We all know pallets are a big thing right now. You get on Pinterest, start scrolling around, and before you know it, you’ve pinned 23 gorgeous pictures of stuff made from pallets. Have you ever tried to make any of it? It always looks easy. Until you get started and there are no instructions or it’s so freaking difficult you just never start.
A couple months ago, I got an email asking if I’d like to review a book titled Crafting with Wood Pallets: Projects for Rustic Furniture, Decor, Art, Gifts and more. Yes, please! Sign me up! Ever since I got it, I’ve been flipping through it, marking pages, and showing my husband (while he rolls his eyes at me). There is construction going on in our neighborhood. There are pallets everywhere! It’s so easy! I can make everything! I even got myself my own power tools. I used to have my own (I was quite the home remodeler when I owned my own house), but I must have gotten rid of them somewhere before we moved overseas. Nothing makes a woman feel more powerful than owning her own reciprocating saw.
This book starts off with Pallet 101. Where to get them, what to look for, tools (including descriptions and pictures), and how to take them apart. Basically, you don’t need your husband to do any of this. You’ve totally got this. The tutorials include everything from coffee tables and wine bars to jewelry organizers and wall decor. It is truly step by step. She lists out exactly what supplies you need and then lists step by step instructions.
I decided to start small, so I made Porch Star. The picture in the book looks better than mine, but that’s ok! I’m happy with it and my husband didn’t make a face when he saw it, so it must really look good! He’s brutally honest with me, so he’ll tell me if it sucks. I thought this would be great as an outdoor decoration. The plan was to hang it up, but it’s heavier than I thought, and the house is brick, so I’m going to leave it on the porch next to my pallet Christmas trees. More on those later.
If you are looking for gifts for any DIYer’s in your life, get them this book. It’s laid out nice, it has big pictures, and I bet they will love it!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.