Vintage Snow Shoe Christmas “Wreath”

 

I wanted a Mountain Cabin look on my suburban home this Christmas…so I found a vintage snow shoe and made a “wreath”!
Click HERE for the full DIY tutorial!
Time: 20 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
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I found this old, WWII military-issue snow shoe earlier this year at a vintage shop. It was the right price for a Christmas idea I had in mind, so I snapped it up!
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To create a front door “wreath”, I first gave it a non-permanent bow. Click HERE to find out the secret crafting ingredient! Because it’s such a cool piece of history, I didn’t want to alter it any way!
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Next, I gathered some vintage Christmas cards and clipped them to the leather laces. I LOVE vintage Christmas cards, but modern cards, old holiday postcards, or printables on cardstock would do just fine.
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But, it needed one more thing, wouldn’t you say? I had a pretty good idea of what it needed to finish it off!
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A little greenery to top it off! I used natural pieces from my yard (does it count as yard work??) but faux greens would be perfect, too.
Now I feel like I have that wonderful mountain cabin look, even though I live in the suburbs. Happy Holidays, y’all!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Snowshoe  (Antiques store)
  • Ribbon  (Craft store)
  • Paper ephemera  (Online, antiques stores, etc.)