If you like cute, inexpensive Christmas crafts, you’re going to love this series! We’re joining some blogging friends to bring you 12 different Christmas projects that each cost less than $24 to make. For Day 8, we’re sharing our DIY snow skis.
My inspiration for this project came from this snow ski decor I saw at JoAnn’s.
This is a really easy project that goes together quickly. Other than paint drying time, it probably only took me 20 minutes to make.
I used 2 wood shims for the skis. Using heavy duty scissors, I cut the thin end of each shim just to round it off, then sanded it a bit to smooth them out. I painted the shims with a couple coats of acrylic paint and let them dry.
I used wooden skewers for the ski poles, and painted them with acrylic paint as well.
I used both E6000 and hot glue to glue the skis together into an X shape, and to glue the poles over the skis. Don’t worry if the glue looks a bit messy in the center of your X when you glue the poles down, you’re going to cover it with an embellishment anyway.
I added a pine sprig, pine cones and berries to the center of the skis to finish it off.
They look really cute added to a wreath or just mixed in with other Christmas decor on a mantel.
Don’t forget to check out all the 12 posts of Christmas below!