Mini Pallet Art & Boys Bedroom makeover

Dirt bikes, Mud trucks, 4-wheelers…oh, my!  That’s what little boys are made of at my house.  And those are three of the requirements my younger two boys gave me when planning their new bedroom makeover.  Since I couldn’t easily bring a real dirt bike, mud truck or 4-wheeler into the bedroom, here’s what I came up with…

And you know what…They were SO EASY to make!! Off-Road Vehicle Mini Pallet Art with Expressions Vinyl- I’m super excited to be part of the Vinyl Palooza this week…20 Bloggers…20 Awesome Vinyl projects!  Today is the last day, but not to worry…if you have missed any of it, you can check it out HERE

So…I gave my oldest’s room a makeover this winter.  Ever since, my two younger boys have been begging me to do their room too.  An arrival of beautiful vinyl from Expressions Vinyl was just the kick in the rear I needed to get this makeover started!  Need your own kick start?  Enter to win $100 of Expressions Vinyl and the Amazing Silhouette School ebook by Melissa Viscount of Silhouette School.  Exciting!

Okay…Let’s get started on some artwork…

{Supplies needed: Wood shims, wood glue, paint and/or stain, vinyl}

Start by deciding laying out the shims to form a pallet.  Size is totally up to you.  I used one package to make all three mini-pallets.
Layout for mini pallet art- Use wood glue to attach shims to the back.  This will keep the pallet in place.  I was running low on shims, so this is how I attached mine.  I’ll probably go back and add another for reinforcement. 😉

Mini Pallet Art Once the glue has dried, stain or paint the pallets.  I stained two with Behr Atlantic Blue and painted one with an orange that I had on hand.

Mini Pallet Art Using my Cricut, I cut large images of a 4-wheeler, dirt bike, and mud truck out of permanent white vinyl.  Due to the large size of the vinyl cut out, I chose to use transfer tape.  Just lay it down on top of the vinyl, then peel the paper backing off.  Very slowly…working from one side of the pallet to the other.  See below…

Mini Pallet Art Once the paper backing is off, the vinyl will be directly on the pallet with the transfer tape on top.  Press and smooth the vinyl onto the wood.

Then carefully pull the transfer tape off.  If part of the vinyl comes up, just press it back down…

Mini Pallet Art And there you have it…Off Road Vehicle Pallet Art…Quick, Easy, and Oh So Cool!!

Mini Pallet Art

Mini Pallet Art So loving how they turned out…Just what the room needed!  Next up…I’ll be showing how I created the feature wall.  Super fun and Super EASY!

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