It’s slowly turning into holiday central over here, I just love this time of the year. Creating custom decor each year is one of my very favorite things to do. Not only is it custom and one of a kind, it’s budget friendly to do. Ornaments are such a great place to start, these fun Mini Pallet Ornaments will be filling my tree this year with my store bought ornaments.
– popsicle sticks
– Cricut Explore Cutting Machine
– glue gun
– white acrylic paint
– red acrylic paint
– green acrylic paint
– 1″ foam paint brush
– small round pouncer foam brush
– jute twine
To see how I built the mini pallets from popsicle sticks go HERE.
Once I had my mini pallets built I created a white wash using 1/8 cup water and about 1/2 tablespoon of white acrylic paint, this is not an exact science at all. Feel free to do your white wash as dark or light as you like.
Paint each mini pallet with the 1″ foam brush and white wash mixture, set aside and let dry.
While those were drying I created my images in my editing software then uploaded my custom images to Cricut Design Space and turned it in to a cuttable image. I sized them to fit my mini pallets.
Apply the vinyl to your mini pallets and use your mini round foam pouncer brush to paint over the stencil. Paint carefully and in light layers of paint since the pallets are uneven, some bleeding may occur.
If bleeding does occur you can use a sharp xacto knife to scrape away the paint bleed marks, or use a fine paint brush to touch up the white wash.