Last summer I took on the ginormous task to taking apart TWENTY pallets to make these super awesome raised planters for our attempts at gardening.
Well, I had a little wood left over that has just been sitting in our garage since August. Fast-forward to January 2015 and I have the best idea on how to use some of that wood!
Repurpose that beautiful wood once used for transporting something really heavy into lovely Valentines décor!
Do not be intimidated by the thought of using power tools ladies! Just be sure that you are being careful and safe an you can master this project!
One of my favorite things about this pallet wood project is that I can’t get over how cute they turned out BUT ALSO that you can pull them together for FREE using scraps!
Thin wood for baking
Then you have everything you need to create a one of a kind piece for your home. In my house I am really starting to love the natural look of distressed wood. These hearts fit right in!
Here is how the were made. Well, lets be honest, my brother and dad did all the work and I love them so much for always taking care of me!
How to Make Pallet Wood Hearts
First you are going to need a stencil of what you would like your hearts to look like and what size you need. Hearts are a simple enough shape to free hand and if they don’t turn out perfect, I think that just adds to their charm.
So trace out the exact shape and size onto a scrap piece of paper then cut it out.
If you pieces of pallet wood are a lot long then you need for your stencil, cut them down to usable sizes. This will make them a lot easier to work with.
Next, trace your stencil onto the baking. Layout the pallet wood in the order you want them to show on your heart, placing the “good side” down.
Line the baking wood on top of your pallet wood and attach with screws. Make sure your screws aren’t too long or they will poke out on the front of your heart.
Take your jig saw and cut out your heart.
Then sand the edges and wa-la! You are ready to display these beauties, adding some rustic love to your home!
I love getting these out and using them in different places of our home each year for Valentines Day. Once the holiday is over I separate the group and use them all over the house.
This really is the perfect DIY project for any beginner when it comes to wood working. It’s super easy, minimal tools needed, and you will be finished up in less than an hour.
Thanks for stopping in! I’ll talk to you Pearls soon! xox
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