Love, Kisses & Valentine Wishes
I have never gotten too much into decorating for Valentine’s Day, largely because my girls’ birthdays are on January 24th and February 11th. I’m usually so wrapped up in party planning and birthday decorating, Valentine’s Day is a bit much. But this year, Ethan had recently cut me up a bunch of pallets and I was excited to do some art!
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On a side note, check back in the next week or two – Ethan and I will be doing a video and detailed tutorial on how to cut pallets and construct signs. You will be shocked how easy it is with the right tools!
When planning out my pallets, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, so I took to Pinterest, looking at cool subway-style art, printable, and other Valentine’s Day decor. I found a bunch of really cool ideas – including a bunch of different styles, fonts, and styles of the word love to create the shape of a heart from the Fickle Pickle. A very similar idea to my Christmas tree pallet. But I thought that looked like too much work. lol.
I ended up with two different Valentine’s printables that I used for inspiration and I got to work. The first is a printable from Lovely Little Snippets – I love the color and thought about duplicated the chevrons, but decided to simplify instead.
The other inspiration I found at Eye Candy Event Details – another FREE printable! Yay for the printable trend. I really liked this one because we are definitely a little crazy in this house (or cray-cray, as me and Izzie like to say)!
As usual, I used excess paint from previous house projects. One pallet I painted off-white, the color from our kitchen. And the other pallet I painted pale blue, the color from of living room.
I then grabbed my no. 2 pencil, my acrylics, and a paint brush and watched some Fringe (our current addiction on Amazon Prime) while I started to work. As usual, I free-handed the design by looking at the inspirational picture, using a pencil first. I am sure you could easily use a Silhouette Cameo or a printer and transfer paper if you aren’t a big fan of free-hand. I’m just too lazy and think its quickest to free-hand it.
After that, I painted the words on both the pallets and let them dry. The next day, I lightly sanded them with coarse sand paper. Sometimes I over-sand, so I had to go back and touch up some spots with the acrylic paint.
I love that pallet art is so quick, cheap, and EASY! yay for another pallet victory.
I’m pretty excited – this pallet is being given away at our Baltimore Blogger Holiday party on Friday!! woot woot!
I added a little paper and wire banner because it looked like there was too much white space. Turned out super cute, I think.
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What do you think? What should I do for my next pallet? Any pallet tips we should include in out tutorial in the coming weeks?
As always, thanks for reading!
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