It’s always great to be here at The 36th Avenue!
I’m Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers and I’m here today to share an easy and inexpensive way
to add a little spring flare to your front door this year!
I’ve been on a little pallet kick lately.
More specifically, making mini pallets using wood shims.
I have for you a little Monogram Moss Pallet Sign for your front door (or anywhere!).
I tend to lean towards more non-traditional door decor.
While I love a good wreath, I also enjoy unconventional decor ( like my Christmas Twig Wreath).
And I think this definitely fits into a the more unconventional category.
But if this isn’t your type of door decor, try placing it on a mantel or in the kitchen!
Start by removing the shims from the packaging and laying two shims side by side.
Place a line of wood glue down the middle of each shim.
Carefully place the shims on top of the two base pieces.
Note* shims are not even, they have a slight angle to them, so be cautious of the difference in the thickness.
For my first pallet I rotated the sides to create more of a rugged look and with this projects
I kept the shims at the same angle to give it a cleaner look. Allow the glue to dry.
Give the pallet one coat of white acrylic paint. I love working with acrylics because they dry so fast!
Perfect for a nap time project 🙂
Next, I used my Silhouette to cut out my monogram and then traced it onto the pallet.
This was my first time working with sheet moss and it is really easy!
I used a pair of basic scissors to cut strips the same width as my monogram.
I had it pretty easy since a “W” has very straight lines, which made this project really easy to complete since
I didn’t have any corners to work around. The moss was very easy to cut and easy to shape.
I hot glued each strip in place until the entire “W” was filled.
And if there were any gaps, I just pulled off a tiny piece of the moss and glued it in place.
To top things off, I took some 3″ burlap ribbon and stapled it onto the back of the pallet to create a hanger.
So what do you think? Does it scream spring?! I hope so because I’m really ready for it 🙂
I want to give a huge thank you to Desiree for having me over today!
Here are a few other DIY Tutorials from Taryn that you don’t want to miss.
Check out this Handmade Flower Necklace.
Adorable and perfect for Spring!
And this DIY Mini Ladder
Have a wonderful day my friends.