How to Build a Pallet Daybed

Now is the perfect time to learn How to Build a Pallet Daybed!

The highlight of My New Backyard patio redecorating scheme has most definitely been this pallet daybed. I really wanted a place to sleep outside with my daughter, and a comfy couch to relax on with friends. I didn’t have the funds to invest in a fancy piece of outdoor furniture, and I knew that with the weather as it is in Los Angeles, I could leave this outside pretty much all summer. I also knew that I would, at some point, need to move it under the awning to keep it dry, so I put it on wheels. And finally, I knew I would need arms, because I’m just not comfy on a couch without arms. So here is the DIY Pallet Daybed I came up with.

I built this myself, with no help at all, in just a few days. I’m a crafty person and comfortable with tools, but I’m not an advanced woodworker by any stretch of the imagination, and this project was simple enough for me, so I know you can do it if you want to. Let me show you how to make your own DIY Pallet Daybed after the jump.


Paint Watercolor Lemons & Bees Video Tutorial

Here is my How to Paint Watercolor Lemons & Bees Video Tutorial!

Watercolor Paint Lemons and Bees

I’ve been missing my in-person workshop students so much but I am excited to share a new video series of watercolor painting lessons that I am doing here on Pretty Prudent. This is the first one!

This painting of lemons and bees was one of my most popular workshops last spring and now you can follow along from the comfort of your own home. (more…)


How to Sew a Face Mask with Bias Tape

Wondering How to Sew a Face Mask with Bias Tape? If you are out of elastic but have plenty of bias tape on hand (hello quilters!) here is how to sew a face mask with bias tape.How to sew a face mask with bias tape

Note: Please check the CDC Website for the most current Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings. You can also find their basic instructions for a single layer CDC recommended elastic mask here.

This project has not been tested and while I have made every effort to follow the guidelines provided, this mask is not proven to effectively protect against transmission of germs. Please continue to practice social distancing and stay home whenever possible.

It has been amazing to see veteran sewists and beginners alike, come together (virtually) to sew face masks for their communities. There are so many great tutorials out there right now but since people are using what they have on hand, I thought it might be useful to see the easy way that I made some masks with bias tape. (more…)


Wildflowers of Texas Watercolor Painting Workshop – Irving, TX

Join for for a fun evening of watercolor painting in Dallas/Fort Worth. We will start with a live demonstration and warmup practice of flower painting and then each paint a flower-full Texas. Don’t worry if you are a beginner, or if you do not consider yourself an artists. I promise this class is designed for any level. I even have outlines for you to trace and paint in if that is most comfortable. I hope to see you there! Sign up info below.texas wildflower watercolor

Las Colinas Country Club presents

Painting with Jacinda

Saturday, February 29th | 6-8 pm | 45++ Per Person

Join us for a ladies night of painting with Jacinda Boneau
while enjoying one complimentary house drink and appetizers.

RSVP by sending an email to


Heart Shaped Tomato Galette Recipe

This is a Valentine’s Day recipe, but you can go ahead and make it in a circle shape and eat it any time of year. The parmesan crust is so buttery and fluffy, and the tomatoes burst with flavor on a bed of caramelized onions and cheese.
Folding into a cute heart shape was a fun way to make it a Valentine’s Day recipe, and just made me happy.

Get the Valentines Day Tomato Parmesan Galette Recipe… (more…)