I love decorating for Thanksgiving but often find I just don’t have the time to do a lot of decoration changes. So, I typically focus on decorating the house for fall and then add a few Thanksgiving specific touches around the house as the holiday gets closer. This year, I created some Thanksgiving mini pallet art to display on my mantle. It is the perfect last minute craft to toss up for Thanksgiving since it takes only a few supplies and almost no time to complete.
Mini pallet style art is super simple to make and can be customized pretty much any way you want. I started with some wood shims to make mine. When I made my last pallet style art, I glued the wood shims together so they were all the same width. This time, I skipped that step and just dealt with the slope in the wood shims by alternating them so it laid semi-flat. This worked fine because I wasn’t stenciling anything onto the wood shims. If I was going to be stenciling, I definitely would have tried to flatten them out a bit to make it easier.
I used two wood shims on the back that I glued on perpendicular to the others to hold them all together. Then, I painted the front. At first, I painted them a really light beige color that I found on the clearance bin at Home Depot. It was too light though so I switched to a different color that was a bit darker.
A quick trip upstairs to use my Silhouette Cameo and I had words to attach to the front of my mini pallet style art.
Have you created any pallet art work recently…mini or otherwise? I am loving how it looks up on our mantle. Plus, it takes such little time that I can easily put it together for Thanksgiving.