My girlfriends and I had a craft night last weekend and made small pallet signs.
Here’s the gist of how I made the signs (I had to make 3 in half an hour, so no pictures):
- Cut the wood off of the pallet using a reciprocating saw
- Line up the wood you want to use as the front of the sign face down, then place two pieces of wood perpendicular as the back supports
- Screw or nail in the supports
- Using a circular saw, trim the edges of the signs so they are straight
- Sand down the sign
- Add picture hanging hardware to the back
I’ve made pallet signs before, so if you’d like more detailed steps on how I constructed the actual sign, check out this post.
The only difference was my nail gun wasn’t working, so I screwed in the back supports instead of nailing them in.
Carrie found an adorable “Love” sign on Pinterest that we decided to do our own take on. We painted the signs using mint and metallic gold paint. The gold paint didn’t show up well on the pallet, so we covered the whole sign in stain to help the paint pop.
Here’s what we came up with:
Amy’s sign (she wrote “my heart” in Gaelic):
And my sign:
They are so stinkin’ cute! I’m not sure where I’ll put mine yet — I was thinking in our bedroom, but it isn’t that big so I don’t know if it will look right on any of our walls. I’m also toying with adding it to a gallery wall I’ve been working on for months. I suck at putting gallery walls together and never seem to get them quite right. Plus, I always seem to hang the same photos over and over. So I want to rework the gallery with art in it, so this might fit in nicely.
Since I know I want to hang it up, I added picture wire to the back. I also added soft gel pads so it doesn’t muff up my walls.
Another successful craft night! Do you ever craft with friends? What sorts of things do you make? We are always looking for fun ideas.