Recycling and re-purposing pallets is a creative and fun way to use these wooden shipping platforms. One way they can be used is as a canvas for graphic art. Since most pallets are large, and some are quite heavy, they are suitable for large spaces including the outdoors. Think of making large signs or graphics for special events, garden art, store displays or other times when impact and size is called for but you want to keep expenses to a minimum. When creating the pallets shown, I used leftover paints for the letters, which made them even more inexpensive and environmentally friendly.
The first step is to find pallets that don’t have huge gaps in between the boards. I didn’t mind if the pallets I was using had some broken boards, since the recycled nature of these is part of their charm for my purposes. I hosed off any pallets that had a great deal of dirt on them, and after they were dry I used a roller to apply a coat of white paint on the top. I did not paint the sides or back of my pallets, and I used an outdoor latex paint that has a flat finish.