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.
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.
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 décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today. How would you decorate the new Cupcake Pallet for your next party?
Additional products used: white, pink, and blue acrylic paint; sanding sponge; happy birthday die; silver glitter cardstock; white organza ribbon; natural jute