Today I’m going to share a project with you using one of my FAVORITE crafting mediums.
DIY Pallet Wood Chargers
OH man, we won’t even talk about how long I have wanted to do this project.
I have LITERALLY carried around this pallet to 3 different houses. One of those moves being from Texas to Wisconsin.
Not sure why… since you can find pallets anywhere, but I did… well I should say my husband did, lol! He won’t let me forget either. : )
I have always wanted to have charger plates for the holidays and just never done it. Now I have made my own for practically FREE!
I was so so excited to work with Mod Podge on this post! They have some pretty awesome products!
So to make these all you will need is:
an old pallet
Mod Podge & Brush
First, we need to make the pallet charger plates.
1. Take your pallet and using a saw, cut your boards. (16 boards for 4 chargers given my size)
Mine were approx. 14″, but you can do this based on your plate size.
With the width of my boards, this also made them just about square!
2. Using my Gorilla Glue, I glued two boards together and clamped them.
I repeated until all my boards were glued, clamped and drying!!
3. I took my sets of two boards and glued them together to have 4 boards together total.
4. After they are good and dry you have your chargers!!
While that was all drying I cut out my snowflakes from freezer paper using these templates.
I chose to use freezer paper for a few reasons. I liked that they weren’t BRIGHT white, it is thinner than paper so the folds didn’t show through after applying the mod podge. AND I have a HUGE roll that I will probably never finish off… I didn’t have to buy anything, and I could make it whatever size I wanted because it’s a huge roll of freezer paper!
I cut my freezer paper to 12″x12″ and folded according to the templates. I didn’t print my template out I just kinda eyeballed it and cut accordingly.
Next I took my pallet charger and applied mod podge directly to it where I wanted my snowflake to go.
Then I layed my snowflake on the mod podge (shiny side of the paper down) and smoothed it out with my fingers.
Then I applied a layer of mod podge on the top starting in the center and working my way out. Be careful around the small edges, you don’t want to tear them!
Once I was done with the snowflake, I applied mod podge to the rest of the wood so that it was all covered.
Once that was dry I trimmed off the edges of the snowflake with an xacto knife and applied another coat of mod podge.
Let dry and you are done!
I think my favorite thing about these chargers is that they are so versatile! I hate making crafts specific for holidays and then that’s it! You can flip these babies over and have a year round charger, use them for decoration, a centerpiece and more!! If I had a long table I would so line them up down the center of my table as a runner!!
What would you do with them? I thought about hanging them on my wall too!!
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Kerry @ Made For Real says
So crafty and cute, cute, cute!!
Tiffany - vphonegirl says
Adorable! I love the palet as a charger plate and the snowflake just makes them. You are so creative. This makes we wish I still had my wood tools.
Maria @ Inspiration Affirmation says
LOVE these. I would have never guessed that the snowflake part was made out of freezer paper, either — genius! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. I found your blog from Tatertots and Jello, and I’m so glad that I did! :-)
Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says
these are fabulous Ashley!! so worth carrying that pallet around!!!
Leslie Stewart says
I just found your blog! Love it! These pallet chargers are too cute!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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Leslie @ Violet Imperfection says
They are beautiful! Wow, I am amazed.
Jaime @ Crafty Scrappy Happy says
Seriously?!?! HOW CUTE!!!! I NEED to make these! I LOVE them!!!!!! You did such a great job with this project, so simple but looks like a million dollars! Thanks for the inspiration!
These are AWESOME!!!! I love them, sooOoooOooo cute!
Inspire Me Heather says
Oo, I love your chargers – how fun is that?? I just have to Pin this, thanks!
Janette @ www.thejohansonjourney.com says
These look great! Good job!! :)
Why thank you : ) You’re too sweet!!!
Vivienne @ The V Spot says
Stop it!! Too cute!!!
HAHA! Thanks Viv! Your comment made me crack up : )
Kimberly @ A Night Owl says
Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says
So unique and awesome! : )
Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says
Those are amazing! I love the rustic look! You did a fantastic job!
These are just darling, I love the rustic look to them, perfect for the holidays!
[email protected] Favorite Finds says
Okay, so now I want to make some too! THese are so cool! Thanks for sharing at Take a Look Tuesday-I chose these as a Reader Feature. Congrats!
What a great idea, Ashley! I never would have thought of pallet chargers. I will have to add this to my pallet roundup.
Thanks so much Johnnie!! : ) I am finally able to pull out some tools and get back to some furniture projects! : )
These are so fantastic! What an amazing idea!
Julie, RN @ http:\\www.craftyimaginings.blogspot.com says
I love these! Rustic but chic…and so cute for any table. I might make some smaller ones for trivets on my buffet!
Aimee - It's Overflowing says
Oh my goodness…way cute Ashley! I think about you and your move often. It seems dreamy from afar! :)
Aww.. thank you Aimee! You are too sweet : ) So happy we get to blog together! Have a a great weekend sweet friend!!
These are precious!
Great tutorial!!!! Pinning:) Shared a like on Facebook. Follow and like me too at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com I posted http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/11/reversible-holiday-note-board.html to the live DIY party:)
eva scott says
love love love love these!!!!
Kimberly @ A Night Owl says
I love them! Featuring YOU at the Create & Inspire party tonight – can’t wait to see what you have to link up this week! xo, Kimberly
LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. Very crafty, and super cute.
Love ’em – pinned ’em.
While I applaud your creativity, Please use caution when using old pallets, especially around food. Many pallets are treated with some pretty nasty chemical preservatives. You also have to use care when cutting, sanding or otherwise machining them to avoid inhaling toxic dust.
I LOVE your chargers!!! I do have a question though-Is there any concern about the wood scratching the table under them?
Thanks so much for the tutorial!!