From Pallet Scraps Into Wall Art {You Won’t Believe How Easy This Was!}

I know there are a million pallet projects out there, but I never pegged this as being one of them.  When I saw what we were working with, my first question was “where are you getting your lumber scraps?”  The answer, broken pallets.  Essentially, pallet scraps.

Bird on Branch Pallet Scrap Wall ArtI wasn’t really prepared for how cool my project was going to turn out, otherwise I would’ve brought my good camera.  After sharing a picture on Instagram this morning, I knew I would have to suck it up and share grainy cell phone pictures because you guys LOVED this project!  Rest assured, once I have it on the wall, you’ll have a much better picture of it.  I also want to add something to it… maybe just the word “home” but I haven’t decided yet.

A friend invited me to join her at a craft workshop at Sweet Grass in Mooresville, NC.  I’d seen the place a million times, but never stopped to go inside.  I’m not sure why, but I guess I’m just always on my way somewhere and the timing has just never been right.  Anyway, I fell in love with the store immediately and knew that I had seriously been missing out on so much amazing crafty decor goodness.

Wall Art from Pallet ScrapsOur pallet project started with us each selecting 4-6 pieces of pallet scraps for our signs, plus two smaller strips to secure the pallet scraps together.  Some people made signs that were uneven on the edges, some had theirs trimmed down into truer squares, some went with smoother pieces and some went with rougher pieces.  No two signs created were alike.  Hammers, nails, wine and good conversation – a perfect combo.

Wall Art From Pallet Scraps - AssemblyWe started our projects by assembling the pallet scraps.  Assembly is super simple and just takes a hammer and nails.  You don’t even need to be good with a hammer… you really can’t mess this up!

Pallet Scraps Wall Art Using StencilsThe pallet scraps vary quite a bit in color, so for a more uniform start, my friend Heather and I both dry brushed our signs with brown paint.  Several of the other ladies used the same technique with white paint, and I think there was one that was dry brushed with black too!

Pallet Scraps Wall Art Free Hand DrawingWhile most of the ladies were doing fall themed signs (lots of pumpkins!), I went with something a little different.  Heather found a really cute canvas on Pinterest with a bird on a branch.  I loved it and decided that I wanted something similar.  I can’t letter to save my life, but I can free hand like a boss.  I sketched out my design in pencil and went back with a simple white paint to fill it in.

Bird on Branch Pallet Scraps Wall ArtI could not be happier with how my pallet scraps sign turned out!  I can’t wait to get it on the wall and make some additional pieces to go with it.  I can see a lot of pallet scrap projects in my future.  Heather’s sign turned out wonderful too.

Wall Art Pallet Scraps FinishedThe cost of the workshop was $30 and included wine and appetizers.  Considering what I came home with, it was WAY worth it.  Plus, it was just SO MUCH FUN!  If you’re in the area and want to check out Sweet Grass or if you just want to browse through their amazing projects, you can find them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

So, what do you think of my pallet sign???

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25 Responses to From Pallet Scraps Into Wall Art {You Won’t Believe How Easy This Was!}

  1. Ange says:

    OHHH I love this!

  2. Kendra says:

    Those turned out awesome! Love it.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    These are awesome!! I love it. I am definitely doing this and I love the holiday idea! I am on the hunt for some skeleton heads to trace!! Pinning and thanking for a great idea. Those pallets in my backyard have been waiting for this!

  4. Carissa says:

    I agree you CAN freehand like a boss! WOW! come free hand all over my house for me please?? Great finished product… I want to see it hanging for sure! 🙂

  5. Whitney says:

    Whoa! You free-handed that? I thought you used a stencil. I am super impressed. I have so many projects I want to do with pallets. So many possibilities!! LOVE this!

  6. Kate K says:

    Wow, you are so talented! I can’t even draw a stick figure! Love this project.

  7. amber.m says:

    Those are so stinkin’ cute!

  8. Justine Y says:

    SO cute! I have tons of pallet scraps leftover from various projects so I might have to make something like this. 🙂

  9. April Ryley says:

    Very fun, I want to try this sometime!

  10. Nikki K says:

    I absolutely love this!! Don’t live in the area, but I’m thinking this would be a fun DIY project at home.

  11. Jessie L. says:

    That looks super fun! I may have to check them out 🙂

  12. Jessica says:

    So pretty!

  13. Candy Howard says:

    Those look great! How fun! I’ve been meaning to check out some of their classes.

  14. Laura J says:

    OH those are both so cute!! I love them and they look easy enough I think I could do it! I need some artwork for a few walls…this would be fun to do! I would love to have Carter help me make one!

  15. Jenny Veleke says:

    That looks so cool! I need to check that place out.

  16. Sarah Browning says:

    I LOVE THESE!!! I totally need to make something like this!!

  17. Bethany says:

    I love this so much! I love finding new things to do with pallets.

  18. These are great and so inexpensive too!


  19. Trish says:

    These are so cool. Love it.

  20. That’s a great idea, a pretty one at that too! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  21. They look so cute and easy to make 🙂

  22. Your pallet art turned out amazing! Love the little bird!

  23. Cathy says:

    What a great project and the fact that you are recycling a recycle is great. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  24. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Always great to see what your up to! Pinned & shared. Have a great rest of your week.

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