I have seen lots of pallet art projects and I was inspired to make something for my home. I loved the idea of making a christmas craft with pallets, but currently we are using all of our pallets as a walkway. We moved into the new house in September, and we don’t have grass. We are still unpacking boxes, and I haven’t been able to find my nativity scene figurines. I thought I would make a nativity themed piece of wall art from some leftover sassafras boards instead of pallets, along with some paint, a few battery operated tea lights, and my Cricut Explore.
Jeremy cut five 30 inch sassafras boards, they were leftover from trees cut on the farm. You can adjust the size specifications to whatever you need or have space for. You can use other types or lengths of wood, I just used whatever we have on hand. He attached the boards to three upright braces on the back. I lightly sanded them, and applied a light coat of matte white spray paint. I wanted the wood grain to show through. When the paint dried, I drilled holes for my battery operated tea lights. I created text files in Cricut Design Space for the “O Holy Night” stencil, and cut them onto cardstock. I imported the files for my nativity scene and the Star of Bethlehem, and I cut those out. I decided to use a paint pen on my stencil because I thought I would get sharper lines. You could also cut the text and images out on vinyl if you didn’t want to deal with stenciling. Once the paint has dried, I used glue to attach the battery operated tea lights. If you didn’t want to use tea lights, you could also use strand lights instead. These are very crude directions, the fun of a project like this is that you can customize it. I’ve attached a few photos, so you can get a better idea of how the project progressed.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Cricut Explore for my participation in the Design Space Star Challenge. This post also contains affiliate links, however all opinions contained herein are my own.