Monday, August 20, 2018

Make a Pumpkin Sign with Pallet Wood

Fall is my favorite Season!


 

I love all things Pumpkin and I am ready to clean up summer and bring out the Fall Décor.

So far I have set out my pumpkin candle....is it too soon?

I do think it's time to start Fall crafting though.

Mr. Fresh Vintage brought me home some cut pallet boards. He is great that why.

He knew I would make something out of these scraps.

I decided to have them cut to 17" x 19". He cut them for me because

they were covered with nails and he is sweet!
 
 
 

Cut off the nail side. 
 
 
They fit nicely together. 
 
 
 
 I used 2 of the thinner pieces (that did not match the others) and
 
1" finishing nails to hold in place.
 
This is the back side.
 
Use 220 sandpaper to remove the rough spots.


 
 

You will need a felt pumpkin from DOLLAR TREE.
 
 They are in the décor section. I think they might be placemats.
 
We are going to use it as a stencil.
 


Felt Pumpkin $1.00
 
 
A close-up of the felt.
 


 
Flat or Chalk Spray Paint in White
 

 
I left the wood natural.

Center on pallet.

Since the wood is rough, I found that the felt stencil did not move.
 
 
 
 
Spray with flat paint.
 


Remove stencil.
 
 
You can sand edges again if you like.

 
 


 
I brought it inside and put it by the fireplace.
 
What do you think?
 
I had almost enough wood to make a second pallet. I was short

one piece of wood so you will probably notice

that the slats are going the other direction on the second pallet.

This one I decided to stain.
 
 
After the stain is dry you can stencil.
 
 


 
 I brought it outside for pictures...it's 100 degrees...ugh!



 
On my front porch



 
 
 
 Which one do you like ? The stained or the natural ?

Horizontal or vertical slats ?


Thank you for visiting!
xo Lisa S
 
 
 
 
 
 


40 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this is fantastic! It's so beautiful and simple. Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

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    1. You are so sweet! You made my day.
      I appreciate you so much and thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Another Dollar Store creation! Wow, love them both but might be more partial to the darker stained one. You did a terrific job. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. You are so sweet! I appreciate the input. I really wanted to hear which is preferred. Thank you so much for visiting! xo Lisa

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  3. That is a fabulous idea! I was just thinking yesterday that I needed to see if my husband had any pallets around so I could whip up something for the fall. Pinned.

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    1. Mother of 3
      Thank you for the sweet comment. It was so fun and easy
      I'll be making more too. Thanks for the Pin. xo Lisa S

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  4. This is adorable and simple enough that I might actually be able to do it! I have a few pallets hanging around. Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate It!

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    1. Teri
      Yes so easy! I'm glad if I inspired you.
      I don't know what those felt things are for....except
      stencils. :) xo Lisa S

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  5. Pinned. THis is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Thursday FAvorite Things. Love your stuff, Linda @Crafts a la mode

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    1. Linda,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment.
      I appreciate you hosting! xo Lisa S

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  6. Lisa, what a clever way to use a dollar store placemat! Love your pumpkin sign. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Thank you- you are so sweet.
      Have a wonderful week and thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  7. I love this idea! I just wish I had a pallet lying around! Such a simple inexpensive fall decoration. Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link up. If I can find a pallet I am totally going to try this!

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    1. Thank you! I found mine behind Home Goods. I was fortunate they wanted to get rid of it. Happy Hunting ;)
      xo Lisa S

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  8. This is an adorable idea - I love it! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Frenzy!

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    1. Amy,
      Thank you and thanks for an awesome party!
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Love this, Lisa! What a unique and clever use of a dollar store placemat! Visiting from Sweet Inspiration!

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    1. Hey Gail!

      I'm so glad you liked my sign. Thank you for saying HELLO! Have a great week- xo Lisa S

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  10. I love it! So clever to use the pumpkin placemat as a stencil. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Oh, and I'm pulling out all of my fall this weekend. :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, Thank you so much! This was a fun project and I will keep my eyes open for other shapes. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. So glad you stopped by, xo Lisa S

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  11. I'm featuring you at tomorrow morning's Vintage Charm Party #148. I love this project! Hope you'll stop by:) xo Kathleen

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    1. Kathleen,
      I appreciate you so much!!!! Have a great week.
      Thank you for hosting and visiting, xo Lisa S

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  12. Lisa, that is adorable! I am so ready for pumpkin season. Thank you for sharing this with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

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    1. You are sweet! Thank you so much. I love all things
      pumpkin too...good bye August it's been fun.
      xo Lisa S

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  13. What a great idea to use the placemat as a stencil Lisa. Your pallet wood sign looks fantastic.
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your pallet wood sign at tomorrow's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    1. Kerryanne! It's so nice to meet you!
      Thank you so much for hosting. I am so excited to see my sign featured. I appreciate you so much. xo Lisa S

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  14. So fabulous! Featuring when my party opens tonight!

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    1. Carol,
      Love it! Thank you so much. I can't wait.
      Thank you for hosting awesome parties, xo Lisa S

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  15. I think I will try a wash with some orangey paint and then spray. Maybe a white and then another spray color. the sky is the limit. Hope I can find the "stencil".

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    1. Hi Vicky
      Your ideas sound great. The stencils are just hitting the stores now, I think you will be able to find one.
      I hope you can. Thanks for visiting! xo Lisa S

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  16. OMG! What a great idea for a stencil! Thank you, thank you!

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    1. Wendy! You are so sweet- you made my day. The Dollar Tree
      had other designs too- I saw an owl. Maybe they will have some Christmas designs. I will keep and eye out!
      Thanks for stopping by, xo Lisa S

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  17. Cute, cute, cute!! (and it's fast and easy to boot!)

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    1. Teediddlydee,
      Thank you so much! It's nice to meet you. I hope you visit again, xo Lisa S

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  18. Great idea for a quick project that turned out so cute. Thank you for sharing. Happy Fall, Kippi

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    1. Kippi,
      It's always great to hear from you! Thanks so much.
      Have a wonderful week.
      xo Lisa S

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  19. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/make-pretty-monday-week-266/ Have a great week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Kathryn,
      Thank you so much! I just dashed over to see. I am thrilled and so grateful.
      xo Lisa S

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  20. Decorating with pumpkins is one of my fall favorites. Today I'll be sharing your pumpkin decor at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party.

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    1. Jenny
      Thank you so much! I love Merry Monday. Thanks for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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