Ok, I will admit I am obsessed with Pallet Wood! What’s not to love? It’s rustic, versatile, easy to find and FREE! I love the rustic feel of this DIY pallet wood sign! It gives the look of reclaimed wood without the expense. If you’re looking for a reclaimed barn wood look this sign is perfect!
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Pallet Wood Sign Supplies:
- Unfinished Wood Picture Frames
- Pallet Wood
- Craft Paint (Colors of your choosing!)
- Artist Paint Brush
Pallet Wood Sign Instructions:
Step 1) Begin by cutting 3-6 pallet boards the same length. This length depends on the size of your project. I cut 4 boards 24″ long.
Step 2) Cut 2 more pallet boards long enough to fit across your first boards.
Step 3) Screw these into the back of the pallet wood to hold them together making sure you put a screw in each board. I cut these 2 boards 17″ long.
Step 4) Paint the frames for each picture. I scored these 3 little wooden frames at Michael’s Craft Store on clearance in the fall for .33 cents a piece. I had no ideas at the time what I would use them for but I knew they were cute, unfinished wooden frames and they wouldn’t last long in my shop! They were perfect for this pallet wood sign!
I painted them with Americana Calypso Blue acrylic craft paint.
DIVA TIP: Can’t find this unfinished frame? Use any small frames for this project. Or make your own with popsicle sticks. The idea here is to make it your own!
Step 5) Next, I took the Calypso Blue and White Acrylic Paint and started painting, think grade school writing. Now I am a “fly by the seat of my pants” painter so I just started painting but you could definitely grab a pencil at this stage of the game and sketch it out. Or you could use stencils.
I personally don’t think it needs to be perfect but seriously…to each his own. I just want to inspire you. You will notice that I ended up adding a little white to my blue heart and my photo frames. I thought this added an extra layers of depth.
Step 6) Voila…all that is left is to add photos. I am using photos of my 3 babies. I know, I know…the twins are almost 14 and my oldest is 16 but they will always be my babies.
I am so in love with this project. I call it my “Fairy Tale” art. Remember when you were in school and would doodle X+Y=♥ in your notebooks? Well…that is what this signifies for me. I met my soulmate, fell in love, and had 3 beautiful babies…The End!
I hope this Homemade Pallet Wood Sign tutorial was helpful for you! Each and everyone of you inspire me and I LOVE to see the work that you’ve created. Feel free to share with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. And as always, be sure to follow Diva Of DIY on Pinterest and sign up for our FREE Newsletter to receive the latest projects delivered straight to your inbox!
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