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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Great sign! Perfect for pallet wood!
Thank you so much Lindsay for stopping by to see my pallet sign!!!
I love this sign! Such a great tutorial as well. Your pallet sliding door is incredible!
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my pallet sign and for your sweet comments about my pallet door Michelle!
Very cute idea!
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my Pallet Sign Tammy!
SO easy and really ideal for any name. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my pallet sign Meegan!
This is so cute, Tara! I think the red “Y” is my favorite part of this project. Thanks so much for sharing! Take care, Cynthia
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my pallet sign Cynthia!!!
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:)
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!