This project is part of a two part post where I first created a painted pallet sign and planter for my side entrance. Once the weather started changing, I decided to recreate the other side of the pallet for a winter themed display.
You can read the entire post here.
Although I loved the design, I had to admit it was more of a Spring/Summer look that I would not be able to enjoy fully all year.
After casually mentioning on another social network site that I was considering adding a winter design on the back side, the reader response and enthusiasm for the idea convinced me to give it a try.
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Winter Themed Pallet Project
For this project you will need:
I had to buy more spray paint in the Seaside gloss color from Rust-Oleum, being very careful not to let the spray get through the cracks in the pallet and cover up the original design on the other side.
To create the snowman, I used bowls and plates in different sizes as a template for the circles. I traced the circles in chalk first to get the size for each section of the snowman. Chalk can easily wipe off with a damp towel so it was my first choice instead of pencil or sharpie that you can wipe off. The rest of the design I just free-handed painted it until I got it to look the way I envisioned it in my head at least.
I used acrylic craft paints to finish the design. This step took several days as I could only apply one coat or color at a time and had to wait for it to dry between coats. That way I didn’t smear the paint in the process. I also found that it took several layers of paint for the red and orange for it to show up on the blue background.
This wasn’t my original concept for the design, but a mistake in spelling (didn’t catch it before I added the paint) led me to add some elements like the yard sign at the bottom. Sometimes a simple mistake can be a good thing because I like the sign so much better this way.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians :7