Wooden Winter Wonderland Porch Decor

Winter is quickly approaching, so it’s time to change out my seasonal porch decor. I created a whimsical colorful Winter wonderland using Walnut Hollow Large Snowmen, Rustic Sled, Open Stars, and Rustic Stars. I used DecoArt paints and chalkboard coating to decorate … Continue reading

Thankful Pallet

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

Thanksgiving is just about a month away and it’s time to think about new decorations for your home – maybe something that can change each year, if you like. Actually, you could leave this up all year round.

Thankful PalletThe Thankful Pallet, 14″ x 24″, is painted with chalkboard paint, so you can erase the words each year and write different things you are thankful for on each slat.

IMG_2259To make it easier to create, I sprayed the entire Rustic Pallet with Krylon® Chalkboard Paint, Black. Once it was dry, I used a large flat brush to paint the top slat only with Eggplant DecoArt® Americana®Multi-Surface Satin™. Once dry, I used the large flat brush to paint Clear DecoArt® Americana® Chalkboard Paint on the top of the Eggplant so it could be used like a chalkboard. Note: Always follow the manufacturers directions on the bottle so you know how long to wait between coats.

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IMG_2263I used Marvy® Bistro Chalk Markers for all the lettering.

IMG_2261To add a pop of color to the Pallet, paint cardstock tags with DecoArt® Americana Hauser Light Green and clothespins with Burnt Orange. Use a black marker pen to add other people or things for which you are Thankful. Add the tags here and there and secure them with a clothespin.

IMG_2264To hang the Pallet, attach a couple of metal screw eyes on the backside of the Pallet. Cut the green satin ribbon into (2) 24” lengths. Add ribbon on each side through the screw eyes and tie together at the top center of the Pallet.

Enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends!