onto the ends of the twine.

( You can either add your stars on before adding the twine onto your sleigh, or you can add them on after you have added your twine onto your sleigh).

I went ahead and added my stars on after my twine was glued onto my sleigh.

When adding on your stars, be sure to protect your fingers from the hot glue. Add each star onto the twine, and that's it for that step.

This step is completely optional, but it honestly adds a cute touch to this project. If you have any old boxes around your home, or gift boxes they can easily be added to this project. Take any box and wrap them in your favorite holiday wrapping paper. If you have some gift boxes, take them, and add some twine, greenery, and a cute bow.

You're ready to start adding in your gift boxes, and greenery. Take your greenery, and gift boxes, and add them on the inside of your sleigh. If you choose to add any mini lights, add them after you have added in your decorations.

Your project is now complete, and wasn't it so easy to create?! I hope you have enjoyed this sleigh upgrade. I love hearing from you all. Let me know in the comments below if you'll be creating your very own. Thank you so much for stopping by.

I'll see you soon!

Suggested materials:

  • One Wood sleigh   (Target)
  • Wood Stars   (Joann's)
  • White paint
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  • Diana Diana on Nov 16, 2021

    I love this idea. I have a gold metal slay, I'm going to spray white, and add some of your details. I love the little packages. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

    • Stephanie Stephanie on Nov 16, 2021

      Diana, thank you so much. I am sure your metal slay will be even more beautiful with these added touches. 😊