DIY Picket Fence Skis for Christmas

 Every time I see someone decorating with an old skis I wish I had a pair to decorate my home. With that being said, I did what I do... I made a decorative set of skis for myself!

large red and white bow with greenery

First, I started with 2 found fence pickets. 

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I was lucky enough to find a bunch of new pickets wrapped up nicely in a bundle on the side of the road. 

I couldn't leave them there! 

So nice of them to bundle them for me. 😉

I painted 2 pickets with Fort York Fusion Mineral Paint and distressed the edges with a small electric sander

red painted picket fence pieces

This project is easy to make and takes no time! 

I used the grain sack stencil from Old Sign Stencils to quickly stencil stripes on the top and bottom of each ski. 

I use this stencil all the time! 

stenciled white stripes on skis

Now it was time to put this project together. 

In the center of one ski, I added a drop of wood glue then used the nail gun to attach the skis at a slight angle. 

red and white bow and greenery

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These skis couldn't be easier to make! 

decorative red skis on a table

Add a hook on the back or wire to hang them on the wall. 

Red skis with a bow and greenery

Red and white Christmas skis

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red skis on a lattice background


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. .