Easy Wooden Pallet Sign (DIY in Less than 1 Hour)

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! #palletprojects #palletsigns #palletcrafts #palletfurniture #palletart https://lehmanlane.net

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! 

How to Make an Easy DIY Pallet Sign

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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! #palletprojects #palletsigns #palletcrafts #palletfurniture #palletart https://lehmanlane.net

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.

letter sign with old wood as a backdrop

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)

DIY - Pallet Sign - check out how I made this super easy Pallet sign in one hour!

Once you are done this step you should have a pile of usable boards and a pile of scrap.

DIY - Pallet Sign - check out how I made this super easy Pallet sign in one hour!

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.

DIY - Pallet Sign - check out how I made this super easy Pallet sign for a name in one hour!

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.

DIY - Pallet Sign - check out how I made this super easy Pallet sign in one hour!

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

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!  #palletprojects #palletsigns #palletcrafts #palletfurniture #palletart https://lehmanlane.net

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.

DIY - Pallet Sign - check out how I made this super easy Pallet sign in one hour!

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.

DIY - Pallet Sign - check out how I made this super easy Pallet sign in one hour!

I absolutely love how his Pallet name sign turned out!

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!  #palletprojects #palletsigns #palletcrafts #palletfurniture #palletart https://lehmanlane.net
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!  #palletprojects #palletsigns #palletcrafts #palletfurniture #palletart https://lehmanlane.net

The contrast of the rustic wood with the Hale Navy paint, white & red letters is beautiful.

We made a pallet sign with a 1/2 a pallet and some letters

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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Comments

  1. I love this idea! thanks for sharing. I will attempt this for my grandsons names as either a birthday or holiday gift idea! Thank goodness their names are only 4 letters! lol thanks again:)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments about our son’s pallet sign Susie and good luck with making your grandkids names!

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