By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow
Need to decorate a small area in your home? Don’t have a mantel to hang those Christmas stockings? Well, there might be other reasons you need to make this. Starting with a raw Pallet, basecoat – every other slat – with DecoArt® Americana® Tuscan Red, using a large flat brush. The other 2 slats are basecoated using the large flat brush and Holly Green (DecoArt® Americana®).
Once the paint is thoroughly dry, use a medium-coarse sanding block or an electric sander to sand the edges of the Pallet for a vintage or worn look.
I used a 2” alphabet stencil to trace the letters “M-E-R-R-Y” with a pencil onto the Pallet. I used chalk to hand-letter the word “Christmas”. Use DecoArt® Americana® Light Buttermilk with a medium flat brush to paint the stencil letters.
Use a medium roung brush to paint “Christmas” with Light Buttermilk. Thin the paint with water to make it easier for paint to flow off the brush as you paint the letters.
Now you are ready to hang anything – small decorations, stockings, etc.