Pallets are my favourite materials for up cycling into art, furniture, ... BUT makes for heavy wall art so I decided to create my own light weight "pallet" wall hanging with nothing but a blank canvas, some paint and my imagination, of course. Furthermore my nautical glass bobbles artwork will never shatter.
A mere canvas is just $1.00-$3.00 depending on the size, and a box of acrylic paints is approximately the same price, (dollar store) so feel free to splurge and practise this technique. Be patient, and have fun!