Outside Decor: DIY Pallet Board Sign

It’s that time again, our monthly Silhouette Challenge group post!  Yippee!  This month’s challenge theme is My Favorite Things and {MAN, OH MAN} do we have some awesome projects for you to check out!  Start the fun here with us and our Outside Décor: DIY Pallet Board Sign, then scroll down to check out tons of crafts and inspiration!

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As much as I love living in Florida, it sure is hot during the summer months!  Much of my time during the day is spent indoors because of the heat unless we head to the beach  {WIMPY WIMPY WIMPY}.  But our summer nights are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  As soon as the sun starts to set the whole neighborhood comes to life.  You can hear the children laughing, music playing and an occasional lawn mower buzzing in the background.  We have family that lives on both sides of us so it’s always been a standing rule that we meet in the middle—which is our back yard!  Our favorite pastime is having bonfires which is my inspiration for the sign I’m sharing with you today.

Firepit Sign From Pallet Wood2

I made this sign for my husband for Father’s Day.  I knew I wanted to do something different for him this year and of course I went straight to Pinterest.  As soon as I saw this quote I knew it was perfect.  For your viewing pleasure (and to give credit where credit is due), here is the original pin: Welcome to our Firepit

I started off by creating my sign from three pallet boards I had in my stash.  I cut them all the same length and then attached two strips across the back of them with screws to hold them together.  I then sanded the sign and painted it black.  Next, I created my design in Silhouette Studio to cut in vinyl and then sized it to fit my sign.

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As you can see it is much larger than my cutting mat so I used the knife tool and cut it into three sections.

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Most of my design was cut out of white permanent vinyl.  I separated the other images to cut in the appropriate colors.  Once I had each section cut and weeded, I used transfer tape to apply them to my sign.  Since I was hanging my sign outdoors I sprayed it with polyurethane sealant to help protect it from the elements.  Needless to say, it was a big hit with my bunch!  (And I think my husband liked it too, LOL)  Signs are such an easy way to add to your party decor.

Here are the images from Silhouette Online Store:

  • Marshmallow roast #34337
  • Miss kate campfire #46061
  • S’mores set #60325
  • Branch #1602

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

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  1. Kat@Home. Made. Interest.

    LOL, I love this sign!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Kat!

  2. Randi Sowders

    hahahhahhahahahaha I looooove this! Great job!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Randi!

  3. Dawn Marie

    This is fantastic! I know a family something like this would be perfect for!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Dawn Marie! You’ll have to make one for your friend.

  4. Bethany

    This is great!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Bethany!

  5. Stephanie @ Sandpaper and Glue

    love that quote! great job 🙂

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Stephanie!

  6. Meredith @ unOriginalMom

    This is fantastic!! Your design is great. What a fun addition to the fire pit!!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks so much Meredith!

  7. Carrie

    I need to jump on the pallet wood bandwagon. This is adorable!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Carrie! I love the pallet wood but it’s a pain to take those pallets apart.

  8. Karen Marie Kedzuch

    I want to live in your neighborhood. Night time sounds like the best part of Summer is in your Backyard. Your father’s Day gift is heartfelt and welcoming. Great Job! If I am ever in Florida I just may swing by to get something toasted.
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Karen! And feel free to come by anytime you want to get toasted!

  9. Pam Garrett

    I love your sign idea. I’m making one for our new campsite in NC! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Pam!

  10. Michelle

    This looks great. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Michelle!

  11. Bobbi

    Perfect! And so true, right?

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Pam - GetSilvered

    This is justawesome. What a fun sign!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks, Pam! It was fun to make and give us a laugh around the campfire!

  13. Robin

    soooo cute! Love your sign and love that you linked up to Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

  14. Natasha in Oz

    Thanks so much for joining the Say G’Day Saturday linky party. I just pinned your post.

    Have a great weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  15. Leslie

    I love this! I want one of those machines so bad. This made it worse, haha. I’m stopping by from SITS & I’m a new follower. I hope you guys are having a great Saturday.

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks so much Leslie! I won my Silhouette in one of their giveaways. Enter those and you might get lucky. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the follow. Will follow back.

  16. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    This is awesome and it looks so very good! I love anything with pallets!

    I found your post through the SITS Girls Facebook DIY linkup.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Jennifer! I appreciate you taking the time to come by and leave a comment.

  17. Deborah

    That is so GREAT! Love it!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Deborah! I appreciate you taking the time to come by and comment.

  18. Kim @ This Ole Mom

    I love your sign it came out great. I have been wanting a Silhouette for the longest time. I guess I’ll put it on my Christmas wish list.
    Have a great week, Kim

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Kim! Keep entering those Silhouette giveaways, that’s how I got mine.

  19. Megan Walker

    Ok I have an honest question…where do people get all these pallets??? I see so many incredible projects made with these things, and I have no idea where to get them!

    Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings : )

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Megan, check with local stores especially the small ones. They don’t want to pay someone to haul them off. Anyone that sells animal feed, dog food, etc that’s delivered on a pallet. I get mine from a feed store. Fair warning though, they are a real pain to tear apart.

  20. Edea Smith

    FAB! Love the sign, so cute

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Edea!

  21. Holly Giles

    Love it! Thanks Holly

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Holly!

  22. Miss Lulu Darling

    Oh this is just fab !! Love the idea 🙂 Very creative too.

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks so much!

  23. Tammy @ creativekkids

    You know I am a fan of this sign! Thanks for linking up last week to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned it to the Bloggers Brags PInterest Board.

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks so much for pinning Tammy!

  24. Sondra @ Savers4Life

    Very nice! What a great sign.

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Sondra!

  25. Kelley @Miss Information Blog

    Oh my gosh I love this! Thanks for linking it up to Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Congrats you are my featured link this week, come check it out tomorrow night at 8:30!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Wow, thanks so much for the feature Kelley! And thanks for hosting a great party!

  26. Kristina and Millie

    That is too neat! Very cool, or hot, craft. I would love to have that (or something similar) at my next Party! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      It sure brings on a round of laughs each time we see it out by the fire! Thanks for paying us a visit!

  27. Laura

    I have a couple of extra pallets laying around from our shed project. This sign is so cute! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Exchange! xo, Laura

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Laura, so glad you stopped by for a visit!

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  29. Antionette Blake

    That was definitely an awesome Father’s Day gift idea.

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Antionette! My husband loved it.

  30. Kim~madeinaday

    Hi Becky, What a great idea for a sign! I love it! Stopping in today to let you know I will be featuring your sign tomorrow on my P3 Feature Post! Thanks for pining!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Wow, thanks so much Kim!

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  32. Lorna DeLoach

    What are the dimensions of your sign?

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      I made my sign 11 x 17 but once I was finished I wished I had made it bigger. Thanks!

  33. Mary

    Love this. What size is this sign?

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Mary, I made this sign 11×17 in. but I think I should have went a bit larger.

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  35. Jamie Skinner

    can you please contact me about purchasing one of the “welcome to our Firepit” signs? email below
    It’s for a St Jude Fundraiser that we are pairing with a fire pit and wine accessories 🙂

  36. Sibel

    Just a question. Do you apply the polycrylic on the wood before or after you apply the vinyl?

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