Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Saint Patrick's Day Pallet Art

 I am in love with pallet art. I recently made a piece for Spring and shared it over on my blog. Today I'm excited to share with you this fun and colorful piece of pallet art I created for Saint Patrick's Day! I normally bypass decorating for this holiday, but when the idea for making a rainbow piece popped into my head, I just had to create it! :)

You'll need:
* wood shims
* wood glue
* acrylic paint
* paint brush
* foam brush
* contact paper
* stencils, Silhouette or other crafty cutter

First, you'll want to decide how large you want your pallet to be. That will not only determine how many different colors of paint you'll need, but also how large you'll need to print out your design. I decided on nine shims.

Next, get to work on painting your shims.

After your shims have dried, you'll need to glue them to the base shims to create your pallet. They will not be completely even, so it will give you that perfect pallet look. :)

Once the glue has dried (I usually weigh my just glued shims down with a few books to ensure they're glued together tightly), it's time to apply your stencil.

Using my Silhouette, I printed out a simple shamrock on an piece of contact paper. I simply trimmed it down to size (8x10) and ran it through the Silhouette. Now just peel off the backing of the contact paper and carefully apply it to your pallet. Make sure it's lined up exactly how you like it and that all the bubbles have been smoothed out.

Next, take a foam brush and gently blot white acrylic paint onto your stencil. Carefully peel back the paper and let your pallet dry.

That's it! Now you have a creative, bright and fun piece of pallet art to display in your home for Saint Patrick's Day.

I really love how this turned out and plan on hanging this piece of artwork in my boys' play room once the holiday is over. We're Irish, so we have to represent! :)

Have you ever made any pallet art? Do you decorate for St. Patrick's Day?

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  1. Super cute rainbow! Really love this decoration and it looks so easy :)

    1. Thanks, Mandy! It WAS easy.. and I LOVE how it turned out! :)

  2. Love this! I've never tried pallet art before, but I think it may be time!