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!
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:
- 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
- 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!
With an exacto knife, trace the letters out so you have your very own homemade stencil! Set these aside.
Sand the piece of wood nice and smooth.
Like my epic sanding action shots? lol :)
On one end of the board, position the picture hanger roughly centered and hammer into place.
Now for stenciling:
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.
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.
Make a line and cut it to size.
That is it! Seriously it is that cheap and easy!
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.