Repurposed Pallet Snowflakes!

These repurposed Pallet Snowflakes are a BIG hit at my shop.  Mr. DD and I made 8 of them, 4 large and 4 small.  5 of them sold within 2 days of me taking them to the shop.  

Pallet Snowflakes-

I love making things out of free stuff and I especially love to repurpose things into something useful.   I found this idea on Pinterest from “My Altered State”  Her post did not give any measurements since she “eyeballed” it.  I am a measure and cut kind of gal, so I needed Mr. DD. to give me exacts so I can share those with you if you are like me and need step by steps.  

Pallet Snowflake Tutorial

One large snowflake is “6” 44 inch pallet boards.   3 of the 44 inch boards are for the base and the other 3 are used for the arrows and triangles.  

Pallet Snowflakes step by step

Cut 44 inch board in half.

 

Pallet Snowflakes- making the cuts

Measure down the 22 inch board and mark at the 11 inch spot(half), this will be the peak for your triangles.  Cut these board at a 45 degree angle.  

Pallet Snowflakes- using reclaimed wood

You can see from the above photo that Mr. DD flipped over the first cut, and used that as his guide for the second cut.  And you can see that you will be left with one triangle.  

DIY Pallet Snowflakes-

The cuts above were from “1” 22 inch pallet board that was cut in half from a full 44 inch board.  

Pallet Snowflakes- using Ryobi Airstrike

Using my favorite power tool, the Ryobi Airstrike, I assembled the cut pallet boards onto the base boards.  This part, I did just eyeball the placement of the cut boards, and used the first assembled board as my base to assemble the remaining boards.   

Pallet Snowflakes-

Once you have 1 side assembled, flip it over to measure against the completed board to assemble the other side.

Pallet Snowflakes-DIY

Once all 3 boards were complete, we screwed them together for added reinforcements.   I placed a screw on the front and also the back of each snowflake.  

How to make Pallet Snowflakes-

I added a “D” ring to the back of each snowflake to make it easier to hang your snowflakes.  

Homemade wood stain using steel wool and vinegar

For a few pieces of the wood, I stained them using my homemade stain.  You make the stain using a steel wool pad and white vinegar.  Place the  steel wool in a glass jar and cover completely with vinegar. Mine has been sitting for months waiting for the perfect project to try it out on.   It gives your wood a perfect aged look with out making it too dark.   Once the stain was dry, I dry brushed on white paints to give the snowflakes and washed look.  

DIY Hanging Pallet Snowflakes

Here are a few of the pallet snowflakes hanging outside my shop.  This picture actually has the homemade stain and dry brush white paint on them, all the other photos were taken before I did the final stages.  

DIY Pallet Projects- Pallet Snowflakes-

Mr. DD and I also made some with a 30 degree angle.  So using a 42 inch board, cut in half and at the 10.5 inch mark cut there using a 30 degree angle.  assemble using all the steps above.  

Reclaimed wood Pallet Snowflakes-

We also made small snowflakes and you can make those by using the measurements above, but cutting everything in half.  We also cut the boards down the center before starting.  This allows the boards to be skinner for the smaller flakes.   I love how they look with the variegated wood tones.  

Here are a few other Pallet Projects I have completed.  

Pallet Wall Decor
Pallet Wall Decor with Coat Hooks
repurposed pallet clock-
Pallet Clock
repurposed pallet coat rack-
Pallet Coat Rack

 

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Pallet Snowflakes-Pinnable

 

9 Responses to Repurposed Pallet Snowflakes!

  1. Just came across your site.we live back from the road , so we need large decorations. Love these. We are big into reusing. I have a small business making jewelry out of recycled aluminun.

  2. These are so cool! You did a great job. (and thanks for the shout-out.) The reclaimed wood snowflakes are fun because there are so many possibilities with colors and textures. (Size kind of depends on what old wood I’ve got to work with.) You and your husband make a great team! :)

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