DIY Wood Pallet Memo Board
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Easy! DIY Wood Pallet Memo Board

I knew I had tons of left-over material from previous home improvement projects that needed to be repurposed. This year I needed to stay on a budget and what better way to do that than by recycling as much stuff around my house to make something really great!  After carefully spending four hours at Hobby Lobby, I finally decided on what I was going to make!  I knew I had all the right material to make my very own, DIY Wood Pallet Memo Board!+ Here’s what I had to work with.

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DIY Wood Pallet Memo Board PinableEasy! DIY Wood Pallet Memo Board  

A wood pallet, tons of unused wood, and Sample size can of cherry wood stain from our patio project
Sample cans of indoor decor paint and cork boards from our kids room projects
Empty glass jars around the kitchen
Roll of twine and decorative clothespins from birthday party decorations 


+ What you’ll need:
1 Sheet of Magnetic Chalkboard
Cork Board(s)
Glue Gun
1 Sheet Medium Grade Sand Paper
Paintbrushes (optional)
Drop Cloth (optional)


Step 1
Determine the size you want your memo board to be and using a hot glue gun, staple gun, or nails: Anchor 4 or 5 wood pallet boards onto two wood pieces.
+ Achieve the look! Leave spaces in between each wood plank ranging between 1cm to 3cm and stagger wood pallet planks slightly from each other

Step 2
Using medium grain sand paper, smooth out the wood planks as much as possible.
+ You can also follow using fine grain sand paper for an extra smooth surface!

Optional:  Stain your wood pellet by painting the front side of the memo board with your chosen wood stain. Allow to dry completely before turning over and painting the backside and edges.  Drying Time: 1-2 hours

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Step 3

Using a hot glue gun, glue magnetic chalkboard sheet, cork board, and mason jar onto board in desired locations 

Step 4

Customize by adding embellishments to match your occasion! 

I made two examples below. My anniversary gift to my husband and a graduation gift for family. 

+ Anniversary Memo Board:
Metal “J&K” Letters
Dried twigs and small rocks to place in glass jar
Painted wooden spools to hang necklaces
Decorative clothespins for pictures, notes, etc.
small rocks

+ Graduation Memo Board:
Stencils to make letters
Small Rocks
decorative clothespins 
Set of paper flowers embellishments 
Metal Words “Dream” and “Believe”

Step 5
Using twine or frame hanging wire, tie or attach to back of memo board to hang on a wall

DIY Wood Pallet Memo Board Step 1-2DIY Wood Pallet Memo Board Step 3-4DIY Wood Pallet Memo Board Anniversary Graduation

I had so much fun with this project and I was able to get rid of some material from older projects around the house!
What occasion did you make the DIY Wood Pallet Memo Board for?  I would love to hear from you!

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Wife, Stay at Home Mom of two boys, and blogger. Friends and family call me Kaye but my personal favorite is "Mom." I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to be at home with my two baby boys. As an engineer by career, and stay-at-home mom by choice, I write about how to “Invent. Innovate. Design. Mommyhood” and what that entails.

  • Teresa Britton

    This is a great project. I love how you’ve customized these for the person and occasion.

    • Katriza

      thanks! May was definitely the month for saving money and getting crafty! I just love how you can use this for any occasion! Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog 🙂

  • Lauren Mays

    Great idea! This is a very cool project and it’s useful, too 🙂

    • Katriza

      Absolutely! I actually use the one I made for my husband on our anniversary to hang my long necklaces off of in our bathroom 🙂 We leave little messages to each other so the other can see it when they’re getting ready! Thanks for visiting Lauren!

  • Brenda C

    So crafty! I would love to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

    • Katriza

      Aww thank you! Let me know if you give it a try! I would love to post some reader’s pictures!

  • Lori @Savedbythemommy

    These are so cool!! I want to make one like TODAY! lol I will definitely try to make this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Katriza

      I love the one I made for my husband, probably used it more than him! lol!

  • Zakiyah

    This is a great idea! I wish I would have read this before tossing all of my wood scraps prior to moving a couple of weeks ago.

    • Katriza

      Aww that’s too bad! At least you can try it next time and if you do, please let me know, I would love to see some pictures! Thanks for visiting!

  • Claudia Blanton

    so I am not the only one who can get completely lost in crafts stores for hours? Lol, your project looks beautiful, so it was worth the time you spent. Wish I had the time for some crafts right now! Blessings!

    • Katriza

      I know it’s hard to find time sometimes especially if you have kids. My version of “mommy-time” is doing things like this! If I didn’t have to be somewhere, I’d probably have spent even LONGER there! There’s just SO much stuff to look at!

  • Joce

    What a great idea! I’m a huge fan of up-cycling and these look fantastic!

    • Katriza

      Hi Joce! Thanks for coming by and checking out this post! Ever since we bought our home, we’ve been having some little projects each year so it’s really great to see that I can re-use so much stuff around my house that otherwise would go to the trash!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog

    What a clever idea Katriza. These are so versatile and can be changed out on a whim. I love the rustic goodness of the pallet and the simple yet whimsical touches you have added. Thanks for providing us with lots of sweet inspiration.

  • Kell @ All Mum Said

    What a great idea!! This is a fun project that the kids could help with as well.
    Everyone can add their own personal touches to make it their own special piece. Thanks for sharing!

    Stopping by from #MummyMondays – thanks for linking up!

  • maria cristina

    thx information

  • Julie Wood

    This Memo Board is so pretty and I want to make it! It is fun to make new crafts and display them in my house. Thanks for sharing this idea!

  • Rosie

    oh wow, it bring back memories, when we had our first place, we had crates and telephone spool for a table and used crates for cool things. I would love to do this – it came out great!

  • Jessi

    These are absolutely adorable. My sister did something similar. For our parents for Christmas. She is the crafty one, not me lol

  • Janel

    What a very creative way to reuse old pallets. It’s always easy to find pallets free too!

  • Theresa

    This looks like a really cool project! The step by step instructions look simple to follow.

  • Angela Tolsma

    This is so cute! I’ve never been one to do anything with wood. But it’d make a good base for photo flatlays! That’s seriously all I could think about!

  • Kecia

    Oh, this is really beautiful! My sister is having a rustic wedding in April. I may make a pallet board like this for her reception area.

  • Ron

    So creative. I’m definitely trying this. My kids will love this project especially my teenager for all her pictures of her friends.

  • Ana De- Jesus

    The graduation memo board is such a lovely idea but a memo board in general is ideal. I like things to be personalized x

  • Teresa

    You make it look so easy to create this wood pallet memory board. I keep seeing this all over the place for sale and they are super expensive.

  • Heather McMechan

    This a great project and gift idea that’s really inexpensive and seems fun to do,

  • Heather

    That is such a cute idea! Those could be used for so many occasions! They would make a great wedding gift or baby shower present too!

    • Mommy Engineering

      Absolutely! Some else had mentioned that too! Sounds great! thanks for sharing that tip!

  • Ali Gilbert

    You make it look so easy! I love the graduation one the best. Very cute idea!

    • Mommy Engineering

      Thank you!

  • Adrienne Carter

    I LOVE this! Such a good way to repurpose a pallet! Love the different gift ideas!

    • Mommy Engineering

      Thanks for visiting!

  • Debra

    This would be a great craft to get a bunch of ladies together and do together! Those are my favorite kinds of crafts.

    • Mommy Engineering

      I’m so glad to hear that, I hope you give it a try, I know you will love it!

  • Heather L.

    You are speaking my language. I love making various projects with pallets. These memo boards are great!

    • Mommy Engineering

      Thank you! So glad you loved it! Thanks for visiting!

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I love making things from old pallets, and this is great! I need to do this for my teenage daughters room.

    • Mommy Engineering

      This would be perfect for a teenager’s room! Such a cute way to pin pictures to!

  • Rachel

    I’ve never seen this before. Such a fun and cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

    • Mommy Engineering

      Thanks! I hope you give it a try! I’m sure you will love how it turns out!

  • Robin Rue

    This is such a great project! I would love to have one of these to stick my memos to.

    • Mommy Engineering

      I’m sure this would be so very useful for you!

  • Toughcookiemommy

    I need a memo board like this one that I can decorate anyway that I want. I would probably pin a lot of photos and greeting cards that I get during the holidays on it.

    • Mommy Engineering

      I love how customizeable this is! You will love how it turns out!

  • Keren Charles

    This memo board is such a great DIY. My little cousin will be a freshman in college this year, so this will be a great gift for her to put in her dorm room. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mommy Engineering

      That’s exactly who I made mine for! An incoming college freshman! She loved it!

  • Sona Sethi

    Such a great memo board. Personable and very easy to do. My sis is graduating this year and I would love to try this for her graduation. 🙂

    • Mommy Engineering

      That’s great! Did you ever get started on this? Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! I Hope the grad. gift was wonderful!

  • Sona Sethi

    Wow such a great DIY. My sis is graduating this year and I can definitely try this on for her graduation.

    • Mommy Engineering

      That’s awesome! Thanks so much for giving it a try!

  • Jeanine

    Love this. Lately I’ve really been into more DIY. And I think this would be just awesome to do. I love wood, so of course a wood pallet memo board would be a great option!

    • Mommy Engineering

      This would be such a great project for you!

  • CourtneyLynne

    Omg how cool is this board!!!!! And it looks easy enough to make too. I might just have to make one

    • Mommy Engineering

      That’s great! I hope you like it! <3 Thanks for visiting!

  • Tabitha Shakespeare

    This is such a cute project! I love how much stuff you can make out of pallets!

    • Mommy Engineering

      I love saving all the pallets we used in our yard for these! They are awesome for crafting! <3 Thanks for visiting!

  • Irina

    What a brilliant idea dear. I would use this as a to do list for my kids. It would help all of us stay organized and on track. Thanks for sharing this

    • Mommy Engineering

      That’s wonderful! I’m so glad you like it and can totally find a use of it for however you need in your home! Thanks for visiting!

  • Bianca K. Vaccarini

    This would be great for weddings.

    • Mommy Engineering

      Absolutely! I think it would make such a cute wedding gift!

  • Elina María Castro

    Outstanding. Useful, informative. I’m a believer.

    • Mommy Engineering

      Thank you!

  • Ileana Druetta

    This memo board turned out fantastic! I’m now looking for a wood pallet to do one for my office 🙂


    • Mommy Engineering

      That’s great! So glad to hear that! let me know how it turns out!

  • Summer @ Coffee With Summer

    This is so, so cute! Love this DIY! Adding it to my list!

    • Mommy Engineering

      Thank you, so glad you liked it! <3

  • Rosie

    This is really nice, and wow, could I use this. I’m always using stickies, but then they get lost. This is perfect!

  • Lauryn Rescoe

    Oh this is such a great idea, wood is so beautiful! I love simple, yet pretty DIY like this! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

  • Tamra Phelps

    This definitely seems like something I could do. I like this idea.

  • Melissa S

    I love this. I have a big pile of pallets to tear up and use. This is a great way to use some of the wood. Thank you for sharing the instructions!