D.I.Y. Spices & Herbs Subway Pallet Art

DIY Spices & Herbs Subway Pallet Art

DIY Spices and Herbs Subway Pallet Art

This project took me four days start to finish but it goes great in my kitchen!  I love cooking with fresh herbs and spices so I wanted to do a “pallet” art sign in the subway style.  The sign was put together using 1×4’s by my hubby.  You can find the details on that in my DIY Rustic Wood Sign Art tutorial.  This sign is just one 1×4 wider.

I started by using my Silhouette Cameo to create all the stencils out of scrapbook paper.  I would randomly trace on a few words and then measure open spaces to fill them more precisely.  I trace everything on with a pen and then went over it all with a black Sharpie marker.  (Sorry about the lighting in some of the pics…I worked while I watched The Biggest Loser!)

DIY Spices and Herbs Subway Pallet Art

When I got done, I sanded it lightly be hand with fine grit sandpaper and then applied two coats of  Minwax Polyshades in Pecan Gloss, allowing 24 hours to dry between each coat.  Then I painted in text by hand with a small paint brush using Martha Stewart’s Acrylic Paint in the color “Vanilla Bean” which is a great shade of brown.

DIY Spices and Herbs Subway Pallet Art

Time consuming, yes, but overall a simple project!

DIY Spices and Herbs Subway Pallet Art

DIY Spices and Herbs Subway Pallet Art


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About By Dawn Nicole

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog, Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke, and The Pinning Mama .


  1. Cute idea…perfect for the kitchen! I love using fresh herbs and spices too!
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