Mini Pallet Valentine’s Day Art

Alright, winter decor yesterday and Valentine’s Day today. I like to keep you on your toes:)

Today, I’m sharing my Mini Pallet Valentine’s Day Art made with wood shims and Dye-Na Flow Paint by Jacquard Products. This paint was really fun to work with, and it is perfect to use on wood. It has the consistency of a wood stain but comes in a variety of vibrant colors. This paint is definitely worth checking out if you like to work with different stains and wood treatments.

Mini Pallet Valentine's Day Art by Design, Dining + Diapers

To create the mini pallet, I picked up a box of wood shims from the hardware store. It cost me roughly $5.00 for a pack of 42 and I only used 12 for this project so I have many left over for future projects.

Mini Pallet Valentine's Day Art by Design, Dining + Diapers

I’m still loving the ombré trend happening right now and I want to embrace it before it goes out of style! The look was really easy to achieve using the Dye-Na Flow paint (details below).

Mini Pallet Valentine's Day Art by Design, Dining + Diapers

And I just love how the Lumiere paint adds a little shimmer to the pallet. This is my second time working with the paints (first time on wood) and I really love them. They go on beautifully and the sheen is perfect.

Supply List:

– Pack of Wood Shims

– Wood Glue

Dye-Na Flow Brilliant Red Paint

Lumiere Pearlescent White Paint

– Paint Brush

– Scrap Paper and Scissors for Heart Stencil

Mini Pallet Valentine's Day Art by Design, Dining + Diapers

Start by removing the shims from the packaging and laying two shims side by side. Place a line of wood glue down the middle of each shim.

Carefully place the shims on top of the two base pieces. Note* shims are not even, they have a slight angle to them, so be cautious of the difference in the thickness. I wanted my pallet to be a little rugged so I rotated each shim, every other one, but you could also keep them all at the same angle for a different look.

Allow the glue to dry.

Mini Pallet Valentine's Day Art by Design, Dining + Diapers

Once the mini pallet is dry, it’s time to paint it with the Dye-Na Flow Brilliant Red Paint. It was really easy to achieve this look using the Dye-Na Flow Paint. Like I mentioned earlier, the paint is the same consistency as wood stain, very thin, so to achieve the ombré look I mixed the paint with water and added a little more each time to get it lighter and lighter. The darkest red is the paint color straight from the jar, and then I slowly added a little more water to each remaining stick. The last board was mainly the brush dipped in colored water.

Once the red paint is dry, cut out a heart shape and trace it onto the mini pallet. I chose to free hand the heart instead of using a stencil because of how uneven the edges were. The lumiere paint applied beautifully onto the wood surface. This paint is heaven, I honestly can’t say enough about it. I love the sheen it added to the pallet.

Mini Pallet Valentine's Day Art by Design, Dining + Diapers

If you are interested in checking out some of Jacquard Products paints, you better check in next Tuesday because I might be giving away some of it away along with A TON of other amazing prizes. This giveaway is going to be epic (hint hint, remember the $1,00 giveaway back in December? Yes, that big!) :)

Sharing this project at some of the parties here along with Today’s Creative BlogTipJunkieHome Stories A 2 Z, Funky Junk Interiors, The Shabby NestMy Repurposed LifeThe Shabby Creek CottageThrifty Decor Chick,

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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Comments

  1. Kimm at REINVENTED says

    So cute! I usually don’t decorate much for Valentine’s Day, but this project fits my style perfectly and has inspired me! :). I’m intrigued by this paint too, where is it available for purchase?

  2. says

    This is darling! I love simple art! I’ve been wanting to try something with pallets. I think the mini ones are the way to start. Thanks so much for the great idea! LOVE your site!

  3. says

    This is just perfect! I have been wanting to make something with wood shims for a while now. (Seriously, I have them on my project list). Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Angela

  4. Vanessa says

    Hi, Taryn

    What a great project. I love how you created this with shims. I found your lovely blog from Chase The Star link party. In Feb, I will be hosting a link party using wood. I would love for you to add your DIY project. I love looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower too.

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

  5. says

    Thanks for sharing that idea for making a mini pallet. I haven’t gotten out a big saw in years so doing one of the regular size pallets is too imtimidating for me but like Goldilocks sez…”this looks just right” . Thanks also for sharing about those paints…I have not heard of either one of them before. I saw your post over at “Home Stories A to Z” link party.

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