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Outside Decor: DIY Pallet Wood Sign

As much as I love living in Florida, it sure is hot during the summer months! Much of my time during the day is spent indoors because of the heat unless we head to the beach {WIMPY WIMPY WIMPY}. But our summer nights are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. As soon as the sun starts to set the whole neighborhood comes to life. You can hear the children laughing, music playing and an occasional lawn mower buzzing in the background. We have family that lives on both sides of us so it’s always been a standing rule that we meet in the middle—which is our back yard! Our favorite pastime is having bonfires which is my inspiration for the sign I’m sharing with you today.
I made this sign for my husband for Father’s Day. I knew I wanted to do something different for him this year and of course I went straight to Pinterest. As soon as I saw this quote I knew it was perfect. For your viewing pleasure (and to give credit where credit is due), here is the original pin: Welcome to our Firepit
I started off by creating my sign from three pallet boards I had in my stash. I cut them all the same length and then attached two strips across the back of them with screws to hold them together. I then sanded the sign and painted it black. Next, I created my design in Silhouette Studio to cut in vinyl and then sized it to fit my sign.
As you can see it is much larger than my cutting mat so I used the knife tool and cut it into three sections. Most of my design was cut out of white permanent vinyl. I separated the other images to cut in the appropriate colors. Once I had each section cut and weeded, I used transfer tape to apply them to my sign.
Since I was hanging my sign outdoors I sprayed it with polyurethane sealant to help protect it from the elements. Needless to say, it was a big hit with my bunch! (And I think my husband liked it too, LOL) Signs are such an easy way to add to your party decor. For more details and photos, please visit my blog.

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Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 14, 2014

    I love this sign! :)

    • Glenna Anderson
      Glenna Anderson Milton, FL
      on Jul 15, 2014

      @Hannah V Thanks Hannah! I get tickled every time I step outside and see it.

  • Brittany Russell
    Brittany Russell Ellensburg, WA
    on Jul 21, 2014

    How did you make this sign? Like did you print something out and spray paint the letters? What is the process. I am always wanting to make things like this but i dont know how. Glenna if you could email me I would love that Russellb@cwu.edu I have a few questions for you

    • Lacy
      Lacy Parker, CO
      on May 10, 2017

      One approach is to buy stickers in a font you like. Put them o the item you want the word on. then paint the entire board one color or stain it. Finally, remove the stickers. Just be careful to dab around letters instead of brush the coloring on. Less likely to have color bleed through your edges. : )

  • Mmparrack19
    Mmparrack19 Allen, TX
    on Oct 12, 2014

    This is wonderful! Can you tell me what fonts you used and the total size of the sign. You can email me at mmparrack19@yahoo.com

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX
    on Oct 13, 2014

    @Glenna Anderson that is just too cute! Great Job <3 it! :D

  • Meena M
    Meena M Columbus, OH
    on Oct 13, 2014

    Very cute

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