Why yes! I am still making art for my little corner of the world. I share this space with my dining room so I had a question to ask myself. Do I hide the fact that it’s my craft and office station or do I just own it?
I decided to own it. Why not?! It’s what I love to do. Why try and hide it.
I have always wanted to try pallet art. I love the way it looks. However, I really didn’t know where to actually get a pallet. I see them everywhere but I would feel so bad if I couldn’t ask someone if I could have it. Usually people aren’t just hanging out by their pallets. What if they needed it later?! I know such internal conflict.
So I just went the safe route and went to Home Depot and recreated it. The other part of creating a pallet is I don’t have that many tools at my disposal. So I knew the wood I had to find had to already be cut and ready.
I was in luck because I found these babies.
6 – Poplar Hobby Board 0.25 x 3.5 x 2ft
2 – Poplar Hobby Board 0.25 x 2.5 x 2ft
Wood Stain ( I used Varathane Wood Stain in Dark Walnut)
Gold Paint ( I used Martha Stewart Metallic Gold Pearl)
Using wood glue – glue the 6 planks together.
The glue could get drippy so make sure to wipe it clean on the side that will be the front of your artwork.
Glue the two smaller pieces of the wood for extra support.
I had to use my saw here. Had I just bought one more board I could of got away without having to use any tools.
Now your pallet is done! Super easy right? I know. I think I put off pallet arts because I thought it looked too hard.
Now you need to stain the pallet.
I used a small foam roller and rolled on the stain. Let it dry.
Using the Silhouette I made a stencil for the word create. All I did was weld the font I wanted together. Super easy. Use a piece of vinyl to create the stencil.
The hardest part for me was getting the vinyl to lay right on the wood. You don’t want any bubbles!
Then using a sponge I pounced the paint on the stencil. I don’t have a picture of this actually going down. #fail. I used this awesome paint from the Martha Living line.
I seriously love this paint. I found it at Home Depot and the color is Golden Pearl. It adds a pretty metallic look without being to0 gaudy.
I let my stencil dry. Then carefully pulled the stencil off the pallet.
I used a sand sponge to give it a rougher look.
Once my pallet was done I knew I wanted to make something to hang on it. I absolutely fell in love with this wreath from The Red Thread. I followed her tutorial exactly.
I thought this would be a perfect time saver project using the Silhouette so I made my own leaves in the Silhouette Studio.
I used some left over cardboard from a recent IKEA trip, a stapler, and raided my paper stash. I sat on the couch and stapled leaves to a wreath while catching up on some shows. I love craft nights.
I hung the wreath in the middle of my pallet and I was done! What I love about this is if I change my mind (which happens a lot) and want something different I can change it out.
I was so in love with my new paper wreath I had to make another one. So I made this fall one to put above my fire place.
I could seriously make a wreath for every occasion now.
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