I made a pallet half-moon cradle from pictures I found on 1001pallets. It has an MDF frame and soft lighting inside. I carved star shapes on the outside, too! The cradle sits on a sturdy wooden pedestal base.
Skip the ugly store-bought cradles and build an heirloom pallet half-moon cradle!
At the time I could not download plans, so I made my own by looking at the picture. First, I cut the shape out from MDF sheets. I dismantled several pallets and cut the boards into 18" lengths. Then I installed the boards on the outside of the half-moon shapes. I didn't have enough pallet wood, so I used leftover 1x4"s from another project. Then I applied a whitewashed painting technique using a gray paint. I used a changing table pad bought at a local store for inside bedding. Wire lighted added. Don't forget the DIY Bluejeans Bibs!