We’ve shared a lot of pallet-based tutorials for furniture and other practical things but what about art and décor? Today I’d like to continue the pallet topic with art pieces and signs that you can easily make of pallets. Pallets are a great source to make any kind of sign – just imagine how much wood you can get from one pallet and then make a sign of a desired size. They can also serve as a canvas for some artworks. Let’s have a look at the details.
The first tutorial is a sign, for which you need to disassemble a pallet, then make a sign using pallet wood and attaching the wood with nails. Don’t finish the pallet sign, just stencil the letters you want onto the pallets.
The next sign is a motivating one, and here again you’ll need to strip the pallets and make a new sign yourself attaching the planks to the vertical beams. Then stencil your words with acrylic paints on the board and let dry.
Here’s a mini pallet sign. You need to cut and glue the boards to each other to make this little piece, all the dimensions are in the tutorial. Then paint the whole sign with some tropical color and add your stencil with letters.
To add a beachy fell to your space you can recreate this simple pallet art. Tie and knot the boards with rope, you may also add some horizontal planks for stability. Then just glue a big shell onto the boards and voila!
Another weathered pallet sign requires just one plank and some paint: stencil your text on it and voila! Here it’s ‘zum See’, which means ‘to the sea’ in German.
This embroidered sign will take some time and efforts but it’s worth it! Print out your words and then punch holes into the wood through the paper every half an inch, all around your wording. Punch every letter until you have the whole thing punched. Next you’ll have to really embroider the words with some bold yarn.
The next tutorial is dedicated to a stenciled sign. Here the wood was rather fragile, so the author had to pre-drill the holes to make a sign, use this tip if you have the same problem. Then sand the pallet and stencil your words.
For this craft you won’t have to strip a pallet, just use a pallet that suits you. stain or chalkboard it the way you like and then write or stencil your words on the planks of the pallet. So easy!
Pallet wood was stained differently for this décor project to achieve an eye-catchy effect. Then the author attached faux antlers and a frame to get a cozy rustic look.
One more summer-inspired pallet sign is here! It’s rather small, just cut the pallet wood and attach it to one plank to make stable, attach vertically and not horizontally as usual, this will give a pretty touch to the sign. Chalkpaint it, distress and then stencil your colorful letters.
This summer sign is made of a pre-made wooden pallet. It was completely covered with blue paint to remind of the sea and then some letters were added. It was hung using rope to again hint on the sea.
The last craft for today is an artwork with a stenciled image on it. The pallet was stained rather dark, and the image was done in white to contrast. Enjoy!