Elegant Sled Centerpiece

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Jazz up an unfinished wood sled from Walnut Hollow to create holiday decor that is elegant and beautiful.  This festive centerpiece is perfect for holiday decorating and party throwing.

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Step one: Paint the entire sled with red paint.  I used a shade called Imperial Red from Plaid Crafts.  I used nearly an entire bottle to cover the entire sled.  Let the paint dry completely.
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Step two:  Choose a scroll or floral stencil.  Tape it to the part of the sled you’d like to decorate.  I chose the center portion of the top of the sled, as well as the sides of the sled.
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Step three: Dab gold paint over the stencil.  I used FolkArt Gold Metallic Paint by Plaid Crafts.  For best results, dip the foam pouncer in the gold paint, then tap it on your work surface to remove the excess paint.  Gently dab the pouncer over the stencil.
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Move the stencil and repeat until you’ve achieved the desired design. Let the paint dry completely.
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Step four:  Decorate the top of the sled.  I started with a miniature pine tree, then added a gold mason jar with a battery operated candle inside.  I wrapped the two with a holiday berry strand, and filled in the gaps with pine cones.
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The gold paint shines so brightly that it almost looks like gold leaf.  This elegant sled is the perfect centerpiece for the holidays!  You can find the unfinished wood sled HERE, along with lots of other wonderful Walnut Hollow wood products.
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Italian born and bred, Morena is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. The daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she excels in creating colorful, bold pieces. As a former teacher, her site, www.morenascorner.com,  is like her virtual classroom.
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