I’m a little bit early but I wanted to kick off December by sharing my attempts at adding new or restaged Christmas decor to my home. My first piece was an upcycled window with Christmas bulbs attached to make it festive. You can take a look at the process here,
The latest project was a fun one. I upcycled again to make a pallet winter decororation. This was super easy and being a larger project, it still could be completed in a day. A while back, I came across a pallet on the side of the road. Of course I stopped. One can always use an extra pallet. Upon further inspection, it was actually a stand up pallet sign with writing on it. I still decided to load it up. I knew eventually I would find a use for it.
Sure enough, about six months later I came across this very cute scarecrow/snowman made from an upcycled pallet. I used this inspiration to create my own upcycled pallet snowman.
The project began with priming the entire pallet to cover up the words that were written on it. I then shopped my paint stash and found some left over black and white paint. Eyeballing it, I divided the board into the “hat” area and the “face” area. I painted each in their respective colors. While that dried, I went on the hunt for something to be used for the “brim” of the hat. I found a piece of trim that just happened to be the perfect length. I gave it a quick sanding because it had a shiny finish on it and then applied black paint. I went back and gave each piece a second coat just to make sure the written words from the sign wouldn’t bleed through. After a few hours of drying, I added the face details, and glued on the brim (trim).
The last step that I didn’t do yet is to a add a clear protective coat over the whole piece to protect it from the elements. Project complete and super easy, an upcylced pallet winter decoration The best part is that it did not cost me a dime. I especially like that!
How have you been decorating for the season?