I'm not sure where I originally found the pattern for this sled, but I looked for a pattern online and couldn't find this particular one. There are other patterns, but this is still my favorite. One year I made about thirty of these. No doubt that was the year I got bursitis! I hosted a Make Your Own Christmas Present party and a bunch of ladies came over and we crafted these together. Fun memories. The most fun memory, though, is what we did after the party. We decided to be sneaky Christmas elves and prank our pastor and my husband, who worked for the church at the time, by setting up a Christmas tree in their office. We went to my friend's house, rescued an unused tree in her basement, dragged it to the office and hung my huge homemade ornament collection. It was lovely. Only Jon or Robb can tell you if they were pleased...
To make a sled you will need 6 popsicle sticks. Cut two of them (I just used a wire cutting pliers)as follows:
I painted most of my sleds all gold, then used crackle compound and painted the tops either red or green.
I hot glued little bits of greenery and berries on the body of the sled or personalized them with a gold pen for gifts.