Do you ever get a whim to craft something?
Sometimes I get the kids in bed and all I want to do is
Sometimes I get the kids in bed and I just want to
This can pose some problems. First of all, for a blogger it’s
hard to take quality pictures when you have zero natural light to work with.
Secondly, you’re in a frantic rush to get things done before you poop out
completely. There’s also the extra challenge of not really being able to make
any noise, so power tools or loud hammering is out. So when I decided that I
needed to make some Valentines decor for my mantel I knew it had to quick and
easy. This craft fit the bill; it took two “tools”, used two materials, and only
about 5 minutes from start to finish.
I ventured out into our freezing garage and pulled out three
pallet boards that I already had cut from disassembling a pallet a few months
ago. I also grabbed some duct tape, a bottle of pink craft paint, and a small
After I wiped down the boards inside, I lined them up and
placed duct tape along the seams in the back. Yep, super professional. Hey, don’t
judge me. I’m sure I’ll go back soon and secure it better, more like this pallet sign
(Or maybe not, we’ll see where it rates on my list of priorities. After all, no one sees the back anyway and why make things harder than they have to be?!
Once my boards were stuck together, I merely free-handed a pink heart on the
front. Nothing fancy and anyone could do this because trust me, I have pretty
much zero artistic ability when it comes to drawing.
It really doesn’t get much simpler than that!
Have you started decorating for Valentine’s Day yet? And
what have you used duct tape for lately?
Labels: holidays, home decor, paint, quick craft, wood