DIY faux pallet wooden sign


Happy Friday Everyone! Weekend here I come!


What if I told you, that you could make this wooden sign for 10$ or less…

Would you believe me? Maybe not.

Well you can! and let me show you how!

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I’m calling it “FAUX pallet,” you might be wandering why? Well…

You see all of those signs on the internet you can make that use a pallet board. I am here to tell you that pallet boards are VERY hard to dismantle! Here is an easier version and for under 10$!

Okay, you ready to learn how?


What you need:

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  • A 1x4x6 piece of wood mine was roughly <– (No pun intended!) two dollars
  • Sandpaper (I used 120)
  • Large picture hangers (two dollars + Hobby Lobby Coupon)
  • White paint (you don’t need the large bottle, just the 77 cent Anita’s
  • Sponge
  • These Stencils: Letters stencils 

Print out the letters you need. I choose to do “GIVE THANKS” but you can do “WELCOME” your last name, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” You name it!

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With an exacto knife, trace the letters out so you have your very own homemade stencil! Set these aside.

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Sand the piece of wood nice and smooth.

Like my epic sanding action shots? lol :)

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 On one end of the board, position the picture hanger roughly centered and hammer into place.

Now for stenciling:

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Tape the stencil in place, hold parts of it down with your fingers, fill your sponge with paint and start sponging!

Don’t go crazy fast though! If you mess up, a wet Q-tip will be your favorite friend.

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Position each letter about 1/2 inch away from each other.

For new words, you probably want about a 2 1/2 – 3 inch spacing.

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Make a line and cut it to size.

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That is it! Seriously it is that cheap and easy!

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Hang it or place it on the ground!


I would love to see your signs, take a pic and share it on Twitter: @DIYCaroline or on Facebook: Sweet16inStitches.

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DIY Cupcake Toppers

Happy  Veteran’s Day! Hope everyone is doing great…and thanks for your service for our country!!!


So I bought some Cupcakes today and I was like: “Hmmmm… I think these need a little more color”…so I whipped up this sweet little tutorial and pattern so you can personalize your own cupcakes too!

Super Super easy….

all you need is:

  • Toothpicks

  • Glue-stick

  • Scissors

Print and cut out the star pattern.

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Lay or trace this pattern onto your fancy scrapbook paper and cut out two pieces for every cupcake topper.

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Spread glue all over one of the stars and lay the toothpick on the back of one of them, then place the other star over the toothpick, fancy side up.

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Let the glue dry completely and that’s it! Literally…you’re done.

Easy Peasy

Now my cupcakes are more colorful and ready to go.

Test out other paper patterns and colors and let me know how they worked out by Tweeting about it @DIYCaroline or post a pic on my Facebook page: Sweet16inStitches.


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52 Weeks of Happy {Week 50}

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You might be wandering why I haven’t written in a while. Well I blame it on Florida, though you can hardly call that blaming. This Fall we had the opportunity to take a family vacation to Florida and its Keys. SO AWESOME!

Had a great time and did and saw lots of things.

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The Works!

So thankful for my mom and dad, who took time off to give us the vacation of a lifetime!!!

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