Fall is absolutely the best time of year. There is football, multicolored leaves, pumpkin everything, boots, and plaid everywhere! It is like my Heaven on Earth. Of course the creative juices start flowing like crazy this time of year and there are always at least 10 projects going on at a time in my office. One of those projects was this awesome plaid Thanksgiving pallet wall art.
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- Unfinished Pallet Cutout Art
- Raw Umber Acrylic Paint
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Plaid Fabric
- Paper Towels
Take all packaging and tags off of your pallets.
Put some paint into a container (or on a paint pallet) and add a small amount of water to it. Mix well.
- It should be thinner but still retain a paint-like consistency.
- It is best to add the water in small increments until you get the desired consistency.
Begin covering your wall hanging with paint and water mixture. Once you have covered about half, take a dry paper towel and wipe it over the paint. This will allow the wood grain to show through giving you the look of stained wood instead of painted wood.
Repeat step 3 until your entire pallet is “stained” and then allow it to dry completely.
Once dry, cut a piece of plaid fabric to the size of the wall hanging and attach it to the back using hot glue.
Lastly, attach a small picture hook to the back to hang.
- Because these are not very heavy, I opted to use hot glue to attach the hook. If you are concerned about it holding, attach your hook using E6000 instead and allow to dry 24 hours before hanging.
This is such an easy and fun way to add a touch of plaid to your Thanksgiving décor without your home looking like it was attacked by the Brawny paper towel guy. They come together so quickly that you can easily have them finished and hanging by your Thanksgiving meal without taking away from food prep time. Don’t forget to check out all of our other Autumn projects before you go!