I wanted to share with you how I made my Valentines pallet craft. This craft cost me $5.00 to make. It is a lot of time painting and prepping. But if you have the time- it’s totally worth the cost. My prep work involved researching pallet and making sure to get the right ones to work with. To do this I used 1001 pallets tutorial they had on their website. It offers fantastic info!
After collecting the pallets- here’s a great video on how to break down pallet wood. I also sanded and cut the pallet wood in half. You can purchase mending brackets online at Amazon or at your local box home improvement store. I wanted to do a chevron background and so I traced this out with pencil before painting.
I wanted to go with a grey stain as well as a latex paint to try to preserve the integrity of the wood, but really you can paint the pallet wood with anything.
Here is what the first round looked like. As you can see I clearly picked the wrong color for the pink. Back to the store for tomatoe red- and final outcome looked like this:
Much better!! I added a bracket on the back to hang it- but could also have drilled two holes and hung it with rope. Either way it is a darling addition to your Valentine decor!
Mending bars: $2.25 x2; Paint: $.50 (for the red, the other stuff I had); pallet wood: ZERO!
Let me know if you make your own pallet craft and how it turned out!