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Grandinroad Hack - A Pallet Project

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We all love to use pallet boards and so do I. What if we took a bunch of pallet boards and turned them into a wooden present for Christmas?
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Step 1: Cut your pallets in between the mounted boards. This makes it easy and quick. You don't have to try and take the pallet apart.
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Step 2: Cut each pallet board to 12 inches in length. Lay three boards down for one side of the box.
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Step 3: Grab a piece of thin trim to use to secure to the top and bottom of the boards.
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Step 4: I used a nail gun to add the trim to the three side pieces.
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Step 5: Put together the other side of the box as you did the first. Side three and four will have a smaller trim to secure the pallet boards.
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Step 6: Add the top boards on. Since pallet boards are all sizes, you may have to giggle the boards some. Mine had a slight over hang on the top.
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Step 7: Sand slightly and get ready to paint. I dry brushed on some red paint and then dry brushed green over that. Did not have a picture of the red, but here I am putti g the green on top of the red.
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Step 8: Continue to add green until desired look. Sand a little or a lot.
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Step 9: Adding metal ribbon. I purchased this metal ribbon on sale. Several sizes but not much in each one.
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Step 10: Paint the ribbon red on both sides. Add ribbon to box with small tacks. Bend the ribbon into a bow and secure to top of box with nails.
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Step 12: I added a wooden Christmas mouse to the top.
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The idea came from a magazine called Grandinroad where they have three sizes of wooden boxes for sale. The 12 inch one is $89,(my size) $129 and $189.
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Grap your pallets and make some wooden presents. You can find more details on this project at http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2016/12/grandinroad-hack-pallet-project.html and more cheap decor ideas.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Pallet boards   (free)
  • Metal ribbon   (Home Goods)

To see more: http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2016/12/grandinroad-hack-pallet-project.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Chuck
    Chuck Wilmington, DE

    off to the hardware store, thanks to all for the great project and ideas

    • Eclectic Red Barn
      Eclectic Red Barn Fort Lauderdale, FL

      It is so great to be able to share with one another. I love Hometalk. Send me a picture.

  • Janet
    Janet Pittsburgh, PA

    Love Grandin Road but it's so expensive! This is awesome. Great job.

    • Eclectic Red Barn
      Eclectic Red Barn Fort Lauderdale, FL

      I love them too, but agree they are expensive. I saw that one lady bought one of each size. Wow, I couldn't believe it. If I can make it, then I am happy.

  • Janet
    Janet Pittsburgh, PA

    And by sharing how you make them, you made me happy too!

    • Eclectic Red Barn
      Eclectic Red Barn Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Janet, I am so glad to be sharing this project with you. Originally from Pittsburgh.

  • Janet
    Janet Pittsburgh, PA

    That's so cool! I'm a Mon Valley girl -- grew up in Duquesne.

    • Eclectic Red Barn
      Eclectic Red Barn Fort Lauderdale, FL

      We lived in Mt. Lebanon and when I was young, went to Monongahela High School.Small world.

  • CC
    CC Little Rock, AR

    this is awesome - a great retirement project for me later this year! thanks for sharing!

    • Eclectic Red Barn
      Eclectic Red Barn Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Good luck with your retirement. I am sure you will have fun making it.

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