Don't be daunted by pallet projects. Custom wall art is just a tutorial away. We asked talented design bloggers to share their favorite DIY pallet art projects. The results are stunning. Follow along at home to create your very own pallet art.
Editor's note: Make sure the pallet you choose for your project is safe for use.
State silhouette pallet art
Pay tribute to the state closest to your heart with this cool project. "This is one of my favorite projects. I love the idea of 'upcycling' — literally turning trash into treasure," says Samantha. "I found this pallet discarded on the side of the road. After disassembling and reassembling, it became a 'rustic canvas' so to speak. The pallet was the perfect backdrop for my state art. Deep in the Heart of Texas — on a pallet!"
^Follow Samantha's tutorial at Crafty Texas Girls.
Beachy pallet art
An inspirational message and beachy pastels combine for a unique piece of wall art with a distressed look. "I love the simplicity of this project," says Karah. "It's always nice to be able to make a statement piece of art that doesn't take long to create and doesn't cost any money for supplies. Who doesn't love a free project?"
^Follow Karah's tutorial at The Space Between.
Inspirational pallet art
This mixed media pallet art piece is perfect for mantels or for hanging on the wall. Draw inspiration from the cool geometric wreath and simple message. "This project is the main centerpiece in my craft area," says Tori. "My little craft area is always evolving, so I love that I can change out the wreath with something new if I want."
^ Follow Tori's tutorial at Lil' Mrs. Tori.
Choose happy pallet art
If you can't find a pallet, this fun project shows you how to make one from scratch. "I love that this project is totally unique and can be easily personalized," says Natalie. "It takes up a lot of visual space, but it doesn't take a lot of time or money. And you can do it all without actually using a pallet."
^Follow Natalie's tutorial at The Creative Mom.
Sunset pallet art
Create your very own work of art with this surprisingly simple tutorial. Fence boards create a unique pallet that's perfect as a major statement piece in your home. "The great thing about this project is that it adds such a large colorful art impact with relatively little cost," says Deb, who estimates this project can be done for under $20. "Beginners, too, can get an artsy look because of the way the paint drags across the rough board."
^Follow Deb's tutorial at Lake Girl Paints.
Personalized pallet sign
Using free fonts and carbon paper, this project can be created on a seriously small budget. "I love working with pallets for DIY projects in my home because they are free and can be so easily transformed to fit any style and color scheme," says Kim. "This is a fun piece to inspire the whole family and reflect a fun attitude in our craft room."
^Follow Kim's tutorial at Too Much Time on My Hands.
Chevron statement pallet art
Geometric chevron patterns and a bold outline make this a beautiful piece of art for your home. "I love this project because to me it is a great example of the very essence of creativity," says Laine, "taking what you already have, repurposing and creating something fabulous!"
^Follow Laine's tutorial at It's Just Laine.
Lovely pallet art
Any phrase that inspires you can be used to create this DIY pallet art piece. Ashlee chose a simple message of love. "The thing I love the most about the pallet art project I did, is that I love the texture and look of old pallet wood," she says. "Pallets make a great canvas and their large size is fantastic for filling up a large empty space."
^Follow Ashlee's tutorial at My So Called Crafty Life.