Nicole™ Crafts Ribbon Star Pallet

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Ribbon Star Pallet

Give your Christmas decorations a rustic look!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the stain nor the paint.
  • 2
    \Using long-nose pliers, remove wire hanger from pallet.
  • 3
    Stain the pallet with Maple and sponge brush, wiping off stain with paper towel or other cleanup tool. When dry, use sandpaper to distress pallet.
  • 4
    Hammer brass furniture nails into wood pallet to make the five points of the star. The nails should be spaced so that the star measures 11 inch by 11 inch. (Tip: do not hammer nails in all the way. If any of the nails protrude on the back side of pallet, wood glue a wood square on at that point and then hammer in nail.)
  • 5
    Cut 3 yards of ribbon. Wrap ribbon around the nails following photo as a guide. Leave some ribbon at the top to tie a bow. After you tie the bow, trim the ends as shown.
  • 6
    Cut an 18 inch piece of ribbon. Thread each end of ribbon through holes on top of pallet to create hanger. Tie knots in ends to secure.
  • 7
    Paint five wood rectangles True Red and three wood rectangles Festive Green. When dry, use sandpaper to distress.
  • 8
    Cut letters from the vinyl transfers that spell desired words and apply to wood rectangles to spell words as shown. (Tip: layout the letters first to make sure they fit.)
  • 9
    Glue rectangles to each side of pallet using wood glue.
  • 10
    •Fold hangers of star ornaments over with long-nose pliers. Glue star ornaments to pallet as shown.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 10 yard Promo Christmas 4 Assorted 104564301
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Tight Pallet 14 inch 104784103
  • Lara’s Crafts New Image Company 1-1/2 inch Wood Rectangle 3 pc. 104139729 (3)
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company 1-1/4 inch Wood Square 5 pc. 104149626
  • Nicole™ Crafts Trendy Expressions Vinyl Transfer Pattern Sheet(s) with Letters in Desired Style
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures Star Gold 6 pc. 104554870
  • DecoArt Gel Stain 2 oz. Maple 104108130 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Festive Green 104106647
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Red 104106594
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 1/2 104118912
  • Loew-Cornell Sponge Brush 2 inch 104114531
  • Elmer's Carpenter Wood Glue Max 8 oz. 104143041
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Long-Nose Pliers
  • Brass Furniture Nails
  • Hammer
  • Sandpaper
  • Paper Towels or Other Cleanup Tools
  • Scissors
  • Ruler