I am back to share another awesome pallet project with you! I just finished making a super simple pallet sign to personalize our son’s bedroom wall.
Sharing all the tips & tricks to make your own pallet wood sign DIY including a step by step tutorial.
This pallet name sign was crazy easy to make, totally free using supplies we already had & we were done in an hour!
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How to Make an Easy DIY Pallet Sign
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We wanted to personalize our son’s room hanging his name in a unique way so we made a pallet sign to help make his letters pop.
We were inspired to make a pallet wood sign diy after creating a similar letter sign using old wood from our house for our youngest’s room.
Supplies & Tools Needed for a DIY Pallet Sign for a Name
Size of the Pallet Name Sign is 3 Feet Long by 14″ Tall by 1/2″ Deep
- Pallet Wood (you can read how to take apart your pallet here)
- A Saw to Cut the pallet wood boards to the length you Need
- Wood Letters to Spell out whatever you want on your sign.
- A Glue gun & glue
- A Finish Pin Nailer or Hammer & short nails
- An Orbital sander or Sand paper to sand the pallet wood
- A metal picture hanger to hang your pallet sign
Step by Step Instructions for How to Make a Wooden DIY Pallet Sign
Step ONE – Take Apart your Pallet Wood.
The first thing we did was take apart our pallet (sharing 6 easy steps for how to take apart a pallet here)
Once you are done this step you should have a pile of usable boards and a pile of scrap.
Step TWO – Cut the Pallet Boards to Size
For our sign we cut 4 boards to 3 feet long & sanded them down very lightly.
We sanded lightly to keep the rustic look to the boards but smooth them out a little bit so Ryan won’t get splinters if he runs his hand across it.
Step THREE – Secure the Pallet Boards Together
We cut 3 pieces of thin scrap wood & fastened them to the back of the pallet boards using a finish pin nailer.
Step FOUR – Glue the Letters on for Your Name
Unfortunately we didn’t have a “Y” for Ryan’s name so we had to improvise.
Using Pallet Wood to Create Lettering for your Name
We cut a “Y” using the pallet wood that had been painted red.
I love the contrast of red it gives to the name on his pallet sign.
Place the letters where you want them on the sign, mark 2 of the corners with a pencil, and glue them on.
We simply used a hot glue gun.
Step FIVE – How to Hang the Pallet Sign
We hung the Pallet letter sign in our son’s room after checking the level by screwing it to the wall.
I absolutely love how his Pallet name sign turned out!
The contrast of the rustic wood with the Hale Navy paint, white & red letters is beautiful.
If you have not seen how his built in bedroom remodel turned out, be sure to check it out HERE. You will not believe the transformation!
I hope this inspires you & answers all your questions about how to build your own pallet sign.
by Tara Lehman
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