DIY Summer Pallet Sign

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I found this super cute Summer pallet sign on an awesome blog called!  She has so many cute craft and project ideas!  I love reading her blog!  Anyway, I’m gonna pass along her cute ideas here.  I hope you enjoy her little summer project just as much as I did!

Step 1…

Start by cutting wood pieces off of a pallet with a circular saw. Attach the pieces, each about 10-12 inches long, to a scrap piece of wood using a drill and one-inch screws.

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Step 2…

Use 60-grit sandpaper to smooth out the pallet boards a little bit.  It will take a pretty coarse grit paper to smooth out the rough pallet wood.

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Step 3…

Pallet wood tends to soak up a ton of paint, so start with a quick coat of ASCP. She used Dove Grey.  It acts as a nice barrier so the pallet won’t soak up so much paint.

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Step 4…

Sand it again, just a little bit, until the wood grain shows through to give the boards a distressed look.

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Step 5…

Use a vinyl cutter, like a Cricut or Silhouette to make a stencil to use while painting the letters.  Apply only the negative to the board.

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Step 6…

Use a variety of colors to paint the letters.  Acrylic paint is easiest to use.  Peel the vinyl off before the paint is completely dry.  This helps to keep the paint from pulling off with the vinyl.

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Step 7…

Sand a bit more, this time by hand.  This will give the words a weathered, beachy feel.

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Step 8…

Apply a coat of stain to the whole thing, working it in and wiping it off quickly as you go. You can see the difference in the unstained part versus the stained part. This will give it a bit more depth and authenticity as far as aging goes.

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Step 9…

ENJOY your cute new sign!

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I want to say thank you again to for the super cute summer project idea!  Please feel free to comment or message me with any questions!  I’m always happy to hear from you!  Thank you all for reading!


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