I have mentioned a stack of Pallets that The Hubs and I acquired about a year ago. They have been super useful for so many projects; our patio furniture, a book shelf and now these great decorating signs. We are getting ready for a fun family reunion and part of the weekend is a silent auction to raise money for a scholarship fund, so I decided to donate these to the auction.
I see these kinds of signs all over at places like World Market and Pottery Barn, and unfortunately they are not cheap. So this is a great way to get a custom piece for a fraction of the price. Free pallets are all over for the taking, check Craigslist (if you use Craigslist, please be safe when picking anything up or meeting anyone! I can’t stress this enough).
I found several of the scrap pieces that were left over from our previous projects, gave them all a good sanding and used stencils from Hobby Lobby to paint them.
The first one is a simple Welcome Sign. This looks great hanging in an entrance or simply leaning up against a wall near your front door (change up the decorations around the sign depending on the season). Yes I realize there is no A at the end of Welcome, I just needed a place holder to get the spacing right.
For the next sign I wanted to create a simple arrow, but while we were looking for the letter stencils at Hobby Lobby I found this great peacock feather stencil and I couldn’t resist. The body of the arrow I did by hand. I added large self leveling picture hangers to the back of each sign. for the Arrow Sign I added hangers on two sides so that it could be hung in different directions.
For the last sign I put three pallet boards together with two slats on the back. I attached the slates with wood glue and nails and used clamps to hold the whole thing together over night, for the wood glue to dry completely.