I’m changing gears from my daughters’ super girly and dramatic bedroom reveal to some more boyish and rustic decor with a super easy pallet project. This is actually my first ever pallet project, I guess I’m jumping on the pallet train about 5 years too late. My home decor style is a little more mid-century and a little less rustic but when we decided to go with a vintage camping theme for our soon to be baby boy’s nursery, a pallet project was inevitable! You can check out the DIY mobile for baby boy that I made to contribute to the rustic feel. If you want to learn how to make a pallet picture display, then this is the perfect tutorial for you!
How do you make a pallet picture display? First, get a pallet and cut down the wood to the size that you need. Secure the back of the planks with two horizontal pieces of wood. Nail two picture hangers to the back of the top horizontal piece. Finally, hot glue two clothespins to the front of the pallet and clip in your picture to display.
How To Make A Pallet Picture Display
I was given this vintage paint by number painting that my grandfather made over 50 years ago and it couldn’t be more perfect for our vintage camping nursery. The colors are just perfection! However, it is an odd size that doesn’t fit any traditional frames. I didn’t want to cut it or damage the canvas in any way, so we had to get creative on how to come up with a way to hang it.
So, Reid and I came up with the idea of making a rustic pallet wood piece to hang the painting from without having to damage it. I love how it turned out and looks hanging above the changing table. Reid snagged an old pallet from a local paint store. It’s not difficult to find pallets, especially if you don’t need one in good condition. Paint and landscaping stores usually have a bunch that they are happy to give away just for your pallet project!
Materials Needed For A Pallet Picture Display
Here’s what you will need:
- An old pallet
- 2 small boards
- Picture hangers
- Hot glue gun
Instructions for How To Make A Pallet Picture Display
1. Disassemble your pallet and cut your boards down to the size that you need.
Based on the size of the painting, we figured out that we needed 7 slats of wood from the pallet cut down to about 24 inches.
2. Secure the back with 2 boards in the using screws
3. Nail in 2 picture hangers to the back board.
4. Hot glue on 2 clothespins to hang the canvas from.
5. After using some heavy duty wall anchors and picture hooks to make sure it was really secure, hang it up.
It’s just perfect and the best part is that we can always switch out the painting for something else in the future!
It hangs above the changing table which was a dresser that I painted gray and switched out the knobs to give it a fresh boy-ish look!
I love being able to preserve something old by giving it a new life for a new space! This painting seriously makes me so happy and I hope our little guy will love it just as much.
Be sure to check out the wood slice mobile we put together for our vintage camping themed nursery!
And for more diy kids decor ideas, see my other easy tutorials: