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 décor 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:



  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!

    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. :)

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

    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. :)

  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 :)

    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! :)

  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,

  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!

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

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

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


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