Pallet Sign – DIY in Less than 1 Hour

Hi guys!  I am back today to share another pallet project with you!  I just finished making a super simple pallet sign.  It was crazy easy to make, totally free using supplies we already had and we were done in an hour!!!  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.

letter sign with old wood as a backdrop

We were inspired to make one after a similar letter sign we created using old wood from our house for our youngest’s room.

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

How to Make a DIY Pallet Sign

1) Pry the boards from the pallet

Take care when prying the individuals boards from the pallet.  Pallets are built to not come apart so the boards are fastened well to the supports.  The first time we did this we tried to pry the boards from both sides and middle support.  We ended up splitting many of the boards this way.  It’s way easier to use a circular saw to cut each side.  Then you only have to pry the boards from the middle support.  You lose two inches from the board length but save a ton of time, effort, and usable pallet boards :).

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

Next we pry the boards from the middle support using a crow bar and a hammer.  Go slow and take care to avoid splitting the boards. DIY - Pallet Sign - check out how I made this super easy Pallet sign in one hour!

Turn the pallet over and do the same thing to the other side.

DIY - Pallet Sign - check out how I made this super easy Pallet sign in one hour!
As you pry the boards up you’ll need to remove the nails.  Just back the nails out by hammering them from the back of the board and then pull them out with a claw hammer.

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!

2) Cut the boards to size

For our sign we cut 4 boards to 3 feet long and 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 in one hour!

3) Secure the boards together

We cut 3 pieces of thin scrap wood and fastened them to the back of the pallet boards using a pin nailer.

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

4) Glue the letters on

Unfortunately we didn’t have a “Y” for Ryan’s name so we had to improvise.  We cut a “Y” using the pallet wood that had been painted red.  I love the contrast of red it gives to the name.

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!

5) Hang the 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 letter sign turned out!!!

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

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

Thanks so much for checking out my DIY Pallet Sign. Keep scrolling down to check out more pallet ideas from my friends!!!

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I created this pallet sign with 1/2 a pallet, some extra letters and it took me less than 1 hour!

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  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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