When I began planning out this sweet piece of spring pallet art, I had no way of knowing that there would be a massive snow storm that would hit major parts of the country at the time it would be ready for sharing. Funny how things work out that way sometimes and while I did like the quote when I first came across it, Lilly Pulitzer’s words seem remarkably more fitting now.
- Wood Pallet Art Canvas
- Cricut Explore
- Americana Chalky Decor Paints in Lace, Vintage, and Smitten
- Thin Paint Brush
- Foam Paint Brushes
- Painter’s Tape
- Scrap 12×12 Cardstock
- Spray Adhesive
Step One. Begin by cutting the stencil with the Cricut Explore. You can find the cut file HERE. I used a single piece of card stock to create the stencil by cutting the wording first with one side of the card stock and then rotating the mat to the opposite end before cutting the flowers. Easy peasy and less wasted card stock.
Step Two. Use the painters tape to tape a strip around the outer edge of the wood pallet. While this isn’t necessary to create the spring pallet art, I wanted to add a little extra visual interest and this simple stripe was an easy choice.
Step Three. Paint a nice even coat of the Yesteryear paint. Add a second coat of paint if you need to to make sure that you’ve adequately covered all of the exposed wood. Let the paint dry completely.
Step Five. Using the Lace paint and one of the foam paint brushes. Lightly dab the paint within the stencil, keeping the brush up and down, not at an angle. Use the minimum paint needed. If you have any excess paint on the brush, it will spread under the stencil which isn’t a bad thing; it just creates an extra step for you. Let the paint completely dry before moving on.
Step Six. Surprise – I used too much paint. The solution: use the thin paint brush to carefully paint over where the bleeding of the lace paint happened. It works like a magical eraser. Let the paint dry fully.
Step Seven. Use the Smitten paint and another foam brush to paint the flower, just as you did before with minimal paint and up and down dabbing. No angles! The stencil will have two flowers on it and while you’re free to paint more if you’d like, I chose to keep it with just one. Once again, let the paint dry completely.
I absolutely adore how this sweet spring pallet art turned out! Looking for a pretty spring wreath? Check out this spring floral DIY door decor.