Mini-Pallet Fall Art

Posted by on September 26, 2011 in crafty, projects | 82 comments

Ok, so I jumped on the pallet bandwagon. I didn’t want to, but I couldn’t help myself. They had these little mini-pallet type things at Home Depot and they were only $6! Now, I’m sure you think everything’s cheaper in Mexico…it’s not. Almost everything is more expensive. So, finding a crafty project for under $10 is a MIRACLE! I saw this and knew I had to do something with it.


I just wasn’t sure what. There have been so many great palette ideas recently online…so here is my creation with the inspiration of many others:

from Young and Crafty


from Martha Stewart 



Here’s the step-by-step:

First I painted the slats with different fall toned colors.

Then I drew out an outline of a branch with a white pencil.

I cut out fall leaves using my Silhouette SD and traced them onto the wood.

Then I filled in the branch and leaves.

Pretty easy, right? I just wish I had a mantel to put it on…it’s pretty heavy to hang on our crazy concrete walls…



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  1. It looks gorgeous, Paige! And i love the colors you used. we are featuring it in the blog today! have a lovely weekend!


  2. Love this! Thank you for sharing this at our Seasonal Inspiration party.

  3. Oh wow, this is SO pretty! You are one creative gal! Thanks so much for sharing this @ Show & Share!

  4. Thank you so very much for joining the T’ Time Link Party last week! I really love to see all the wonderful ideas. Link parties are also a great way to get your blog out there for others to see. Hope to see you today! Maria Raising4Princesses

  5. Ahh! Love this palette art! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today on Sew Woodsy!

  6. this is gorgeous! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  7. This is gorgeous! I love all the pallet art its so creative and everyone is so unique! Great look!

    new follower here, on twitter and on Pinterest!

  8. love it! will be featuring to tomorrow:>

  9. I love the pallete things, you did an awesome job on yours. LOVE IT

  10. This turned out beautifully!!! Thank you so much for showing off my pallet art too :)


  11. You’ve been featured on my new {Crazy Blessed Love} Friday Feature!

    Stop by and get a button :)

  12. You’ve been featured on my new {Crazy Blessed Love} Friday Feature!

    Come over and grab a button!

    Love this piece…great job!!

  13. This is so pretty. I love it. Thanks for linking to Success U @

  14. Autumn perfection!

  15. How cool that they sell “mini” ones are Home Depot!! I love how your fall one turned out! I would love to have you come share this at my link party that open up on Monday morning!

  16. Love it, love it. Great colors.

  17. You did everything right with this piece! The colors are so warm and rich and the image is simple but lovely! Thanks for sharing, I might have to make one too! :)

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog till Monday. Come by when you have a chance! :)

  18. I love how great it looks but it is so simple to do on your own. Great Job! I found you on Momma’s kinda Crafty and I’m a new follower.

    Mankind’s Fascination with Self-Expression

  19. Love this! Thanks for linking up to Things I’ve Done Thursday!


  20. Absolutely fabulous! Featured you on my blog today:

  21. Great Fall Project!!! Can’t wait to try!

  22. Beautiful! Great job!

  23. Beautiful!

  24. Dropped by via the link party . . . and wow! Love it so much! I’ve never seen the pallette art, but I’m so inspired! Thanks!

  25. I love it! It looks so good and I love the fall colors!

  26. Wow! this is very pretty! What a statement piece! Maybe you can find a table or cart to prop it on for the Fall. Or a cool old Wheelbarrow… Maybe not a wheelbarrow inside :)

  27. I love what you did with the pallete, especially the branch, great job!

  28. this rocks!! job well done! this is my first stop over at your site and i love what i’ve seen! keep up the fab work!

  29. Very, very prety. Nice job!

  30. This is gorgeous! Going to have to find the time to make one!

  31. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!
    - – Mandy,

  32. Adorable. And very modern looking. I started a link party at my blog and I’d love for you to link this up. If you’re interested it’s Have a lovely day, Maria

    • Thanks, Maria! I linked up to the party! It’s great to meet someone else who lives out of the country and attempts to blog! My family lives in Southern Mexico…I’m following your blog now on Google Friend Connect!

  33. <3 this .. so purdy

    • Thanks, Brooke! I jumped over to your blog and it’s great! I just read your post on Olioboard…what a fun site! Looks like I know what I’ll be doing while my boys are napping today!

      • Thanks :)

        Oh I know I have spent way to much time on that site since I posted that lol .. But it has given me the inspiration I needed to get this bedroom decorated already lol

  34. That is really pretty, what a great idea!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Kate! I checked out your blog and I love being frugal too! Great ideas!

  35. This is so pretty and it really does look easy!

    • Kelly, it’s seriously super easy. I cannot paint. Really. No talent in the paint area – that’s why I’m a graphic designer. It’s easy enough that I managed to do it! Oh, and I saw your post on hot mess craft spaces…you wouldn’t even want to see mine. It’s the dining room table because there’s no where else…I usually have to clear a space so we can eat dinner!

  36. This is such a great idea. I’m going to go check out home depot!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Mandy! I’m not sure if Home Depot in the States carries the same things as Mexico, but I hope you find one!

      • Thanks for the info. I’ll check and report back for the state siders. :)

  37. It is beautiful! I love the fall colors but it is so pretty I would leave it up all the time. I found your blog through the someday crafts link party and I’m a new follower. I can’t wait to explore more of your site!

    Brie from

    • I’m glad you like it, Brie! So glad you found your way to my site! I am following your site now too…love that Cough & Carry Caddy!

  38. Oh, love it!

    • Coley, thanks for stopping by! I checked out your blog and it’s so cute – love the colors and the header! Oh, and I love your nickname…never heard Coley for Nicole…so cute!

  39. You’re very welcome to link up this one to my new linky party here – . It has already started. Make yourself at home :).

    • Thanks, Ivanna!

  40. awhhhh I LOVE this! I am inspired! I found you via a chief in training and instantly thought of martha’s “door mat” howww cute is yours?! I LOVE it, and I love that the colors can be incorporated into your wall decor! I am inspired! I might just do a colorful project like this someday soon! I would adore if you would link up at my Thursday linky party at Crafty Scrappy Happy :o) I would love being more and more inspired by you!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

    • Thanks for stopping by, Jaime! I’ll be dropping by to link up to your party!

  41. I LOVE this and posted it on my blog if that’s ok! I have a few things I’m wanting to do for fall this year and this just got added to the list! :) Hope you guys are doing GREAT!

    • Megan! So glad you stopped by…I keep up with your updates about the little one on the way! I’m so excited for you guys!

  42. I LOVE fall art. Your colors and tree branch pattern look fantastic. If I had a palette, I’d totally do this! Nice job!

    • Thanks, Jen! Checked out your site and it’s great! I love your checklist for before you turn 25…I need to do more goal setting like this. I have so many things I want to do…just need to prioritize. And I love making lists!

  43. LOVE THIS! It turned out so well. I keep telling myself that I’m going to do some pallett art but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’m a new follower!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Maury! I was reading your Versatile blogger post and laughed when you said you follow so many blogs…my husband thinks I have issues because I have so many in my blog reader!

  44. This looks wonderful -

    • Thanks, Jennifer!

  45. Oh so I’m behind and haven’t seen any palette art and craft works yet! Your’s is the first – and I love it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    • Thanks for hosting the party, Jill! It’s nice that you stop by and visit the people who link up! Means a lot!

  46. This is too cute! I found you through Coastal Charm…thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Kristin! I love your furniture…it’s adorable!

  47. Wow, how beautiful is this! I love the autumn season, and all those colors combined into one stunning piece of art sure boasts that autumnal beauty! Pop by and visit me sometime! Jen @

    • Thanks, Jen! I’m glad you liked it! I stopped by and now I’m following your blog too!

  48. Great take on palette decor! I love the autumn colors too. I really like your blog design & am looking forward to looking around more!

    • Thans for stopping by, Caroline! I am following your site – so cool that you give away icons for free – it’s awesome to use your graphic design gifts to help other people!

  49. LOVE this! great job! :) visiting from creative me monday!

    • Thanks, Jess. Glad you stopped by! I dropped by your blog and it’s so cute! I have two boys too and love your ideas about quick dress up ideas…my son loves pirates so he would love that eye patch!

  50. Oooooh, I love this!! It looks so great!

    • Thanks, Kaysi! I dropped by your site and I love that 2 x 4 Halloween decor! The Frankenstein is so cute!


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