Craft supplies marked down and on clearance, I just can’t resist them
Even when I don’t have any idea at the time what I would make using these supplies, it is just so hard to resist a good deal on craft supplies.
Can anyone else relate?
This is how I have come to own two dark stained wood pallet signs that I found at Michaels months ago that were marked down to less than $5.00 for a pack of two. Using this wood sign, combined with small tile pieces in my stash, I was able to create this unique and easy tile pallet wall art sign to share with you today.
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THIS POST IS PART OF THE CREATIVE CRAFT BLOG HOP HOSTED EACH MONTH BY SARA FROM BIRDZ OF A FEATHER.
If you are visiting from Allyson’s site, Southern Sunflowers then welcome! I know you will enjoy her project for How To Decorate A Dollar Tree Bunny Wire Wreath project this month. At the very bottom of this post, I will direct you to the next stop on this blog hop venture, but I can assure you that you don’t want to miss any of the other talented bloggers participating this month.
Do these tile pieces look familiar?
If you follow along with this blog hop each month, you may remember that I shared a post where I used these small tile pieces to make these easy DIY Marbled Magnets last month.
While I had those tile pieces pulled out of my craft room, I also started this easy tile pallet wall art project at the same time. However, I didn’t finish it until this last weekend, just in time to share it at this month’s Creative Craft Hop.
On a side note, the leftover nail polish from my daughter’s Tutu Cute baby shower were used to make the tile magnets last month. The unused bottles were recently donated to a Assisted Living Center for the ladies to enjoy on their weekly spa day. Just something to make you smile today.
Back to the easy to make tile pallet wall art sign project.
The inspiration for this project was found on a random scroll through Pinterest of course, but the blogger’s project was more about building their own wall sign from an old pallet and then using transfers for the art design of the tile. It was a great post and inspired me to try my own version using those pallet signs I had randomly picked up at Michaels months ago.
Thankfully I didn’t need to build my own wood pallet sign since I had found such a great deal on a premade ones.
For this project you will need:
10″ Square Wood Pallet Plaque from Michaels or Amazon
Craft Paint Brushes
Blue Painter’s Tape
Fine Tip Black Sharpie Markers
The first step I debated over a bit and that was the decision to white wash over the dark stain of the wood pallet.
In the end I decided to just go ahead and try it since I had two of the wood pallets. If I didn’t like the project with the white washed one, I still had a dark stained one to use.
Using a craft paint brush and white acrylic paint, I applied a two layers of white paint over the dark stain of the wood pallet in light strokes. My goal was to apply just a thin layer to age the look of the wood but not entirely cover it up.
On the first attempt the stain bled back through so I repeated the process a second time for the aged weathered look I wanted.
Painting and decorating the small tile pieces was the fun part.
I am NOT an artist by any means but I can doodle some simple little flowers every once in a while. And that is exactly what I did.
Using painter’s tape on the back of the tile pieces to hold them close together, I attached twelve small tiles pieces together in four rows of three tile pieces each.
Do you want to know how I started the drawing? With a pencil and a fine tip Sharpie. I just started doodling on the tile pieces with the pencil first, then went over those lines with the Sharpie.
Here is where I share a secret that will help you get over the fear of messing up the design. Hand sanitizer easily removes the Sharpie ink if you don’t like what you created. Just remove it, and start over.
Doodle art in a new form.
After outlining my doodle art with the fine tip Black Sharpie marker, I then used acrylic craft paints to paint in the middle flower. No rules, just having fun with the process of creating.
Truthfully, I did consider painting the entire design, but I kind of liked having the contrast between the painted section and the freehand look of the Sharpie lines on the other sections.
Basically, it is your design, do what you want and draw what you want. Or use a stencil or even transfers. I doodled mine and had some fun with it.
After the acrylic paints had dried, I sprayed a top coat of Rust-Oleum Triple Thick Glaze over the tile pieces.
The final steps were to line up the tile pieces on the whitewashed wood pallet sign and glue them down using the E6000 glue and let that dry.
Actually, the final step is to hang your custom tile wall piece and enjoy it.
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Grandma's House DIY says
Thanks for sharing with us, I’ll be featuring you next week when the next To Grandma’s house we go link party starts!
How clever! Donna, you are a better artist than you give yourself credit for. I love the simplicity of this project and how you used tiles as a supply. I really like the combination of wood and ceramics.
How clever! You know I love pallet wood and the addition of your artistic tiles to it is just perfect.
Gail @Purple Hues and Me says
Your wall art is so unique and creative, Donna! It really is quite beautiful! What a fun way to create the design! I’ve never seen this technique before! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Gail. It was new to me too but I had fun with it.
Niki | Life as a LEO Wife says
What a neat & creative idea! I would have to use vinyl because I can’t draw even a stick figure to save my life! Your doodles look great, & I love the look of the color & the black & white. Pinned. It’s great hopping with you!
Thanks Niki. I did consider using vinyl cutouts at the start but decided to just go for it and have fun.
Very creative Donna! I love the way you used the tiles, and the fact that only one flower is colored really makes it dramatic and fun! It’s so satisfying to create something wonderful from things you already have in your stash~ a wonderful Spring decoration!
Thank you Jenna. It was fun to do.
This is so artistic and bold. I love how you could do it in any colour scheme to suit your design pallete. I think i’d have to use a template and trace it with carbon paper though. I don’t have your skill level unfortunately. Beautiful and thanks for sharing.
Thanks Leanna. I don’t consider myself to have any skill at drawing either. Just these flowers. LOL Thanks for the compliment though.
Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers says
What a great idea for unique wall art! Your wildflowers go well with your rustic pallet.
sara allen says
I can so relate to the markdown temptation. It’s so nice that you donated those nail polish bottles; it did put a smile on my face Donna!
I think your doodle art IS artistic and I love how you’re displaying it :).
Terrie - Decorate with Tip and More says
Your design on your tiles creates a very pretty wall hanging. Creatively done Donna!
Donna, this is lovely! Thanks for sharing your creative craft idea! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction