I am loving all the pallet wood signs I see everywhere!! I used all my old pallet for other art projects and when I found another pallet to take apart, the wood really splintered badly. But I wanted to make new pallet art!! However, when I was at Home Depot that day, they had 70% off wood bin. There was a TON of scrap wood in the bin but it all had bends or twists in the pieces. So I bought the ones that has at least a couple of feet that were straight to make a faux pallet wood project. I think it turned out great!!
First I took the wood pieces and cut them on my circular saw to the size that I wanted to use. Then I nailed all the pieces to 2 cross posts on the the back of the wood slats. ( Although, I need to add a third for stability, I just haven't had a chance to revist the project.) I used some weathered gray stain to give the wood a less 'brand-new' wood look and I really liked the gray.
Finally, I hand painted on the dandelions. They were fun and easy to do.
Maybe like this ... I keep changing it up ... it needs something but I haven't figured it out yet!!
Overall, it looks good on the mantel. I need to change up the accessories around it, but that is fun to do!! So, $4.00 later - faux pallet art!!