DIY: Pallet Decor

Today I will show you a pallet decor tutorial with which you can easily beautify your  garden or apartment. From a simple pallet, we quickly conjure up a huge candlestick that can also be easily turned into a small shelf. So multi-functional, we love that!

DIY Pallet Decor

The pallet decor is once again one of my wedding DIY projects. We used the pallets to set up candles and lanterns in front of the location and also as a lateral separation from the DJ stage. It shouldn’t fall off! The beautiful things are of course much too good to throw away and that’s why they are now getting their second chance as patio decorations with my parents. Decorated to match the season. In the photos you can see the autumn variant. Ready for the tutorial? Here we go!

Pallet Decor- What You Need

  • A pallet, of course
  • A couple of boards and screws
  • White paint and brush
  • Cordless drill and saw
  • Decoration

How to do it

Step 1: Paint. Depending on where you found your pallet, you may have to clean it a little first. We decided on every second board and painted it with a light brush. This creates the popular shabby-chick look and the wood still shimmers through.

Step 2: Sawing . Now look for two boards and place them across the pallet. Mark the protruding end and saw the boards to the correct length.

Step 3: Screws. Lay the first board flat on the pallet and screw it down. You can then easily place the second board on the first board and screw it on. Now it floats like a shelf in front of the pallet. To be on the safe side, you can also drill through the pallet into the board again from behind.

Step 4: Decorating . There are no limits to your imagination. Just get started.

Variations

Of course you can not only use the finished product as a candlestick but also use the pallet decor tutorial to build a small shelf with the same technology. Simply screw a few more shelves onto the pallet. Then you can use the pallet as a piece of furniture, for example to present your cookbooks nicely!

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DIY: Make Your Own Fabric Hearts

Our DIY fabric hearts are real all-rounders and also look good everywhere. Just as a decorative heart, as a wedding decoration, pew decoration and maybe soon even on the Christmas tree. And best of all: They are very easy to make and we’ll show you how too!

DIY Fabric Hearts

The fabric hearts are actually a wedding DIY, because they were created when I was looking for modern, and above all not too expensive pew jewelry. I didn’t like the typical wedding arrangements and a lot of what you get on the Internet was just too expensive for me. So I just made a prototype myself and was so satisfied with it that I went into series production. For the church we attached flowers to the heart and it looked like this:

After the church, the hearts wandered straight to our location on the wall and now they are waiting here with me to be used on the Christmas tree or are already decorating the walls of friends.

Here is a unfortunately very shaky snapshot of the fabric hearts on the wall at the party.

Fabric hearts instructions

The hearts are very easy to make, even without much sewing experience. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can sew by hand.

What You Need

Paper and pen

  • Linen fabric
  • Fiberfill
  • Mother-of-pearl buttons
  • Satin ribbon
  • needle and thread

. . . that’s how it works

First decide how big your hearts should be and draw a template on paper or cardboard. The heart doesn’t have to look perfect and even, a little crooked and crooked also has a lot more charm. I painted the heart a bit elongated because I find that particularly beautiful.

Now it’s time to cut out. Always double, one of which is mirror-inverted so that everything fits together and don’t forget that you have to add seam allowances. How much also depends on the size of your hearts. With 1 cm you won’t do anything wrong and you can still cut back afterwards.

Then put the hearts right sides together. The satin ribbon as a hanger belongs in between, in such a way that the ends look out between the layers of fabric at the top in the middle of the heart. Pin everything and sew the layers of fabric together except for a small opening. Now all you have to do is cut back the seam allowance, turn the hearts, stuff with polyfill and close the opening, and the hearts will look pretty nice.

To top it off, sew on a few buttons. I always used one to three buttons, just a few more for an extra large heart. If you don’t want to attach flowers to the heart, you’re done now. If you don’t want to do without the flowers, simply pull two threads through the back in different places. This can then be used to tie a flower stem. You can simply pull the threads again if you want to use the heart without a flower.

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