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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Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I hope your turkey day is “stuffed” with joy and thanks!

And for those who are waiting outside of stores for a big SALES event to launch…Have a good night! And stay warm!



Tomorrow I am starting a new weekly post called “52 weeks of Happy.

I realized recently, that a lot of us tend to only be thankful around the holidays, especially around Thanksgiving.

But thankfulness should be carried out throughout the year! Right?

To remind myself of this, I am starting “52 Weeks of Happy” A weekly post {Fridays} at which I will list a couple of things that I am grateful for, or that make me happy! It will be going on all year! {Idea adapted from here}


Guess what?

You can join too!

Post a comment below {or on any 52 weeks of Happy post} and tell me something you are grateful for! You can also post on my Facebook page, telling me something you are grateful for or that makes you happy!



Well, that’s all for now!

Enjoy your day!


Gobble, Gobble!

~Bright Eyes

Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe Ever!


This pumpkin bread is delicious, moist, and did I mention delicious?

It is really easy, and if you are looking for a quick thanksgiving recipe to cook, or just want to make some delicious pumpkin bread…this recipe is for you! And by the way… it is super easy:      :)


Makes 2 loaves

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees


3 1/3 cups of flour

3 cups sugar

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1tsp. nutmeg

_____________________________________Sift all of those dry ingredients together.


1 cup oil

4 eggs

2/3 cup water

2 cups of canned packed pumpkin

_____________________________________Add all of these wet ingredients into the dry ingredients one at a time, and mix until well combined.


Now this is an important step! Grease AND flour two bread pans. 

REMINDER: If you do not do this step, your delicious bread will stick to your pans horridly!

Pour your batter into both pans, making sure to evenly distribute it.

Bake in your heated oven for 1 hour to 1hour and 15 minutes.


When the timer goes off, insert a toothpick into the center of each loaf.  When it comes out clean, it is ready!

Remove from pan and let it sit on a wire rack until cool.


This bread freezes beautifully!

 It really is! Pin it, it's yummy!



~Bright Eyes

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