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Pallet Box DIY with Mod Podge

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Add a romantic flair to a Plaid pallet box with a soft ombre using charming Apple Barrel colors.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat
Item #16289
Protect your work surface with this silicone mat. Glues peels right off of it for easy clean-up!


Apple Barrel ® Colors - Tropic Orange, 2 oz.
Item #21341
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.


Apple Barrel ® Colors - Sunkissed Peach, 2 oz.
Item #21888
Apple Barrel Colors ® are the crafter's choice for quality, selection and value. This all-purpose acrylic craft paint is waterbased, non-toxic and dries to a durable finish. Suitable for most paintable surfaces: wood, plaster, tin, craft foam, Styrofoam, terra cotta, and more. Deep, rich tones dry to a soft matte sheen. Easy soap and water clean-up.


Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Pallet Box
Item #90525E
Make a creative home decor item with the unfinished Pallet Box from Plaid Wood Surfaces. Start your projects off the right way with Plaid Wood Surfaces. Available in an assortment of shapes and styles, these DIY pieces are made of unfinished wood and are ready for a fun and personalized touch. Ideal for painting, staining, decorative embellishment, and wood burning, there’s an endless assortment of creative options. Plaid Wood Surfaces are a blank canvas waiting to be turned into a work of art.


Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.
Item #CS24911
Trend right Ultra Matte Chalk finish. Brushes on smoothly without visible brushstrokes.


Other Supplies
1" Flat brush
Scrapbook paper - Floral
Water basin
Paper towels


  1. Sand the piece edges to smooth. Paint the lid with two coats of Tropic Orange letting the coats dry in between. Set aside and let dry completely.
  2. Paint the box inside Tropic Orange and let dry. Paint the outside of the box using and ombre technique by blending Tropic Orange into Sun Kissed Peach. Let dry.
  3. Cut a scrapbook paper the size of the pallet top. Measure the width of the pallet slat as well as the distance between the slats. Lay the paper shape face down and draw lines the width of the pallet slats with the distant between. Cut apart.
  4. Lay your papers print side down on the craft mat and brush on Ultra Matte. Apply to the slats. Smooth out by applying several top coats of Ultra Matte.
  5. Let dry completely. Sand the edges of the top and box to create an aged appearance.
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