Stenciled Pallet Christmas Pouch

Every once in a while I have to take apart an old project and make it over again.  Today as I wait for my new kitchen to be finished I'm repurposing a pot rack I no longer need...

pile of scrap wood

Several years ago I found a potting bench on the side of the road. 

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I used many of the pieces from the table for other things, including a coffee table. 

pot rack shelf

I hung the bottom shelf of the potting bench from the ceiling in my kitchen and used it for many years as a pot rack

Now that my kitchen is being redone, I no longer need the pot rack so I disassembled it. 

I began by removing all the screws from the distressed pieces of wood.

I have several good ideas for this wood! 

scrap wood pieces

Today I'm making a Christmas pouch for pinecones and greens to hang on the wall. 

I began by cutting several pieces of the wood into 10" pieces. 

scrap wood pallet

I glued all the wood pieces together with wood glue then added stir sticks to the back to secure it all together. 

The last step to create my pallet was to stain the wood.

I used Minwax stain cloths in Dark Mahogany

The cloths make it so easy to stain, just wipe it on! 

scrap wood pallet with paint stick braces

Next, I cut a piece of reclaimed fabric I had from an old IKEA curtain. 

The curtain was up for a long time and faded just perfectly for several projects including this easy rag wreath

I folded over the bag and hot glued 2 sides to form a pouch. 

I like a frayed edge, you could also fold the bag over a few times. 

I hot glued the back of the pouch onto the pallet wood. 

I used another piece of the curtain fabric to tie a frayed bow and hot glue it to the side of the pouch. 

muslin pouch with bow

Using one of my favorite Old Sign Stencils, this one is the Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa stencil, I stenciled just the trees onto the pallet. 

Christmas tree stencil

When the paint dried, I used sandpaper to distress the trees. 

stenciled trees and pouch

At the top I added 2 eye screws and used one more strip of the curtain fabric to twist into a hanger.

screw eye hanger

The pouch gets filled with greens, berries and pinecones and hung on the wall. 

hanging pallet with greens

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hanging pallet with pouch and overlay

It couldn't have been easier to turn my potting bench-pot rack into a brand new pallet pouch for Christmas! 

pallet with trees and muslin pouch with greens

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hanging pouch with greens



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .