The new Circle Medium Wood Pallet Shape is a totally versatile product. It's a blank canvas waiting to be decorated to your taste! Christine joining you today with a sports themed idea for using this Pallet Shape - turning it into a basketball!
We're knee deep in basketball season at my house, so that's probably part of why I ended up going down that route. That said, this could work for any circular shaped sports ball - think soccer, tennis, baseball, etc! Let's take a look at how I created it!
After lightly sanding the shape, I painted it with some orange acrylic paint.
I then traced the shape completely, including the pallets. I cut off the two end pallets to make the arch shape on my basketball. I laid them out so they would be even. I also went with keeping my pallets horizontal instead of vertical, so as not to interfere with the lines I was adding to the basketball.
I traced the arcs with a permanent black marker just making an initial thin line.
Then I took some strong adhesive and went all over the basketball applying it and pulling it up. My goal here was to distress the ball and give it a less clean feel!
Finally I thickened the lines up with my marker and then added letters. Fairly simple and quick to put together and a nice decoration for my daughter! I think for each year that she plays, I will add on the year and her number, so she can have it as a memento of her seasons!
Thanks for joining me today!