DIY {Dream} 3D Mini Pallet Art

DIY Mini Pallet Dream Art

I tried out a really cool new-ish Martha Stewart Product called “Crackle Effect” on this mini-pallet and it works really well to create that aged, shabby chic look.  Here are some close-ups of the crackle effect.

DIY Mini Pallet Art

DIY Mini Pallet Art

Pretty neat, right?  Here’s how it’s done.

What You’ll Need:

  • A mini pallet or raw wood sign (We used 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ wood to make this one and the overall size is about 9 1/2″ x 12″)
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Fine Sandpaper
  • Martha Stewart Crackle Effect
  • Raw Wood Gift Tags (for banner)
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Glue Gun
  • “Dream” or other wood text

First I asked the Hubs to build me a mini-pallet sign from raw wood.

DIY Mini Pallet Art

I painted it with one coat of light yellow and, when dry, I sanded lightly to help “age” it.  Then I applied a REALLY thick coat of the Crackle Effect.  It has to be really thick or it won’t work.  Allow to dry 24 hours for the full crackle effect to take place.

DIY Mini Pallet Art

Next, I mixed some”white wash” paint with a ratio of 70% water/ 30% paint using the light blue paint.  Paint it over the crackle and let set a few minutes then wipe off, so it’s just left in the cracks.  Then I repeated this “wash” with a white paint/water mix.

DIY Mini Pallet Art

I painted the “Dream” text light blue and let dry.  Then I added a coat of hot pint and sanded the edges to make it look worn.

DIY Mini Pallet Art

DIY Mini Pallet Art

Next, I painted each tag a different shade and lightly stenciled on a white heart.  I hot glued the tags and “dream” onto the wood sign and used Baker’s Twine for the little banner.

DIY Mini Pallet Art

DIY Mini Pallet Art


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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. This is so cute and different! Love it! I blog over at Every Friday I feature a fellow crafter. I would love to feature you and this project in an upcoming Friday. If you are interested please let me know


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