Monday, October 22, 2018

DIY Anniversary Wood Heart Pallet

I've recently joined the team at Clear Scraps for a new adventure in design team work.  Clear Scraps is unlike anything I've done before with a lot more options in home decor and crafts, but you will still see some of my normal paper crafts mixed in too!. Today is my very first post and I'm kicking it off with a home decor piece!

Anniversary Heart Pallet

The moment I laid eyes on the Heart DIY Pallet Shape, I knew exactly what I wanted to create with it!  Some dear friends are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this month.  The wife had recently mentioned liking this saying, so I filed that moment in my head, knowing that I could create something special for them!
DIY Anniversary or Wedding Gift - Wood Heart Pallet

Isn't that the cutest phrase?  It could work for any year too!  Creating this took a little time but only because I was a little fussy in creating it!

Heart Pallet Close-ups

I did several layers on it for the base - combining wood stain and white acrylic paint.  My final layer was white acrylic paint and then I really roughed it up!  Sand paper, nails, you name it, I worked hard to make it as rustic looking as possible.  I actually kind of love this "farmhouse" style for this reason: no stress in getting the paint line free or if you miss a spot!  The imperfections are embraced!

Once all the paint had dried, I cut out words using my electronic cutting machine.  I considered tracing them and painting, but I had brown vinyl.  I knew that would be a little less work and if it went on bad, I could pull it up and paint it instead.  Thankfully it went very smoothly!  I love how the whole thing came together and can't wait to see the happy couple's faces when I give it to them!  Thanks for joining me today and be sure to visit the Clear Scraps Shop to get your hands on these beautiful Wood Pallets!  Think about all the holiday gifts you can start creating - personalized and fun for you too!

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