Pallet Party!

Over the weekend, some friends and I attended a “Pallet Party” by the wonderful Kai Kreations!  My friend Chris, over at Stayin’ Afloat Blog, found Kai Kreations and I’m SO glad she did.

I contacted Erika and we booked a date.  The class held up to 10 people.  Each individual emailed back and forth with Erika about their design.  Listen peeps, you can design WHATEVER you want.  How cool is that?  Talk about personalization.  AND,  she’s great to work with!

Saturday morning, we all gathered at her home in Ortonville, MI.  We brought some snacks and drinks.  Our boards were all ready with our names in their beautiful craft room.

Pallet Party 16

[Us with our aprons (up-cycled men’s shirts – seriously?  She’s so creative!]

Step 1 – Paint/Stain

Pallet Party 1Pallet Party 3

I chose to stain my board.  Off to garage with about 1/2 of the gals I went!  I started with a medium stain then accented with the lightest one.

While our boards were drying, she gave us a tour of their home.  WOW.  How stinkin’ cute is their home!!?!  Creative overboard.

Step 2 – Stencil Layout

Pallet Party 9

Again, Erika prepared each person’s stencils and they fit our boards perfectly.

 Step 3 – Paint

Pallet Party 7

Pallet Party 4 Pallet Party 5  Pallet Party 2 Pallet Party 8 Pallet Party 6 Pallet Party 11

Some had a little more free handing to do than others, depending on their design.

Step 4 – Sand

Pallet Party 14

We sanded our edges and the tops based on how much of the “distressed” look we were going for!  It really makes a difference.

Pallet Party 13 Pallet Party 12

[My final piece before and after sanding]

Step 5 – Hooks

Pallet Party 10

And, finally, Erika’s husband assisted us with putting hooks on the back so we could hang our lovely pieces!

Pallet Party 15

[Our finished pieces!]

I can’t stay enough GOOD things about this day!  So much fun and laughter.  We all LOVE our pieces and they each turned out so differently.  What a FUN way to spend a Saturday!

To book a party – LIKE Kai Kreations and message her!  You won’t regret it!

18 thoughts on “Pallet Party!

  1. What a fun party to have! I’ve never heard of a pallet party before, I might have to con my friends into doing this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks like so much fun! There are so many great ideas for pallets around. I’m not really even sure where you get them from?! Is it easy if you don’t work or know someone who uses them?

    1. If you know someone who owns a business and gets them a it’s like hittin’ the JACKPOT! The women is puts the parties on, OMG! Pallets everywhere made into the cutest stuff!!! I could have taken so many pictures in their home!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *