We teamed up with Design Master to share this project–a DIY hanging mini pallet with Air Plants! Use their easy-to-blend TintIT® colors (which you can find at your local craft supply store, like Michaels), you can create an ombre color grid for a unique wall hanging. Just tuck a few Air Plants behind the slats, and voilà!
- Design Master 533 Sunflower and 530 Pinkolicious
- 6 Basswood slats ¼” x 3” x 24”
- 4 Basswood strips 1/4”x ¼” x 1” x 24”
- Fine grade sandpaper
- Scrap paper
- Latex gloves
- Paper towel
- 54 small nails/braids
- 1 picture hanging kit
- Air Plants for decorating
- Sand the wood slats to smooth the surface. Wipe away the dust.
- Prepare a protected surface to spray the wood slats. Wear latex gloves.
- Closely spray TintIT® Sunflower on a slat. Let the spray puddle and wet the wood surface. Be sure to color the edges as well! Immediately, while the color is still wet, wipe the TintIT into the wood with a paper towel. If an area is missed, closely apply some more TintIT and wipe again. Let dry. (This application enhances the wood grain.) Color four of the six slats in this method.
- Color the remaining two unfinished wood slats in the same manner using TintIT Pinkolicious.
- Set aside one of the yellow stained wood slats. To a second yellow slat, mist with Sunflower at a distance of about 15 inches. Even out the wood color by misting areas that might look a bit lighter. Then, to deepen the yellow, evenly mist the whole slat. These two slats will be the top two rungs on the pallet.
- To the remaining two faintly stained yellow slats, lightly mist with Pinkolicious TintIT from approximately 15 inches away. The colors will blend to make a light coral hue! Keep one of these slats light in color to use as the third rung on the pallet. Then on the other slat mist another coat of Pinkolicious to deepen the color. If desired, also mist with Sunflower to balance the coral color. This will be used for the fourth rung on the pallet.
- To the light pink stained slats, select one to set aside for the fifth rung of the pallet. To the second pink slat, mist with Pinkolicious at a distance of about 15inches. Even out the wood color by misting areas that might look lighter. Then, to deepen the pink, evenly mist the whole slat. This slat will be the last rung on the pallet!
- After slats have dried, sand the wood with the scrap paper. This will remove impurities caught in the spray, but not the color.
- Assemble the pallet. Nail two of the 1 inch wide strips together to make thicker. Align the strips 1/2 inch in from the edge of the slats and nail the rungs to the wood strip.
- Attach a picture hanging kit to backside. Keep the wire tight to hide behind a slat. Attach to wall; arrange Air Plants between rungs and enjoy!
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