Pallets are a great way to inexpensively add some farmhouse style to your home.


As part of the Pallet Challenge kick-off of Pallets Aplenty week on Remodelaholic I’m sharing this easy Farmhouse Style Pallet Wood Memo Board.
Farmhouse style DIY pallet wood memo board. Get the tutorial at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comFirst, let’s gather our supplies:Supplies for pallet wood memo board with a farmhouse style DIY pallet wood memo board. Get the full tutorial at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com5 pieces of pallet wood – I used what I had on hand and arranged it as above but if you are cutting pieces to size the length will be 18 inches

Copper Pipe – 1/2 inch pipe, 18 inches in length

2 zinc screw eyes – size to accommodate the 1/2 inch pipe easily

Copper cut tacks 

Paint Paper – 12 inches wide (You can find this at almost any hardware store)

2 paint sticks or 14 inch long and 1 1/2 inch wide pieces of thin wood

Sawtooth Hanger

Optional Rust-Oleum Aged Metallic Paint & Primer in One – Metallic Rust (Available on Amazon but MUCH less expensive at the Hardware Store)
Supplies for pallet wood memo board with a farmhouse style. Get the full tutorial at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

The Metallic Rust spray paint gives a great rusted look to a new piece

Tools used:


Kreg Jig

Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws

Kreg Face Clamp (not necessary but very helpful!)
Spray painted screw eyes for pallet wood memo board. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Spray painted paint sticks for DIY pallet wood memo board.Spray paint screw eyes and paint sticks.  Allow to dry.
Farmhouse style DIY Pallet Wood Memo Board - tools used. Get the full tutorial at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Use the Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes on the back of the first 4 boards – approximately 2 inches in on each side.
Pocket hole with Kreg Jig in pallet wood. DIY farmhouse-style memo board. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comInsert appropriate screw in each pocket hold.
Pallet wood kept in place with pocket holes made with Kreg Jig - DIY pallet wood memo board. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comWhen you flip the piece over everything will fit together nice and snug.
Pallet memo board with saw tooth hanger on back.

Before working on the front of the memo board add a saw tooth hanger to the back.
Pallet wood memo board - sizing up everything before drilling. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comI like to do a dry run and size everything up before drilling by laying out all that I’ll be attaching to my project just to make sure everything will fit properly.
Spray painted screw eye added to the front of pallet to hold copper pipe. DIY pallet wood memo board. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comIf you are using the 12 inch wide paper roll attach screw eyes approximately 13 inches apart.  Drill pilot holes and attach screw eyes.  You may need to back out the screws by one or two threads depending on how thick your pallet wood is.  You don’t want to the screw eye to come through to the other side.
Screw eyes added, copper pipe holding paper through screw eyes. Adding first paper holder. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Feed one end of the copper pipe through one of the screw eyes, slide on the paper roll and place other end of copper pipe through remaining screw eye. Center everything up and then add the first paper holder (paint stick 1). Repeat for lower paper holder.
Drill small pilot holes through paint sticks to hold cut tacks. This will reduce the risk of splitting the wood.Drill two very small pilot holes in each stick on each side to accommodate the cut tacks.
Do NOT nail paper holders down firmly to the wood. DIY pallet wood memo board - farmhouse style. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comWhen attaching the cut tacks do NOT hammer the tacks in all the way.  You need some wiggle room so the paper can slide through the holders freely.  I use a metal ruler to provide just enough space and still securely attach the paper holders.
Completed pallet wood memo board with Sharpie pen attached using string. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Attach Sharpie pen with twine from the copper pipe.
Farmhouse style DIY pallet wood memo board. Get the full tutorial at cupcakesandcrinoline.comWhen you need a fresh list or if you want to take your list with you just pull it down and tear it off by gently pushing on the bottom paper holder and tearing across.

Farmhouse style DIY pallet wood memo board. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comFor more pallet inspiration check out the other pallet projects in the blog hop at Remodelaholic and these awesome projects below!Pallet Challenge

spice rack | Red Cottage Chronicles

scalloped headboard | This Mama’s Dance

stacked pallet coffee table | AD Aesthetic

rustic pallet wood crown molding | The Weathered Fox

under bed toy storage | Our House Now a Home

outdoor coffee table with drink cooler | Remodelaholic

outdoor pallet bar | Our Crafty Mom

hexagon side table | Lemon Thistle

paper roll pallet memo board | Cupcakes and Crinoline

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Farmhouse style DIY pallet wood memo board. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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