Pallet Art Silhouette

Creating beautiful decor out of pallets is the rage right now.   While this isn’t exactly a pallet project it could easily be just by picking up some in the back of an alley (asking permission of course).   Yesterday I showed you how I used some fence pickets to make some old barn wood looking frames.   Today I made my family silhouette wall art out of the same fence slats I found in my neighbor’s trash.   I was originally inspired by Rosenberry Rooms “How much you are loved” wood sign for $64.

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Rosenberry Rooms “How much you are loved” $64

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Old fence pickets or pallet wood

chop saw

measuring tape



Martha Stewart Paintbrush Set

Plaid Folk Art Foam Pouncers

Folk Art enamel paint in Aqua

vinyl with transfer tape with Silhouette Cameo

or contact paper with an Exacto knife

Matte Mod Podge

Wood Joiners

1. I used five 16” slats to form my board and then screwed in two slats onto the back to form one continuous board using wood glue between the slats to provide extra stability.   I also added wood joiners in the middle as well.

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pallets nailed together

I had asked my FB friends if someone could help me by turning our family picture into a silhouette.   So my new friend (thanks Krystle!) made me a black and white silhouette of the picture below.


Photo Credit: Patricia Karina

infanitly creative

Using my Silhouette cameo (you could use contact paper and an exacto knife too) I cut out a vinyl cutout of my silhouette and transferred it to the fence boards. Then I used matte Mod Podge to seal the edges of the vinyl.   I was concerned since the board was so rough that my stencil wouldn’t stay in place when I went to paint it unless I did that.

mod podge pallet wood

Once dry I applied some Aqua Folk Art Enamel paint with a foam pouncer.


While wet I removed the vinyl.   Then I took a paint brush and smoothed out the paint to really push it into the grain of the wood.


I let it dry and hung it on my wall.   A simple and quick way to preserve that moment in time (when your kids will still hold your hand).

silhouette pallet art


Do you love weathered wood projects?  Here are a few more I did…fenceslatprojects_thumb.png

Eat, Surf Pray Art (with free printable), Pallet Silhouette ArtBarn Wood FramesWood Flower Trough CenterpieceHow Sweet It is to Be Loved By You art piece