Rustic Pallet Wood Arrow Diy

I love creating things out of pallet wood. Pallets are the perfect blend of free and rustic. And with that in mind, I bring you my oversized (40 inch long) pallet wood arrow.
Start by drawing an arrow on newspaper or any other large piece of paper. Cut out the arrow and transfer to a piece of plywood.
Cut out the arrow with a jigsaw.
Cover up the arrow that you just cut out with pieces of pallet wood.
Use your plywood backing to mark exactly where the cuts should be on the pallet wood. and make the cuts.
Nail the pallet wood to the plywood backing and paint in the color of your choice.
The edging around the arrow is actually a plastic lattice, spray painted and coated with cinnamon to give that nice "rusty" finish. This was nailed into place with finishing nails.
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And if you want one more pallet wood arrow, this one with an OPEN sign, make sure you check this one out.

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Sandra
    on May 6, 2016

    Where do you get the pallets??

    • Sandra Ross Warren
      on Jan 5, 2020

      Anywhere that purchases bulk and or heavy items. Lowes, Home Depot, box stores, agways, feed stores and Most factories. Many factories (like one I worked for) pile unneeded, cracked or broken ones by the curb and they are gone darn near instantaneously. Usually if you ask at any of these places they gladly will give you ones they can't reuse.

  • Nanacy bostic
    on Aug 13, 2016

    Coating a painted surface with cinnamon

  • Nanacy bostic
    on Aug 13, 2016

    Is there a technique, process or best way to use cinnamon in finishing?

    • ScavengerChic
      on Aug 14, 2016

      For the fake rust look simply spray your piece with spray paint and while it's still wet sprinkle on your rust (cinammon). It smells so good and if you need more rust repeat the process.

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  • Lisa House
    on Jun 13, 2016

    Nicely done

  • Joanie
    on Mar 26, 2018

    I love it!! The pallets are becomin' the new practical, rustic wood!! I'd like this arrow in my home!!!!

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