I have been itching to make a wooden pallet sign after my husband brought home a few pallets a few months ago. I know what you are thinking – a few months ago!? Listen – it’s hard to find time to craft when you have a very curious toddler in the house. I did manage to finish this during a few of her naps. I consider myself accomplished after making a happily ever after pallet sign!
I hung it in the middle of our family photos on one of our dining room walls. The only part that drives me nuts is the random light switch, but there isn’t much I can do about that placement.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the vinyl words. The Silhouette Cameo is an amazing paper cutting machine! Don’t let it scare you away if you are curious! If I can do it, so can you! I am craft challenged at times.There are great blogs that offer tutorials and free cutting files. My favorite Silhouette bloggers right now are The unOriginal Mom and Silhouette School.
Back to the Happily Ever After Pallet Sign…
First, I kindly asked my husband to make a few wooden boards that I could use. Visit this page to find out how to make the wooden boards from a pallet.
Once the boards were all attached, we sanded it down using a palm sander. Next, I used one coat of Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint, Vintage.
I only used one coat of paint to keep the distressed look.
Using my Silhouette Studio, I used the Elephant and LW Sunshine fonts to create the design and the words on white vinyl.
I noticed that my Happily Ever After = diapers, Christmas wrapping paper, junk and more junk that needs to be cleaned.
Is this really my happily ever after? ha ha
Of course it is! This is real life and there are no fairy tales, but this life is pretty darn close!
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