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Birthday Cupcake Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this fun happy birthday cupcake sign using one of the medium pallet shapes from Clear Scraps.

Birthday Cupcake Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Basecoat

I started by painting the entire Cupcake Medium DIY Pallet Shape white with satin finish acrylic paint.  Before I add my first coat of paint to wooden shapes like these, I usually give the whole piece a quick sanding with a fine grit sanding sponge.  I repeat this sanding step after the first coat of paint, and then add a second coat.  This gives it a really nice smooth finish for adding hand-painted touches later.

Birthday Cupcake Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Handpainting

Once dry, I painted a light teal cupcake wrapper and light pink fluffy mounds of frosting on the shape by hand using acrylic paint.  I kept the strokes fast and loose for a whimsical look and blended any harsh edges out with a little white paint.  Pink and blue were used together on this project so that I can pull this sign out for both my son's and my daughter's birthday.

Birthday Cupcake Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embellish

I finished the sign off by adhering a "happy birthday" sentiment die cut from some silver glitter cardstock and adding a quick white organza bow around the cupcake wrapper.  You can then attach the sign to a dowel or stake to post in the ground outdoors, or add a hanger with twine or ribbon like I've done here.

I hope you've enjoyed this fun birthday d├ęcor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you decorate the new Cupcake Pallet for your next party?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white, pink, and blue acrylic paint; sanding sponge; happy birthday die; silver glitter cardstock; white organza ribbon; natural jute


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