Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DIY Spring Pallet Art

Here it is, my very own DIY Spring Pallet Art! It's pretty warm down here in Houston and I have been itching to start decorating our house for the upcoming season. I had to start somewhere, right? :)



I've been eyeing up this gorgeous Easter pallet art that Taryn over at Design, Dining and Diapers ever since she posted about it.


And I've finally decided to create my own! I LOVE how this turned out. It matches perfectly with our d├ęcor and it could be displayed year round in our home. And, it features two of my favorite things: the color yellow and birds. :)
 
Here's what you'll need to make your own:
* Wood shims
* Wood glue
* Yellow Paint (I used canary from Valspar's Lakeside Cottage collection)
* While Acrylic Paint
* Sponge brush
* Paint brush
* Stencils or Silhouette


First, you'll need to decide how large you want your art to be. I measured up my bird stencil (which I cut from my Silhouette) against my shims to figure out how large I wanted it. I decided on 9 shims for my design.


Next, apply a liberal amount of wood glue to two additional shims and press your other shims on top. Let it dry completely.


Now, you need to paint your pallet. I just love this yellow color. It makes me so happy to look at! :)

Finally, it's time to place your stencil onto your pallet. Using your sponge brush, gently apply the white acrylic paint following your stencil design. My bird's legs are very thin, so I was a little nervous about how they would turn out. There really was no problem, though. :)


After outlining my bird in paint, I colored it in. I also added the word "tweet" in the corner to add a little big of whimsy to my pallet sign.



What do you think? I'm rather smitten. :)


I'm so excited to be linking up with The Pinterest Challenge. It's a little something that Sherry over at Young House Love and Katie over at Bower Power started up. This is my first time joining them and I'm so happy that I did!

Also sharing with these great parties:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 








 

18 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love pallet projects and have done a few myself, but not a spring one! Happy to be following you via GFC and looking forward to more awesome projects!

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    1. This is my first time doing pallet art. I wish I had done it sooner! I'm looking forward to creating more pieces. Thanks for the stopping by and for the follow! It means a lot. :)

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  2. I love the Tweet! My 19 month old calls birds tweet-tweets... and now I catch myself saying it too. :)

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    1. "bird" was my oldest son's first identifiable word. How adorable that he calls them "tweet tweets".. Kids are so funny! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  3. Cute! I never would've thought to buy wood shims to create something like this! I think this will be making its way to my pinboard :)

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    1. Thanks for pinning! It was so easy to make. I can't wait to make more. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I hope you and those two little boys are well! :)

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  5. Very cute and creative. I love to use the construction shims for small projects too. Please consider coming over and linking this up to my weekend link party at The Patriotic Pam. I know my readers would love to see this too.
    Hope to see you there,
    Pam

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  6. Super duper cute project! Think I'm gonna have to pin this one and try it later! Also, just wanted to thank you for stopping by my lil' blog :-) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Luisa! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, too. :)

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  7. Thank you so much for the shout out! Yours turned out super cute!

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    1. Thank you, Taryn! You always have such awesome ideas!! :)

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