Pallet Art round up: Faux foam Pallet Art made easy!

Are you familiar with Pallet Art, in which shipping pallets are deconstructed and made into wall art? Wait till you see the genius, faux Pallet Art made by the Make It: Fun® Team. These ladies created Pallet Art that looks amazingly real using sheets of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and Smooth Finish™. No power tools or super-human strength needed. Plus, no one gets hurt if it falls off the wall. I’m sharing a few of their beautiful Pallet Art pieces today, and I’ll share the rest very soon. I hope you’ll visit each team member to see how they made their DIY Pallet Art.

They’re all incredibly realistic, and the bloggers generously shared their tips & tricks. Like Debbie from Debbie-Doos who uses a dark wax instead of paint to color her art. I would never have thought of that (then again, Debbie also experimented with Rit Dye to color STYROFOAM Brand Foam). To finish her Pallet Art, Debbie stenciled on roosters and added a burlap bloom. Purty!

Beautiful faux wood Pallet Art from Debbie Doos. Looks like wood, but it's lightweight foam.

Pallet Art from Debbie at Debbie Doos.

Shannon at Madigan Made was inspired by the saying “Harvest your Blessings” on a tea towel at her mom’s house. In keeping with the harvest theme, she carved up a dimensional pumpkin for her Pallet Art. Shannon’s harvest vignette of white pumpkins is stunning in its simplicity.

Pretty, "Harvest Your Blessings" Pallet Art from Madigan Made. It looks like real lwood but it's lightweight Styrofoam!

Pallet Art from Shannon at Madigan Made.

I LOVE Johnnie’s LOVE Pallet Art. Those pretty letters are made from cardboard and scrapbook paper, and she attaches them with black screws – perfect accents. Do you remember when Johnnie featured her American Flag Patriotic Pallet Art on her blog Saved by Love Creations this past summer?

Simply beautiful faux Pallet Art made by Johnnie at Saved by Love Creations.  The letters are made with cardboard and scrapbook paper. Beautiful!

Pallet Art from Johnnie at Saved by Love Creations.

Sprinkles, sparkles and cupcakes? Yes, please! Suzy’s colorful Pallet Art is adorable, and she made it a family project with her mom and sister-in-law helping out. The bright colors (and cupcakes) really make me happy. Go see “All you need is love and cupcakes” over at Suzy’s Sitcom.

Sweet sprinkles & cupcakes faux wood Pallet Art by Suzy's Sitcom.  Her tutorial shows how easy it is to make "Pallet Art" from foam sheets.

Pallet Art by Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom.

I’ve admired string art on Pinterest, and I was excited to see that Loren added a string art heart to her faux wood Pallet Art. What an easy way to make string art. Just push your nails into the foam sheet – no heavy pounding needed. Loren shares her tutorial on her blog Pandora’s Craft Box.

This Pallet Art from Pandora's Craft Box looks like real wood, but it's made from sheets of Styrofoam. Love the string art accent, too.

Pallet Art with Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box.

Here’s another idea I would never have thought of – Jessica from Mad in Crafts made a Pallet Art window cornice. What a beautiful way to add charm and style to your kitchen. A window cornice made from a real wood pallet would be challenging to hang, and something I wouldn’t want to tackle. But this? This would be manageable!

Genius! Here's how to make a Pallet Art window cornice using foam sheets. So much easier than wood!  Tutorial on Mad in Crafts.

Pallet Art Window Cornice from Jessica at Mad in Crafts.

Didn’t the Make It: Fun team do an amazing job? Each piece of Pallet Art looks like the real thing, and yet each one each reflects its designer’s personality. I’ll have a few more to show you in the near future.

(Full disclosure here – I help FloraCraft coordinate the Make It: Fun team, so I’m very involved behind the scenes with this project. It’s another one of the jobs I do around here. That said, the opinions I’ve expressed here are truly my own, and I really love these Pallet Art masterpieces.)

Happy crafting.


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11 Responses to Pallet Art round up: Faux foam Pallet Art made easy!

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  2. Patty S says:

    you know, when i took a quick peek and scrolled down through your blog yesterday i was wondering why you had wood pallets featured. HAH! today when i actually READ the post i am AMAZED to learn that these projects are indeed made from foam! VERY neat!!!!!! fooled me! LOL

  3. Becca Christensen says:

    Thank you for such wonderful ideas!!

  4. These are all such great ideas and what a wonderful way to decorate!

  5. LisaM says:

    Wow!!!! Those are fantastic. After the craft fairs this is on the top of my to do list. Great ideas.

  6. Debbie Manno says:

    They were all incredible and really blew me away at how different they all were. So much fun to create something so realistic, and lightweight!

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