"Hello" Springtime Metal and Pallet Wood Sign

$15.00
Easy

Spring is the perfect time of the year to refresh your space, including your front door. My front door was in need of something new. So instead of a wreath, I decided on a pallet wood sign.
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I made my own pallet wood sign, but a store-bought sign or background would also work.
My sign measures about 27.5" long.
I love the look of wood and metal together, so I decided to stain my pallet wood sign. I used two light coats of Minwax Polyshades in Bombay Mahogany.
Once the stain was completely dry, I was ready to add these galvanized metal letters I found at Michaels and finally, to embellish the sign with a few faux flowers and butterflies.
Find my original blog post here:

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6 questions
  • Debbie Nance
    on Mar 16, 2016

    How much were the metal letters? I'd love to make one for our house and all 7 of our kids homes as well.

  • Hildegarde
    on Mar 16, 2016

    Hi, I think this idea is so simple and yet so fabulous, I might want to grab it and so something similar. My fear is that the sign bangs the door every time the door opens, doesn't it? Did you also nail the sign to the front door?

    • Sue
      on Dec 12, 2016

      You could use the sticky stuff that you hang posters with on the back of the sign to stick it to the door at the corners.

  • Deb Rowbottom
    on Mar 16, 2016

    Did you glue the metal side to the wood? And how did you get rid of the foam lines?

    • Jeani Miller Miner
      on Mar 16, 2016

      the foam is on the backside, filling in the dead space, that gave her a more solid surface to glue to the sign

    • Gwennie
      on Mar 16, 2016

      Can anyone tell me what is wrong with the above comment that it would be reported???

    • Janet Fales
      on Mar 16, 2016

      someone might of clicked a wrong button. The answer of course is correct about the foam and if one read closely they would of seen that!

    • Dee
      on Mar 16, 2016

      Very Unique and I love it. So refreshing to see something other than a wreath. What are the size of the letters? Did you put anything on the back to protect your door from chipping. I think I would have added some foam backing. Anyways LOVE IT

    • Emily @ Two Purple Couches
      on Mar 16, 2016

      Thank you, Dee! The letters are about 3.75" high and about 3" - 4" wide, depending on the individual letter. I put several strips of sticky-back felt on the back of the sign so it won't scratch up my door.

    • MK
      on Mar 17, 2016

      This is just unique and awesome idea for a front or back door.. good job!

  • Jan Shoemaker
    on Mar 16, 2016

    What kind of glue did you use in your hot glue gun? I know foam melts with hot glue. Thank You. I love it and want to do myself.

    • Emily @ Two Purple Couches
      on Mar 16, 2016

      Hi @Jan , I used regular hot glue; it did melt the foam just a bit, but I tried to work quickly. If the hot glue doesn't hold up well, I will re-attached the letters with another adhesive.

    • Jan Shoemaker
      on Mar 17, 2016

      Thanks, just love this idea.

  • Samona
    on Mar 16, 2016

    I'm currently getting ready to do my bedroom with my husband and I initials, but having a hard time with what I want to do with them. Any suggestions??

    • Emily @ Two Purple Couches
      on Mar 17, 2016

      @Samona I usually check Pinterest or Hometalk for inspiration; you could do anything from painting them to covering them with fabric. I also like to browse the aisles of craft stores to look for embellishments. Hope this helps :)

  • Jennifer Loman Hartmann
    on Mar 17, 2016

    About how much was everything

    • Emily @ Two Purple Couches
      on Mar 17, 2016

      I spent about $15 on the letters and butterflies; I already had the wood on hand to make the sign, and the flowers were left over from other projects.

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