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Where the Wild Things Are Pallet Sign

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I have the best news in the world! One of my close friends is having triplets! YES TRIPLETS! Talk about instant family and I am so excited for her. So when she asked me to help her make a pallet sign for the nursery how could I refuse? The theme for the nursery is Where the Wild Things Are.
Time: 60 Minutes Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Pallet Boards (Learn how to dismantle a pallet here)
Paint (2 colors)
Paint Brushes (large and detail brushes for lettering)
Monster Stencil (Made from my Silhouette Cameo).
Learn how to dismantle a pallet here http://weekendcraft.com/journal/2013/11/14/disassembling-a-pallet
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Cut four pieces of the pallet to equal lengths. I made this sign roughly 14 x 18.
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Cut two more pieces of the pallet to secure the back of the sign the backing should overlap all four pieces. Using a nail gun choose nails that are about 3/4 the thickness of the sign and the backing. Nail each at varying angles this will help keep the board secure. If you nail all in straight it would be easy to pull to backing from the sign.
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We chose to only use two colors for this sign white for the background and lettering and grey for the monster. For more of a matte look we painted the sign using Americana Decor Chalk paint. One coat should be enough to cover the board and will dry rather quickly since the wood is so porous.
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Read the full post here on how to make the stencil.
http://weekendcraft.com/journal/where-the-wild-thing-are-pallet-sign
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Draw a guide with pencil first then carefully painted with a small detail brush.
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For the full tutorial and step by step pictures make sure to visit Weekend Craft.
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Got a question about this project?

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY

    Oh how I love Where the Wild Things Are :) Such a cute idea.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY

    Adorable!

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