Thursday, December 1, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
I forgot to take alot of photos as I was going... So sorry. But the short version is this, Rip a pallet apart. Paint all the boards whatever colors you like. decide how big your sign needs to be and put them together with a couple of strips on the back. I got my letters at Hobby Lobby. I would go when they are half price, because they can get expensive at 7.50 apiece. I love the finished product! I have this one in my own bedroom, but I am going to take orders for more!
Are these cute or what? All it takes is a little imagination and some stair rail banisters. After I did the scarecrows, I decided to do some witches as well. They were a tad more difficult because of their hats. I made them out of felt and they turned out pretty good too!. Plain banisters, then paint..... For the scarecrows hats, I went down 1.5 inches and painted black. I thought that did not look quite far enough, so the next one I went two. Add a little wooden nose..use your imagination... and a block for the hat bill. I have a tiny brad gun I used to attach the hat bills, but i ended up just using wood glue on the noses because a busted a couple. Make a little bow for the hat and fashion a scarf out of whatever fabric or ribbon you like. I did rub some glaze on the scarecrows to age them a little. I put a couple in a basket of mums on my daughters front door, and the others are at the shop on display in a bushel basket. Have fun!
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Happy Fall Ya'll!. Well I'm a little early I know, but I am trying to beat the Alabama August heat by daydreaming about fall and football and sweaters and pumpkins..... you get the idea! I haven't posted in quite a while! Work has a way of getting in the way!. But... I have quit my full time corporate gig and I am working from home FULL TIME! Can you say YIPPEE!! In my fall quest I decided to rip apart a pallet and make some fall decorations. Aren't they adorable? I did not get all the pics of every stage. Ikr? I wasn't thinking blog until I was finished, but I will do my best to explain the steps. If you have never worked with pallet wood you are going to love it! You just have to know a few things about pallets... First, most are nailed together with some kind of screw nails. Which means you literally cannot just pull them apart with a hammer. You will need a deck wrecker, you can get one on Amazon. They are not too expensive. Or you can cut the nails with a sabre saw. I like to cut them because you can reuse the rusty nails. I like the way they look on certain projects. If they come out, you can just tap them back in. I always save rusty nails. I have drawers full of them. An old pallet project can look terrible with new nails. You can just lay your pallet wood out and draw your pumpkin. The first couple I did looked like apples. You gotta make the sides not so round. I think it looks more pumpkinlike.