This post originally appeared on Alderberry Hill. I wanted to be sure to share it with you as well.
Awhile back, I picked up some wood shims from Lowe’s with plans to make some makeshift pallet artwork out of them. I also grabbed one of the Valspar sample pots from the spring color line. Thankfully, I finally found the time to create my wood shim art and wanted to share it with you!
I started by glueing my wood shims together so that they identical height.
You can skip the step simply by putting all the thicker ends on the outside when connecting them but I like playing with wood glue 😉
Once my shims were dry, I used additional ones perpendicular along the back to hold them all together. Simply glue them onto the back of the shims and they will all stay together.
Using my Silhouette, I cut out a stencil of a flower pot from some leftover craft paper I had hanging around. I grabbed my samply pot of paint and a foam stencil pouncer to get started. Using the pouncer, I stenciled it along the front.
I removed the stencil and let the paint dry for my finished product.
I love how it works as part of our mantle display for Spring/Summer. The color is perfect with the orange and coral I used in our family room.
Have you ever created art using wood shims? Or maybe you like to use wood shims for other things? I know we used what seemed like a million of them when finishing the basement 🙂 I’d love to hear some of your ideas.
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