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DIY Pallet Art – Colorado Flag

I have an endless supply to all the pallets my heart could ever desire. Thanks hubby for needing them for your job. I probably could try and attempt to make other things besides CO flags and mountains, but I don’t really want to. It’s very cathartic for me. Something soothing about repetitive behaviors that are mindless sometimes.

My husband takes a part the pallets and usually puts them together for me. Sometimes I put them back together. Really I help put them back together when I want pictures for the blog. Why do it when my husband is willing do, am I right? Yay for awesome husbands.

Once the pallet is taken a part, we use one of the boards, cut it in half and screw it onto the back of the pallets so it’s solid.

We use various size pallets and eyeball the size we think we want to go with. I started by making them 2-3 feet wide. This took me FOREVER to finish them. If they are made too small, then it looks weird. To me anyway. I think 1-2 feet wide is a good size.

Once again, I just eyeball what the CO flag looks like. Thank goodness the CO flag is pretty simple. I use my screw gun and go to town. This is what I feel is the most time consuming part.

Once all the screws are in, I typically start with the blue and just make patterns that I think look pretty. There isn’t a specific way to do this. Even for the large ones, once the screws are in it takes me about 2 hours to string the pallets. Once I get going, I can go pretty fast. If I’m doing a mountain scene (I’ll post those at another time) it takes a lot longer.

This has just been a fun activity for me to do. Now our garage is filled with several pallets awaiting me to string them.