Welcome to the Thanksgiving Holiday Craftacular Blog Hop!
Today we have guest blogger Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom sharing a Neutral Turkey Pallet Sign using her Silhouette Cameo!
Throughout the year, my blogging friends and I will share our holiday or seasonal projects. Stop here Monday through Friday of this week to see great Thanksgiving decorating projects, crafts and ideas from me and my friends!
Plus, share your Thanksgiving project, recipe or craft at the Holiday Craftacular linky party below!
We can’t wait to see your Thanksgiving creations! We’ll share our linky party favorites at our next Holiday Craftacular blog hop and on our Holiday Craftacular Pinterest Board!
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Today’s Feature from Last Week’s Party:
Before I share my Thanksgiving project, I would like to share one of my favorites from last month’s Holiday Craftacular Linky Party: Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins from Karen’s Up on the Hill. These pumpkins are so creative, colorful and the warm yarn texture is perfect for the fall.
Today I am excited to share a Neutral Turkey Pallet Sign that I created using my Silhouette Cameo! I have been seeing pallets in Hobby Lobby for a few months now and I knew I wanted to create something using one. I don’t have a lot of Thanksgiving decor, so I thought it would be fun to create a silhouette of a turkey on the palette!
You’ll also see I added a scalloped gold bunting to the top of the turkey palette. I found the bunting in the Dollar Spot at Target! SO many cute items in the Target Dollar Spot right now!
For this project you’ll need a wood pallet, two different colors of paint, mod podge, a paint brush, vinyl and backing paper and your Silhouette machine.
You’ll want to paint your pallet — I did two coats. Let it dry really well (I let it dry overnight) before you apply the vinyl to it.
For the turkey, I went into the Silhouette Design store and purchased a silhouette of a turkey. You’ll want to measure your pallet to see what dimensions to make your turkey in your Silhouette software.
After your print your turkey on your Silhouette, peel away the vinyl to expose the turkey shape.
Then, remove the back layer of your backing paper and place the sticky side onto the vinyl turkey. Peel away the back layer of the vinyl paper. You’ll now have the backing paper with just the vinyl itself on it. Place it onto your pallet and smooth it down REALLY well.
You’ll then peel away the backing from the vinyl and you’ll be left with just the turkey vinyl on your pallet.
Next, you’ll add a layer of mod podge around the edge of the turkey. Make sure a little gets on the vinyl and the pallet all the way around to form a seal. This will prevent your paint from seeping through the vinyl and you shouldn’t have any bleeding. This is a step you do not want to skip!
You now have a ‘template’ that you’ll paint inside of to get a nice clean cut turkey with straight edges. This is why I love my Silhouette, it makes my life so much easier!
And, that’s it! This turkey palette can be hung on the wall, propped up on a mantel or you can display it in your kitchen like I did.
This wraps up my Thanksgiving pallet craft tutorial! Stop by here tomorrow to see what my friend, Becky at The Dempster Logbook, has created to celebrate Thanksgiving! Plus, if you missed our Holiday Craftacular yesterday, make sure you see Lauren’s DIY Thanksgiving Wooden Sign!
Now, it is time for you to link up your current fall and Thanksgiving crafts and you’ll have a chance to be featured next month!