I am obsessed with the rustic look of pallet wood projects. And this Pallet Wood Church is no exception. The beautiful rustic feel of this completed project makes it perfect for year round decor.
This kit was included in our WOODSHOP DIY DECOR BOX. You can get your own projects shipped to your door each month by signing up for our waitlist! I can not wait to see all of the different versions of this beauty! If you decided to craft this project on your own, I have included a cut list below.
Pallet Wood Church Cut List
- (1) 11^3/4″ x 2^3/4″ with 2 angles
- (1) 9“x2^3/4″
- (2) 9“x2^3/4″ with single angle
- Woodstik Hot Glue
- Glue Gun
- Burlap Ribbon
- Greenery of choice
I began by putting a nice dark coat of stain onto the pallet boards. Lately I have been using Early American by Minwax and I am loving the richness and beauty it can bring out in my projects. Pallet wood has a tendency to sooooak up your stain so beware. I used quite a bit to cover this small area, but its so worth it for the end result.
You can always be patient and allow your stain to set and dry on its own. But if you’re like me, we don’t have that kind of time .…or patience, am I right?
Once dry, comes the fun part. Grab your paint, Woodstik Glue, and Vaseline!
I assembled the pieces using the Woodstik glue, which I forgot to photograph (mom brain) but I did catch the process in this video tutorial you can watch HERE
To create this beautiful chippy look for your pallet wood church, simply dip your finger in the jelly and smear it randomly over the surface of the stained wood. The jelly creates a barrier between the wood and your paint, not allowing it to stick on those areas.
Then I painted over the entire surface (over the vaseline and all) with Plaster Chalk Paint by Waverly. Once the paint was dry all I did was wipe the surface with a rag. The areas where I had applied vaseline wiped away revealing that dark beautiful stain underneath.
I attached the base using the same glue as before, which allowed the church to stand upright. Then, come the embellishments. Depending on the style and colors you chose, your embellishments like ribbon and greenery may vary.
Just do what makes you happy!
Isn’t she beautiful? This pallet church DIY reminds me of the old hymn, “The Little Brown Church in the Vale” If you have never heard this I encourage you look it up…more importantly I hope you get your hands dirty and MAKE this project for yourself.