DIY Stenciled Christmas Buffalo Check Vintage Sled

       Today I'm stenciling a vintage sled with 
one of my favorite stencils.

DIY Stenciled Christmas Buffalo Check Vintage Sled.

I began with a vintage sled I've had laying around for a long time. 

I painted it with one coat of Fusion Mineral Paint in coal black.

Stenciled Christmas Buffalo Check Vintage Sled.

The one coat of coal black gave the sled a great black stained effect as the paint absorbed into the dry wood. 

Next I pounced on red craft paint on my favorite buffalo check stencil by Old Sign Stencils. 

Christmas Buffalo Check Vintage Sled.

These stencils are heavy duty and will last through hundreds of projects. 

Visit HERE to see all the gorgeous stencils available!

It's easy to do with a tiny amount of paint in a tray and a sponge pouncer

Red and Black Christmas Buffalo Check Vintage Sled.

I was finished in just a few minutes and I let the paint dry. 

DIY Red and Black Christmas Buffalo Check Vintage Sled.

I reattached the original rope and added a red bow and greenery.

DIY Red and Black Buffalo Check Vintage Sled.

The whole project took less than an hour and looks amazing! 

 Red and Black Buffalo Check Vintage Sled.

The perfect holiday decoration for the front porch!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much! Still learning the buffalo check, it's a little challenging but I got it this time!

  2. What a great way to give a new life to an old sleigh. Love that stencil!

  3. Great project, but the ad content from Mediavine isn't so great.

  4. Buffalo check and a Christmas sleigh, the perfect combination! Love and need that stencil.

  5. This looks amazing! I love the buffalo check. Perfect Christmas decor!


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