Thursday, October 18

Pallet of Sod


Some of you guessed what I was working on yesterday. No Troy, they were not brownies! :D

I used a piece of brown felt to make the sod. I glued coffee ground dirt on one side and Woodland Scenic grass on the other side. My garden center will sell sod by the piece for $2.00 each. 17 cents in 1:12 scale.

This is how I made the wooden pallet.

I used craft sticks and 1/8" x 3/8" balsa wood strips.  I wanted a natural finish but not one that was shiny. I mixed up a slurry of watered down Folk Art coffee latte paint to stain them.


















The hard part was waiting for the paint to dry so I could glue the pieces together. The pallet is 1 3/4 inches by 4 inches. That is about half the size of a real pallet. I want mine smaller so they will be easier to display.

I'm working on another one now.

Any guesses as to what that one will hold?



9 comments:

A. Wright said...

Wow, the sod is awesome. I can't venture a guess for the crate, too early, not enough coffee ingested :p

Giac said...

Hello Kathi,
Well done. It looks great!
Hugs,
Giac

Lisa Marie said...

Very nice! I am guessing terracotta pottery.

otterine said...

Awesome sod! Hmmm...will the other hold bags of peat moss or gravel? :D

Kathi said...

I see a close guess and you are giving me some great ideas too! :D

Fabiola said...

Well done. I like the first picture.
Kiss Faby

Ilona said...

Hi Kathy! Awesome this pallet! I love to see how the garden center project grows.
I guess the other pallet is for bags with garden soil?
Hugs, Ilona

Lucille said...

Brilliant!

maribel said...

Estupendo.