After sitting my Santas out I need something in the middle with some height. What to do, what to do? I found one of these tacky little christmas trees in a plastic bucket sitting around. I wasn't about to sit out untouched, as is. I tore it out of the foam and looked at it like "what the heck am I gonna do with a wire post". Inspiration struck when I went digging in Neil's room of weird treasures.
- Grab a some old fence boards, saw, hammer, nails, clamps and gorilla glue.
- Decide how big your plaques should be. I used the bread size Christmas plates, so I made my plaques about 10"x14".
- I didn't have any glue at the times so I layed 3 boards side by side face down. On the back I used 2 paint paddles and nailed each board. You know my motto - "Get 'er done" with whatever you have, do or die. The nails were too long, so once I turned the plaque over I just snipped off the tips of the nails. **If you have gorilla glue just skip this step and glue the planks together side-by-side and clamp till dry. I did come back and add glue later.
- To make the hanger on the back I added 2 tiny tacks and wrapped floral wire between them.
- I didn't want my plates attached permanently because I'd like to change them out later for a summer feel. To solve that issue I made homemade hangers by snipping paper clips in half and then attached them to the plate with a combination of gorilla glue and hot glue to hold in place and then cover them with a bit of felt.
And that's how you create pallet art work on a zero budget.
I have to admit the pallet and plate art wasn't my idea but I think I made it my own for Christmas. I got the idea from April at House By Hoff. She's one super creative gal, be sure to stop by and see for yourself. You can see her pallet art tutorial that I pinned HERE.
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Merry Christmas Y'all...