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Well life is slowly but surely get back to normal as we recover from all of the craziness that led up to the holidays....
Today I want to share with you a fun gift I made for my husband. he loves wooden pallets and the neat things people make with them. one of his favorite things to do is look at all of the clever ideas on Pinterest for projects made with reclaimed pallets.
when I saw that one of my favorite online craft stores was carrying miniature pallets, I immediately ordered several so that I could make a Christmas gift for my hubby! when we would visit the auto parts store, I would find little odds & ends in the parking lot and put them in my pocket. the same when we would go to the car wash. since I am always picking up little doo dads and putting them in my pocket, no one in my family ever questioned what I was doing! guess the pack rat tendencies finally paid off! :)
While most people don't tend to think of ribbons and flowers as masculine, plaids, like the blue/gold I used here, and burlap string are perfect for any project you make for a guy. neutral flowers also go well. most guys like flowers as long as you don't go overboard. a few can add a nice touch.
the pallets were painted with numerous coats of paint and then sanded. I used a stamp by Prima and their chalk ink along one edge of the large pallet. I filled in the pallets with Prima products along with the hardware goodies I found. flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Michaels, and Petaloo.
I challenge you to make a masculine project (or several!) in the upcoming year. I promise we'll have some challenge themes over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog that will work well. grab some plaid ribbon and get busy! especially while that amazing sale is going on! go check it out! :)
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