We are having our Thanksgiving meal today. Tomorrow we will head out for dinner with family but we wanted to have leftovers so I am making the entire dinner with all the trimmings today. I love the smell of turkey and stuffing cooking in the oven. So while the turkey is roasting, I wanted to share another quick Christmas sign with you using paint pens and pallets.
A few weeks ago I shared my DIY Christmas Trees for Sale sign. I love the way it turned out and decided to make another Christmas sign this time using pallets and paint pens. I really love the paint pens because they are so easy to use. The Pallets on the other hand not so much.
My son brought home a pallet from work and I loved the color on it. What I did not like was how difficult that thing was to take apart. I know some people can tear through a pallet within thirty minutes but not me! I was finally able to get enough pieces off of mine to make the sign then I was done.
Can you see the big blocks of red wood on the pallet? I have a great idea for those pieces but sadly they are still attached to the remaining bits of the pallet and at the moment I have no desire to try to rip them off! I am hoping BK will finish it off for me.
Back to the sign…I basically did the same set up on this sign, using carbon paper and making my stencil. You can read more details on the process here. The only difference with this sign was using the pallet wood which made it a bit more rustic looking. I cut the pieces down to size and gave them a good sanding. The pieces are still a bit rough but I like the rustic look it adds to the sign. I attached the four pieces of wood together with some scrap wood and my Ryobi Brad Nailer.
DIY Christmas sign using pallets and paint pens
Once everything was ready, I let the Gman paint the lettering with the paint pens while I enjoyed a cup of coffee.
I am so ready to start decorating for Christmas. I am going to begin on Friday after I do the Turkey Burn at the gym which is a 90 minute workout. O.K. first I will do the Turkey Burn, take a nap then I will get started with my decorating. I am looking forward to using my new signs in my Christmas decorating this year.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family.
Until Next Time,