Well hello everyone! If this is your first visit to What Meegan Makes, my name is Meegan and I love to share my vintage, DIY and thrifted ways to make my condo cottage in the desert, a home.
And to all of my faithful followers, thanks for joining me for a fun way to create EASY DIY Pallet Art.
I have seen pallet art all over online stores. BUT paying $50-100 wasn’t in my budget. Ummm…no thanks. I KNEW I could create my own.
I have a friend that is helping build a local hospital. He was more than glad to bring me a few pallets. He brought me 4 HUGE pallets. I think I can probably get at least 3 more projects out of them. Yay!
As I have mentioned before, we live in a tiny condo. This does limit my working space for all the projects I have swirling around in my brain.
I ran down to Harbor Freight and bought a hand saw. I couldn’t believe how giddy I was over a saw.
I got right to work and cut 3 pieces of wood from my pallet. Each piece was JUST about the same length and width, but not perfect. I like perfectly imperfect.
To attach the pieces together I used wood glue. SUPER easy. I used duct tape to keep them close together, since I don’t have a vice. (I guess that is next on my list, right?)
It didn’t take long for the wood to adhere and dry. I was then ready to being painting. Using Lamp White from Fusion Mineral Paint I dry brushed the paint on the rough pallet. You can see that I left some the of wood showing. I like how the texture of the wood adds character, don’t you?
Using a plate and pencil I drew a circle.
I thought it would be fun to create a free-hand wreath. I used a fine point paint brush and started to make small and large leaves. Both inside and outside of the circle.
For added color, I made VERY simple flowers.
I told you it was EASY DIY Pallet Art, right?
I like the nails still in the wood of my EASY DIY Pallet Art. I think that it adds to the character of the piece. Again, perfectly imperfect.
What will YOU create for your own EASY DIY Pallet Art?
You don’t have to own power tools or have a large working area to create a piece of furniture, art or use your imagination. Don’t get me wrong, I would LOVE to have a large working space with power tools. But for now I will improvise and continue to use my creativity.
Before you leave don’t forget to visit ALL of the pallet projects created by my blogging friends. You will be inspired by each project.
Thanks for stopping by today. I love to read your comments and hear your thoughts.