Snowman Pallet Decor

I love pallet art/decor. I see it all over Pinterest. I had a friend bring me a stack {yes, I said a STACK} of pallets they were about to throw away at his job. Some of them were in bad shape to I couldn’t accomplish all the ideas I’d seen but I came up with another one just in time for Christmas that will last all winter long; and hopefully I can bring out again next year.

Pallet Snowmen Decor

Supplies needed to make your snowmen:

  • 1 wooden pallet
  • 1 old cheap plastic tablecloth {will be used as a dropcloth}
  • white acrylic paint
  • black acrylic paint
  • assortment of other acrylic paint colors
    {I used yellow, black, red, blue, pink, & purple}
  • cheap paper plates to pour paint onto
  • assorted paintbrush(es) {if you’re talented you can use just one}
  • tape {I used blue painter’s tape}
  • adorable helpers {optional but make the project much more fun}

Steps to making your snowmen:

  • wash & lightly sand pallet
  • cover your table with the plastic tablecloth and tape in place to there’s no sliding
    {you could always to this outdoors but it was late & cold when we did ours}
  • paint every other slat {or in my case the only ones still on there} white
  • LET DRY {acrylic paint usually soaks into and dries on raw wood pretty fast}
  • place tape to mark wear you’d like you snowmen’s hats
  • paint each hat the desired color {some colors may require several coat of paint}
  • using a circle sponge paint brush, design you “coal” buttons and faces
  • using an angled paint brush, design your “carrot” noses
  • Add embellishments like actual scarfs, glasses, etc OR paint those on as well {I technically left mine plain and simple}
  • remove all tape
  • Place on your porch
  • OPTIONAL: add a stray on or other type of clear coat to weather proof your snowmen
    Let drop cloth dry completely before folding it up, if you want to use it again

Surprisingly these little guys will bring warmth to our porch for family and friends over the next few months.

I challenge you to up-cycle something this season & come back to share it with us in t he comment section or on our Thursday Homemaker’s Challenge DIY ACCOMPLISHED link-ups!

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Julie Rothacher is a missionary currently serving in central Arkansas, with her husband of 10 years, as church planters. She and Matt have 4 children they are homeschooling, Magdalene, Isabella, Benjamin, and Elizabeth. Jules loves sharing the REALness of life with lots of littles as God leads them on all sorts of fun adventures.

3 replies on “Snowman Pallet Decor
  1. This is just ADORABLE!!! THANKS for sharing!!!

  2. [...] pumpkins into a snowman, complete with nose, hat & scarf, but this year when I created the pallet snowmen, I wanted to try something [...]

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