Pallet Sign DIY Stencil

Posted by Kaitlin on 8/20/2015 to Salvaged
You can use any kind of stencil or make your own for an easy DIY pallet sign! Just gather these supplies and get started!

DIY Pallet Sign

DIY Pallet Sign Supplies:
DIY Pallet Sign project supplies
Here's what you'll need to gather:
  • Wood Pallet
  • Contact Paper (or premade vinyl or plastic)
  • Exacto Knife (if creating your own stencil using contact paper)
  • Paint
  • Paint Brushes (various kinds/sizes)

Now you are ready to paint!
You can use any kind of stencil or make your own! A vinyl stencil would make for the cleanest look, and contact paper works great if you want to cut out your own. I used a sticker sheet that I had on hand, printed out the word and cut it out. It worked pretty well, but I think contact paper would work better. I decided to hand paint the small words and the gems, if you have a steady hand this gives you freedom and does not limit you to finding or making a stencil. After taking the time to do it by hand, I would suggest finding a stencil if you can.

Contact paper stencil and foam brush


TIP:
Foam brushes (see photo) are great for dabbing on the paint, it is helpful in ensuring that paint doesn't bleed under the stencil.


Contact paper stencil tips


TIP:
When making a contact paper stencil be careful of designs with thin lines and intricate patterns. My smaller letters were a little too thin to cut out so I decided to do them by hand, it wasn't easy. I like how the stencil letters look much better. I also hand painted the gems, which turned out to be a little easier. I used a thin, flat shaped brush and they turned out great.


Contact paper stencil tips

You're a Gem painted pallet sign.