DIY Pallet Valentine Art

Decorating your home for the seasons is a great way to keep your living space fresh and stylish. Whether it’s adding some fall-inspired throw pillows, or putting up some twinkling lights for the holidays, seasonal decorating can help to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your home.

It is also a creative way to express your personality and style. From rustic and cozy for fall, to bright and cheerful for spring, the possibilities for seasonal decorating are endless.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little imagination and some DIY projects, you can create a beautiful and inviting home that reflects the seasons and your personal style.

How Do you Make Pallet Art?

Making pallet art is a simple and inexpensive DIY project that can add a touch of character and charm to any room in your home. (Try adding some wreaths that you can easily interchange depending on the season)..

I consider myself pretty simplistic in my approach to decorating. Certainly enjoy not only repurposing everything but also de decorations. I usually decorate maybe one entryway table seasonally and maybe add a few new pillows since I love making them.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what better way to show your love than by creating a unique and personal piece of wall art.

A while back, I decided to create a large DIY “LOVE” art for Valentine’s day. However, I used untraditional Valentine’s day colors so I can display it year round. It looks like a mini pallet and without the ruffles costs $9 to make.

DIY Pallet Valentine Art


Supplies You’ll Need:

  • 9 – 1”x 2” x 8’ furring strips 
  • Hammer and nails or air nailer
  • Square
  • Measuring tape
  • Miter saw
  • Stain
  • Old t-shirts
  • Primer and paint
  • 7 yards of Simplicity Canary Yellow Box Pleat Quilt Binding
  • Hot glue gun
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Wood glue
  • Pre-wood conditioner

DIY Pallet Wall Art Tutorial

Step 1

With your miter saw cut the furring strips to the size you want.  I cut 2 @ 26” and 2 @ 32”.

Step 2

With wood glue on each edge and a square shoot nails into the sides of your board to create a frame.



Step 3

Cut 22 furring strips @ 28”. Using your air nailer, nail the furring strips down onto the sides of your frame.

I used a nickel for spacing between boards.


Step 4

Don’t patch up any of the holes or sand the furring strips. We are going rustic here.

Just give it a quick coat of pre-wood conditioner.

This step is important when staining pine because if not it is all splotchy and the stain doesn’t take evenly.

Wipe away the excess. Once dry give it a coat of stain.


Step 5

I used my Silhouette machine to cut vinyl out hoping to spray paint the letters on with a vinyl stencil. Unfortunately, the vinyl didn’t stick to my newly stained boards.

So I ended up tracing the letters on and then priming and painting the letters silvers. Kind of annoying but worth it in the end.

I just used the little craft paints for the silver letters.


Step 6

Once dry I sanded the letters down so that the wood would peek through a bit.

Step 7

I traced the heart and then just hot glued the ruffled trim in place.



I love the unexpected in décor.

Like pairing ruffles and wood together.  Swoon!

Here is the best part. A sweet little handmade chalkboard heart vase that he built for a few years back at the Lowes Build and Grow clinic. Gotta love that kid.


Love this idea?  You can see the other one I made for Thanksgiving as well, which similarly, can be used year round.

Valentine Pallet Art


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  1. I love this Beckie! It’s just gorgeous, and I love the contrasting texture of the wood and fabric. I’d want to hang it up all year too! 🙂

  2. Sooooo Cute!!!!! I would also keep this up year round! Best Valentine project I’ve seen yet!

  3. Love it, Beckie! I’m not a huge seasonal decorator either! I prefer to do some here and there decor! The yellow is perfect! 🙂

  4. So cute! And it goes with your new color scheme…so there ya go! Perfect. I emailed a photo to you. I don’t know if your email has changed. Let me know if you don’t have it.
    I did a post about meeting you. I hope you are ok with that. Decided to go ahead and post it since I haven’t heard back.
    You are wonderful.
    xo rachel

  5. Thanks Bev! I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but I just went for it and I am so happy. Even the hubby likes the yellow ruffles, score!

  6. Sweet! I love it! (But did you really spend $20 on the box pleat ribbon??? LOL! or did
    you find a thrifty way around that.)

  7. I came across this blog today just by searching on google some projects to do with pallets. I love it and I love the color of the stain you used. I tried to read it but cant, what color of stain did you use for this project?

  8. Love this Beckie! It goes perfectly with my color palette! I might just have to steal this idea. You never cease to amaze me!

  9. Oh I am sorry I forgot to mention that (I will update my post to reflect it). It is English Chestnut and I use it ALL.THE.TIME. It is my favorite. It is a great color without any red to it.

  10. Thank you Shannon I am in love with it. Sometimes I do a project and it takes a little warming up to but I instantly fell in love with this one.

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  12. I have a question. It says 9 furring boards. Did you cut 22 pieces from those 9 after the frame was made? I would love to make a variation of this for my mother. She’s so shabby chic :).

  13. Beckie, I learned a money saving trick from a finisher carpenter. My hubby and I refinished all the woodwork in our 1940’s home. We decided to find the same style trim that was in the house to keep the charm of our home. While I was buying pre-wood conditioner a finish carpenter said that water works just as well. I tried both and he was right. Now I save money while using water. Just a hint I thought I would share. I love your Craft room. I am just starting mine but it will not even put a shadow in your room. Enjoy you have worked hard for a beautiful work space!

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