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Patriotic Pallet Wood Centerpiece

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This project is part of the Junk Revision Challenge, a monthly blog hop to transform junk into something better. This month's theme is Patriotic.
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  • patriotic pallet wood centerpiece, outdoor living, pallet, patriotic decor ideas, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
My junk of choice is usually pallet wood and with a fresh shipment of pallets, thanks to my brother-in-law, Bill, I am set for this project as well as a few more.
  • patriotic pallet wood centerpiece, outdoor living, pallet, patriotic decor ideas, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Pallet wood usually comes in 2 basic widths, a skinnier board and a fatter board. This project uses 3 of the wider pallet boards , cut to equal lengths of 36 inches.
  • patriotic pallet wood centerpiece, outdoor living, pallet, patriotic decor ideas, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I drew my star and measured out my stripes. The width of a yardstick was just about perfect for making 3 even stripes.
I used acrylic paints I had sitting around to fill in my stripes and star.
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The brand new paint was sanded down to have that old, distressed "I've been out in the weather" look.
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The sides were tacked together with finishing nails from a nail gun, but if I want this box to last longer than one season, I'll have to follow up with screws.
  • patriotic pallet wood centerpiece, outdoor living, pallet, patriotic decor ideas, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Additional pallet wood was cut to fit inside the ends of the box, and that too was nailed into place.
A coat of tinted wax ages the box a bit more and protects it from the elements.
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To protect the wood and to hold in the water, add a sheet of plastic before adding your potting soil and flowers.
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The impatiens are just beginning to take off and by the 4th they should be beautiful.
If you would like to see more pictures, and the other junk inspired Patriotic projects make sure you click on the link below.
If you would like to see last years 4th of July project which also happens to be made of pallet wood, you can find that here.
http://scavengerchic.com/2015/05/11/stars-and-stripes-diy/

To see more: http://scavengerchic.com/2016/06/06/patriotic-pallet-wood-centerpiece/

Got a question about this project?

  • Joan
    Joan Spring Hill, TN

    So cute, very patriotic a lovely job!

  • Mollee Kauzlarich

    I believe I'd only paint one side with stars and stripes and paint and distress the others. That way I could display the plain side then turn it around for holidays.

  • Annette
    Annette Louisville, KY

    I LOVE OUR COUNTRY! Beautiful......

  • Tiena Nobles
    Tiena Nobles Greenacres, WA

    Very nice looking!

  • One Happy Hippie Girl

    I made this for my dad for Father's Day and he loved it!! Thanks for the inspiration! I had everything I needed except for the white and red Vinca.

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