DIY Wood Banner
Rustic Farmhouse Tray
DIY Street Number Sign
What you will need for this project...
- pallet wood (flat and without nails)
- thin balsa wood (optional for the doors and hayloft cutout)
- tongue depressor (for the roof)
- red and grey craft paint
- stain for wood (glaze or watered down paint would work also)
- faux snow (recipe below) (optional)
- glue stick and hot glue gun
- mini bottle brush tree (optional)
Steps...1) Find some pallet wood, thin balsa wood and a tongue depressor.
2) Cut out a barn and silo shape out of the pallet wood.
3) Paint the barn red as well as the top of the silo.
4) Let the red paint dry and then paint the silo in gray. Once dry hot glue pieces together.
5) Using an exacto knife score the tongue depressor to fit the roof shape and snip an edge out to accomodate for the shape of the silo. (You could use twigs or popsicle sticks if you can't find tongue depressors).
6) Cut a rectangular piece of thin wood for the doors and a square piece for the hayloft opening. Paint the hayloft opening black and the outline of the doors in a black double x pattern.
7) Add some white paint to the roof of the barn and silo, the top of the doors, window and ground. (Do not glue the pieces on until after you have added the faux snow in case of dripping).
8) You can add some faux snow to the roofs and add a snow covered mini bottlebrush tree to finish it off. You can find the recipe and detailed directions for the faux snow below.
- 1/2 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup White Glue
- 2 tbsps. White Chalk Paint or Craft Paint
Using a container of your choice add the first 3 ingredients. (I mixed mine in a plastic container that had a lid so that I could store it when not in use). Mix
well with a whisk or fork, or hand held blender. The consistency should
be like that of cream cheese frosting. Do a drip test on a piece of
scrap wood. It should pretty much stay put. If it is too runny add more
baking soda, if it is too thick, add more glue. It can be
stored for a few days. The glitter is also optional, but should be
sprinkled on top soon after. (Wash out your brushes when you are done with soap and water.)
or simply on a shelf with some vintage bottle brush trees...