Christmas Decor for the Front Porch
Vintage Sleds Make Great Decorations
Vintage sleds make gorgeous decorations for the front porch for Christmas or just for the winter season.
The small sled pictured is the right size for my small porch and is decorated for Christmas with a glittery bronze bow, faux greenery, pine cones with faux snow and an ornament of an ice skate that says "NOEL". Attaching the greenery is easy with green floral tape from the crafts store. Although I did not add a light string to the sled, you could certainly do that.
You could easily change the decorations on the sled for the winter season if you do not celebrate Christmas or wish to keep the sled on the porch all winter. A bright blue bow and a snowman ornament would be an easy change to update the sled. If you have a large front porch you could use a larger sled to attract even more attention to your home for the season.
There are so many ways to decorate for the holidays that it is nice to try something different each year!
Where to Find a Vintage Sled
It is easy to find a vintage sled in many different sizes. Perhaps you have one in your garage. If not, then the best places to look for vintage sleds are at garage sales and local flea markets. I have found them at my local flea market for about $15 each. You can even use a newer sled -- whatever you can find!
Vintage Snowshoes, Ice Skates, and Wooden Skis are Great for the Porch at Christmas
For all of us who love vintage items, why not also consider using vintage showshoes, ice skates or vintage wooden skis on your porch at Christmas? They definitely fit in with the season and can be found at flea markets, garage sales or online auctions. I tied the snowshoes shown below with red ribbon and laced the ice skates with red cord and tied on red bows.
Try a different kind of wreath this year, or a different place to hang a wreath (s). For your door, how about a hanging basket of greens with ribbon instead of a wreath? Or you can try a square wreath made of boxwood instead of evergreen branches. I have also seen oval grapevine wreaths with longer bows. I sometimes hang a wreath from each window in the front of the house and I think it looks wonderful.