Have you seen the awesome selection of the rustic pallet signs at Walmart? I don’t always buy craft supplies at Walmart and I was there to buy something else but was immediately drawn to all of the rustic boards. My mind started whirling with all these possibilities of wood sign projects. And wouldn’t you know, right next to that display was a large selection of stencils with quotes and sayings ready to make. I was inspired to try my first stenciled mini pallet sign.
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I don’t know about you but I just love rustic wooden signs with inspirational or encouraging sayings. However, the high price tag on some of the ones I have seen in gift shops just aren’t worth it for my DIY heart. But right there in the Walmart craft department I was able to purchase a pack of 26 popular sayings and quotes for only $9.99. The cost of the rustic wood pallets ranged from $5.94 to $9.99 depending on the size. I consider this find a win-win and expect it to keep me busy with small projects for some time.
Easy DIY Stenciled Mini Pallet Sign
For this project I used:
- 10″ wood pallet sign
- Acrylic paints in light blue, light grey, and medium grey
- Craft Brushes
- Water to thin out the paint
- Newspapers or paper towels
- Painters Tape
I wanted the acrylic paint for the background of the quote to look dated and faded so I thinned it down with just a few drops of water. Then I removed the excess paint from the end of the craft brush so I could apply the paint in a dry brush technique on the surface. I usually just brush the excess paint off on a piece of newspaper.
This helps to give it a faded and dated look when you apply the paint. My choice of colors were inspired by the decor in an upcoming room renovation reveal in my home. I also decided to only paint the middle sections of wood in the pallet for a creative looking background.
Next, I taped the stencil in place with painters tape, and used a spouncer – a foam tipped brush – to apply the black acrylic paint over the words of the stencil.
Stenciled signs are very popular for farmhouse style decor.
This project took me less than an hour to complete and cost less than half of what a gift shop version of the same sign would have cost me. So very simple and easy not to mention fun. I’m sure I am going to find lots of other signs to make in the future.
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“All my days were written in your book and planned before a single one of them began” Psalm 139:16
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
Fun! I’ve seenit those in my Wal-Mart too but haven’t picked one up yet. #HomeMattersParty
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
Aren’t stencils amazing? Your mini pallet sign turned out really cute. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂
Life With Lorelai
I’ve seen those little wooden pallets at Walmart, this is such a great use for them. I love how you painted the background before doing the stencil. #HomeMattersParty
Amber Harrop says
Such an adorable sign Donna I love it !!
Thanks Amber. I have another one to share this week.
Grandmas House DIY says
Thanks so much for sharing with us at the To grandma’s house we go link party! I’ll be featuring this tomorrow morning when the new party starts!
Thanks Tarah, that is awesome to hear. I will be back this week too. Love your Linkup and website.
Hi Donna – I’ve seen these small wood pallets, too, but didn’t know what to do with them, and you’ve inspired me to give this a try. Thanks for sharing this idea and for visiting me at Vintage Mama’s Cottage. Looking forward to seeing what you share with us this week at the #HomeMattersParty! Nina
Thanks Nina. If you make one please share it.
Your colour choices are perfect .This looks really easy and turned out much nicer than the purchased kind.
That is so sweet Leanna. Thanks for stopping by.
Cathy S. says
I’ve been wanting to do something on pallets to decorate my kitchen. Thanks for letting me know how easy it is!
Sandra L Garth says
Great prices and great finished product. My girls would love something like this and it would be a great Christmas gift for them. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.
Thanks Sandra. And thank you for hosting such a great linkup!
Carol ("Mimi") says
Great project! I like the worn, faded effect that you got with the paint. The stenciling turned out great, too. Nice job!
Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi
Kelly Kimmell says
I love this idea. It turned out so cute. I’m stopping by from the Party in Your Pj’s, I’m #74. Glad to have found your blog. Can’t wait to see more.
Thanks Kelly. I will return to the party and check out your post as well.
This is so cute! 🙂
I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Thanks Jess. I will do that this week.
Turned out great and easy too!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Thanks for visiting Cindy.