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DIY Pallet Signs

This one is pretty easy.  We just took a pallet and cut all the boards up into little sections.  Then sand them down.  We used 60 grit followed by 220 grit.  

Then, once sanded down.  Either paint or stain them to your liking.
Now, if you have stencils you can use those or you can use Microsoft Word (or similar program.)
We used word.  We typed in what we wanted on the board.  Made it the size and then the style of font we wanted.  Before you print it off, check your printer settings and see if you can print a mirror image.  Once its printed (should be a mirror image of what's on the computer).  Lay it across the board where you want the words to be.  Take a  paint brush just damp with water and go over where the ink is.  Then use the end of the paint brush and press firmly (not to hard though) to transfer the ink from the paper to the board.  We were then able to paint over the the letters.  The bottom and top pictures are just a couple signs that we have done so far.

Necklace holder

Our latest craft that we have done is a Necklace Holder.

First step:  Cut just half of a board off the pallet

Then sand it down

Then stain it, or paint it anyway you like. Then drill the holes for the knobs.  We got our knobs from Hobby Lobby for about $2 a piece.  Screw the knobs in.  Mark the knobs where it will be flush with the wood, then remove the knobs and cut the ends off so they don't stick out past the wood.  Screw the knobs back in.  Nailed in the picture hanger on the back. Now we are good to go.

Pallet book shelf

One of the easiest things we built this year was a book shelf out of a pallet. Materials that you will need
  1 pallet
Basically you will just cut the ends off of the pallet leaving 2 boards on one side and 1 board on the other.

Then very carefully remove  2 of the remaining boards from the pallet.  These will be used for the bottom of the shelf.  Screw the boards down. 
Then just sand them down and either paint them or stain them. You can use them any way you like.  We used ours for books but have come across people using them to hold wine bottles.  And here is the final result:

Future Projects

It's been a long time since I posted of any of our projects that we have done but hopefully that will change this summer.  We are planning on doing a bunch of small projects.  A lot of the projects we plan on doing are going to be pallet based. If you have any tips, suggestions, comments, etc please leave comments.  I'm adding a few pics below on some of the ideas that I have found and plan on doing.