Make A Puppet Theater From a Pallet

I have had two pallets sitting on the side of my house for two months.  I have one project in mind, but this one popped in my head this weekend, and I decided to jump in and just do it.  I was staring at the pallets leaning up against the house, and thought hmmm…what if I popped a couple of boards out so you could see through them, like a window.  Then I thought about how that window would be the perfect size for Kate to look through, and it hit me like a ton of bricks!  She has always wanted to have a puppet theater, so I grabbed the pallet and got to work so I could surprise her when she got home from school.  Here is how I did it…
The first thing I did was pop off the second and third boards down, creating a little window.
Next, I painted the rest of the pallet a beachy blue…which I have been in love with lately.
1.  I had these cute curtains left from my kitchen years ago.  So, I strung them on a rod, screwed a hook in each side below the window, and popped the curtain rod on them.
2.  I painted a board that I had in my garage with chalkboard paint and nailed it to the top slat so Kate could write her show times and whatever she likes.
3.  I took a large shelf that used to be in my craft room and screwed it onto the top, creating a canopy…I think it just really makes it look like a real theater.
4.  I added a tip bucket to the one side for fun, then decided it didn’t look balanced and added a potted geranium to the other side.
This was so much fun to make, and she adores it!  I plopped it down right in the middle of my garden…it fits in perfectly!
I love it…absolutely one of my favorite projects…EVER!

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  1. says

    How stinken cute is this. I can’t believe you don’t have a hundred comments on this. LOVE IT! winks, jen

  2. says

    I love it! My grandsons would love this too! I need to send the link to my daughter! You did a great job!! I know you’re going to see lots of plays :)

  3. Brittany says

    How do you keep it from tipping over???

  4. says

    Ohhh I love it! I am featuring it on facebook and pinterest.. :)
    Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. Have a nice day

  5. says

    What a great idea! I love all the uses for pallets I’m finding.

  6. says

    Ohhh my goodness, I LOVE this!!! My boys would love it too! Great job :)
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  7. says

    That turned out so well! What a fun thing for your daughter to have.

  8. says

    Hey Jessica! WOW – this is so cool, what a great idea! Your daughter must just love it! Very ingenious of you to dress it all up like you did! Heather :)

  9. says

    Oh my goodness what an AWESOME idea!!!! I absolutely love this, so creative and so fun! I work at a preschool and I know our kids would love this too!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  10. says

    Jessica, I can totally see why this is one of your favorite projects … it’s absolutely adorable! And I love that it encourages imaginative play … perfect!

  11. says

    What a great summertime fun project. Just think of all the plays planned for summer nights:) Still enjoying following you.

  12. says

    LOVE LOVE this and so would any little one! You did a fabulous job and it will provide so much fun giving shows and watching them too :)

  13. says

    Thanks for stopping by The 2 Seasons. It’s great knowing there’s another Lexinton blogger out there I know of five of us now.

  14. says

    This is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy too cool for school. Love it. How much fun!

  15. says

    That is simply sweet as can be! I love this project and I can see why you do, too!
    Thanks for coming by to link up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  16. says

    that is so adorable! What a great reuse of the pallet.

  17. says

    This is such a cute and clever idea! Kids would have hours of fun with this! Thanks for coming to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  18. says

    Oh. my. gosh. Get out of here; that’s a pallet?! I’m so pinning this; my son would LOVE it and my hubby’s work always has a ton of pallets he could bring home. Thanks so much for entering One Crafty Contest; good luck!!

  19. says

    This is fabulous!! Feel free to make one for me!! I’ll play in it all the time!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
    Don’t forget to put my button on your blog :)

  20. says

    That is very cute and a wonderful idea! =D I plan to make one for my little boy when he’s a bit older!

  21. says

    This is the cutest puppet theater I’ve ever seen. Love it.

  22. says

    I love this – so cute and simple! My favorite part is that you have it out in the garden! This is going to be one of my Show & Tell features – thanks for linking up!

  23. says

    How stinkin cute is that? My almost 6 year old would love something like that. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

  24. says

    I love this. I want to make it as well but I am a little bit confused. How does it stand and not fall over? Are there legs somewhere keeping it standing up? My daughter would LOVE THIS and I have a pallet I could make this for her too. Thanks for sharing!!

  25. says

    This is plain and simple the most awesome creation! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! this will be getting pinned for sure! thank you so much for joining our mission possible linky part! sending hugs…

  26. says

    Hey Jessica!! I’m so inspired by this project I’m featuring it on Tuesday. Sorry for the early notice but I’ll be on vacation this week and wanted to be sure to let you know. Thank you again for linking it up!!

  27. says

    This is adorable, but how did you stabilize it?


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