I’ve been bitten by the pallet bug. So far I’ve completed three pallet projects and today I’m sharing my first–a sign I made for my porch for Christmas.
While driving around our neighborhood I happened to see two pallets that were waiting for trash day. I convinced my hubby to help me load them up in the van and he begrudgingly agreed.
Obviously the photobombers were excited as well.
I couldn’t wait to get to work on this beautiful baby. Our first step was breaking it apart. I don’t have a reciprocating saw (yet–it’s on my list!) so this step required a hammer, a large screwdriver and a lot of upper body strength. The girls had fun helping me break it down.
I chose a font that I liked and printed out one letter per page. After my paint was dry, I laid the paper down on the board (starting with my middle letter–“O”). I used a pencil and pressing hard I traced around the letter. It left a slight indent on the board. You could also use tracing paper or a projector (I’ll share how I used a projector for another project soon).
After I had traced the letter I started painting. I used a small brush and acrylic craft paint and carefully painted each letter.
If you’re interested in making your own pallet project, I suggest checking out your local home improvement stores. You will usually see several out by their dumpsters. I would always ask just to be sure but usually they just end up going out in the trash (oh the horror!).
Have you ever made anything with a pallet?