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Father's Day Pallet Project

By: All Things Heart and Home
May 29, 2015

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Father s Day Pallet Project
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I wonder why Mother's Day gifts are often sentimental and Father's Day gifts are more practical?

Maybe dad's like practical gifts, but every once in a while (like on Father's Day), maybe a little dad-sentiment would be nice...

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz - Everlasting
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Sea Glass
  • Americana Decou-Page Photo Transfer Medium 8oz - Americana Decou-Page Photo Transfer Medium
  • Americana Decou-Page (Glue-Sealer-Finish) 8oz - Americana Decou-Page Matte
  • Americana Decou-Page Papers - Olde Worlde
  • Small pallet sign
  • Printed words
  • Permanent marker

Instructions:

If you don't have pallet wood sitting around, look for signs that are on sale at your local home store or craft store...off-season or out of style wood signs are in abundance and you can work a little magic on these in no time!

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My clearance sign was black, so I started by painting it with Chalky Finish paint...

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The paper I picked for my project is sage green script- to keep the wood color cohesive I brushed a little Americana Acrylic (Sea Glass) over the white...

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Just a little color wash makes a big difference. If you get too much color on the boards, just wipe some off with a damp cloth...

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I love the look of torn paper that leaves a little wood showing along the edges. The paper is easy to work with and goes on beautifully with Deco Page...

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Now for the words! What are the first words you think of when you think of your dad!? Add these words to your papered piece...

You can easily use letter stencils and paint to add your words or do like I did and print out the words using different fonts- (be sure to print a mirror image)

If you're using printed words, trim close to the letters and apply Deco Page Photo Transfer Medium to the ink side and place onto the wood-leave overnight to dry completely...

 

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Using a damp cloth carefully moisten the letters and rub the paper carefully until you see your letters! Because you are using the transfer medium over the Deco Page Paper, some of your lettering may come off...I used a permanent marker to fill in all of my letters-

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To finish the sign, I gently sanded over the whole piece to give the letters a softer look...and added a coat of Deco Page Matte Sealer...

Yep, sometimes it's nice to give a little dad-sentiment! This sign along with a gift card to my dad's favorite restaurant will be the perfect Father's Day gift!

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Be sure to visit All Things Heart and Home  for more projects and to learn more about Robin.

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