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DIY: Wall Hanging with a Dandelion Wall Decal

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DIY: Wall Hanging with a Dandelion Wall Decal and Pallet Wood

 

In this DIY- How To Series Project: Kim Blank will teach you How to make a DIY Wall Hanging with Pallet Wood and a Dandelion Wall Decal.

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This is a really fun project and I'm excited to share it with you.

Materials:

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What you will need:

  1. Dandelion Wall Decal
  2. Eight (8) Pallet Boards
  3. Work gloves for protection
  4. Saw
  5. Drill
  6. Box of 1 1/2 Screws
  7. Acrylic Paint
  8. Acrylic Paintbrush
  9. Tape Measure
  10. Wood Gorilla Glue
  11. Scissors (Not in the image)

Now that you have all the materials. Let's get started...

Step 1: Attach your pieces of Pallet Wood together with Wood Glue

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I wood glued my pieces of wood together at varying lengths to get a little bit of variation at each end in my project. Apply wood glue to the sides of both boards and press them firmly together. Repeat until you have reached your desired size.

Step 2: Prep and Screw Brackets

The glue alone is not strong enough to hold together the wall hanging so we are going to install brackets that will also help support the entire project.


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I'm going to now prep my bracket. My pieces of wood are 42" long so I'm going to do cut my them in half to 21".

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Now I'm going to cut this piece in half and then I'll be able to use it. I've got this handy saw that I'm going to use with this guide to create a straight cut on my first attempt. I can just set my board in it and align my mark with the angle that I want to cut it.


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Now that we have our two pieces that we're going to use to put it together; we are going to brace it. I'm going to put my screws in and I'm going to use six (6) screws per bracket. Two (2) in the front, two in the center and two on the end. Now that we have our brackets screwed to our seven boards we can start painting the boards.

Step 3: Painting the Pallet Boards

There is our arrangement and we'll flip it over and paint it. I have flipped my palette board over and I've kind of cleared my space.


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I'm going to bring these away and I'm going to bring my blue paints over and my paintbrush. I'm going to go get that. I have got my red Solo cup, my paintbrush and my paints and we're going to come out with a nice early morning blue paint color. I'm excited for how this is going to turn out. If you would like to you could paint the front of your board or you could leave it exposed or stain it. It is entirely up to you.


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We're going to just paint the entire front side. I'm just going to do one coat and then we're going to let that dry. It is important that you wait until your paint is dry because it could mess up the decal.

Step 4: Applying the Dandelion Wall Decal


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The next step we'll be doing is putting our wall decal on. All right, so we are back again and we have our paint dry a couple hours later. This is awesome. It's our early morning blue. It's so pretty on our palette boards. Now we're going to apply the dandelion decal. I get really excited whenever I get to apply decals, this one is a great product.


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Start by peeling the bottom layer back halfway on your decal. Pay particular attention to small elements on your decal so when you peel the backing you do it slowly because you can rip off the smaller pieces. Now I press it down on the edge of the board. If I go a little bit over that's fine, because, I can just cut it off with scissors. I'm going to press it down. Just press and slowly roll the rest of the backing away slowly.


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I'm peeling this bottom piece back and I'm pressing with my hands for now. I'm pressing it as I slowly peel it all the way up. I've peeled my entire pieceoff and set that down.


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Then I'm going to take my squeegee and I'm going to press it like really well paying particular attention to the little pieces. Because there is a lot of little fronds everywhere it important that they are securely fastened to the board. So I'm going to press it onto my palette board really good.


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Now I'm going to take my other pieces. I cut them, so they're kind of like the fronds, the dandelion fronds are drifting away with the wind. I'm going to take it and peel it back. Now these are easier, because, they're smaller. I'm going to peel the whole back off. It's pretty easy and really addicting. You just peel the backing off and then you just put it down and you just get your squeegee and just press it down really, really well. Now I'm going to go back to this original one and I'm going to press it one more time.

Step 5: Peeling off the Transfer Tape from the Dandelion Wall Decal


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I'm going to slowly and very carefully peel it. Okay, so now I've got my initial peeled back. This is so fun. Now you get to see how the final product turns out. I'm going to come and I'm actually going to press all this with fingers and my squeegee thing. I'm going to press it all, just so I know it's down really good. Then we'll go and peel the rest of them. It seems like the closer you peel back to your piece the better it turns out. Then I'm just coming back and pushing them down. There we have it. I'm going to just go over and I'm just going to press it all everywhere. I'm going to actually just get my scissors and trim the edge of that really good. Just carefully pressing them and then carefully peeling it back. Then we'll be good to go.

Step 6: Admire your finished Wall Hanging


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I'm so excited, this looks awesome. It's looks really good. This is fun. You can just do this in an afternoon. Get your dandelion decal. Paint your boards up. Screw them together and you will come out with a fun, this is a pretty big wall hanging, you know.

Conclusion

If you go and hang it on your wall. It'll cover a pretty good space and you just did this yourself at home. People would pay a lot of money for this. It's awesome looking. Thanks so much for checking us out. I really enjoyed doing this DIY  dandelion decal wall palette and I'm really excited about it. Ready to hang it up. We did this awesome early morning blue color.
I got a lot of these materials just from the home improvement store. Then I purchased the dandelion black wall decal from Wall Decal Source.

We're going to have more DIY videos coming up so if you would like to see more make sure to subscribe. I really enjoyed this project, it was really fun. We hope to see you again.

 

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions we would love to hear them so leave them in the section below

If you want to check out the Dandelion Wall Decal or other customizable vinyl wall decals  click here. Kidswalldecalsource.com

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