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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