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?


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!

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

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