July 4th Pallet Subway Art

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. I love the colors and the fireworks and all the summer goodness that comes with it. And if course, I love all the decor.

Here Comes the Sun: July 4th Pallet Subway Art


This year I made some pallet subway art for my mantel. This piece costs me less than 5 bucks. The pallet was free and all I had to purchase was some red and blue paint and some screws.

Let’s learn how to make this beauty, shall we?

Start by deconstructing your pallet. I used a crowbar to take mine apart but mine was pretty old and it came apart relatively easily. This pallet that had already been deconstructed from a previous project so I don’t have pictures of this step but you can find a good tutorial here.

After I took apart the pallet, I sanded it. It had already been painted  from a project I did last year but I wanted something new 

Here Comes the Sun: July 4th Pallet Subway Art


After sanding, I painted the planks with a semi gloss white. 

Here Comes the Sun: July 4th Pallet Subway Art


We cut each plank down to size and then used smaller pieces of wood on the back to hold the planks together.

I made the stencils with my Silhouette using the fonts Arial Bold and Eyes Wide Open. I cut the stencils out on vinyl and then applied the vinyl to my pallet.

Here Comes the Sun: July 4th Pallet Subway Art


Using red and blue acrylic paint, I painted the stencil with two coats of paint, letting the first coat dry before applying the second. I then removed the stencil while the paint was still slightly wet. Touch up any areas using a small paintbrush.

Here Comes the Sun: July 4th Pallet Subway Art

Here Comes the Sun: July 4th Pallet Subway Art


This July 4th Pallet Subway Art makes the perfect addition to my summer mantel. All the other decor on the mantel (except the window) was purchased at the Dollar Store. I also added my DIY Patriotic Art to complete the look.

Here Comes the Sun: July 4th Pallet Subway Art



If you like this post, be sure to check out more of my July 4th posts.

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Kelly

is a mother of two living in coastal North Carolina. Her lifestyle blog, Here Comes the Sun, contains easy crafts, recipes and DIY projects. She enjoys the beach, is a chocolate addict and loves chevron, chalkboards and the Beatles.

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  1. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says

    This is so cute ! I really want to delve into pallet art…but I need to find some pallets first! And, any excuse to use my Silhouette, and I’m a happy gal!

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