Monday, September 30, 2013

~how to make a seed packet pallet wood sign~

Today I want to show you how to make a sign from old pallet wood. Of course,
you don't have to use pallet wood, any kind will do.

Start by deciding what size you want your sign to be. I just laid a few pieces together to get a width I liked.



Then I cut them all the same length.


Turn your piece so that the roughest side is facing you. This will
be the back. Cut random pieces of scrap wood and using a nail gun or screw gun, attach
them to the pallet wood. This will hold it all together.



When it is all attached together, you are ready to make your pattern.
Find a vintage seed packet image and print it out.
Take it to your local copy center and enlarge it. You can
use the oversize printer, which I usually do, or piece it together.
When I went to enlarge mine, the oversized printer was in use, so I pieced mine
together. Either way works.



Turn your pattern over and scribble with a pencil all over the back. You
really only need to cover the part with the image.



Once that is done, place your pattern back on the wood and tape it in place.
Using a ballpoint pen, trace over the outlines of the image.



After you have completely traced over everything, you can remove the paper.
Then, using a fine brush and a variety of paints, fill in where the pencil transferred.



That's it! When it's dry, hang it in your favorite spot!


Let me know what you end up creating! I love to hear from you!
xoxo

18 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. What a great sign and a super tutorial. Hugs, Marty

Alexis Gradwohl said...

This might be one of my favorite things you've made! It is darling. Are you going to make something like this for Christmas? I'm having my husband make a "raised dog feeding" bowls like you did. I can think of the ideas but he has all the power tools! Every morning when I'm driving to Woodinville to drop my daughter off I think about your house! My morning routine is to check my blogs, coffee and then head to school. Thanks for letting us all be a part of your creativity.

Lorrie Brewer said...

Love your Sign! I never tried this method of transfer, may have to give try...

Shelley McArdle said...

What website did you get your image from?

Thank you,
Shelley

Ashley said...

Beautiful!!

Loris Glassworks said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
Cheers!
Lori in Atlanta

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love this!
Thank you for sharing your tutorial.

PJ and Kristen said...

Thanks for sharing! Love your inspiration... Super talented!!!

pat said...

Can you make one for me, please?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I am very artistically challenged and would never be able to make this and have it look as good as yours!

Donna said...

I want this sign too! Love it! Wow you are so good.

Creating Under The Influence said...

lovely. Prob one of my favorite things you have made! :)

Creating Under The Influence said...

lovely. Prob one of my favorite things you have made! :)

Meg @ The Patchwork Paisley said...

Coming by and pinned from the Pincentive blog hop! Following on Facebook and Pinterest too. Love the sign! Thanks for the great tutorial! I have a bunch of ideas for palette projects in the works, so it was helpful to see how it's done before I go there.

Kathy said...

Amazing, everyday you amaze me girl! You are an awesome unique talent my friend!

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Julie Marks said...

This turned our so great! I love pallet signs. So simple and quick to make! I am always making them for my shop. Thanks for sharing at TTT! pinned and shared!

Tess said...

That's such a good way to enjoy the beautiful designs from your favorite seed packets.

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