It’s easy to make your own custom “love you to the moon and back” pallet sign with this free printable design and easy transfer method! Keep reading to learn everything you need to create this cute pallet project.
DIY painted pallet signs are fun and simple way to make your own personalized wall art. The best part about this project is that it’s so easy! Anyone can make this sign – no special painting skills required!
This project would be perfect for a paint party or girls’ night in! Just round up the supplies, grab some snacks, and get painting!
Painted pallet project supplies:
- 17.625″ x 21″ Darice Unfinished Pine Pallet Wood Sign
- Darice Acrylic Craft Paints
- Graphite Paper (White for Dark Backgrounds and Gray for Light Backgrounds)
- Paint Brushes
- To the Moon and Back Printable Design (Click the link to download)
Step One. Paint Background.
First, we will start off by painting the pallet sign a solid color. If you like, you could instead stain the pallet sign or leave it unfinished if you want the wood grain to be more visible. If your sign has any rough edges, it is a good idea to lightly sand it before painting.
You can use whatever paint colors you like for this project, but I chose a dark blue color for my background. I painted the entire sign this color and then set it aside to dry.
Step Two. Transfer Design.
Next, you will need to print off the design on regular 8.5″ x 11″ paper. You can download the free printable PDF by clicking the link in the supply list above. After you have printed it off (it should be 4 pages), you will need to tape the pieces together.
Once the paint on your pallet sign has dried, unfold a piece of graphite paper (use white for dark backgrounds and gray for light backgrounds), and place it on top of the pallet. Then, layer the printed design on top of that. Use a few pieces of tape to hold everything in place.
Next, use a stylus (or I actually used the end of my paint brush) to trace the design. Be sure to press firmly to help the graphite transfer clearly.
When you have traced the entire design, pull off the graphite paper and printed design to reveal the transferred design.
Step Three. Paint Design.
Finally, use your paint brushes and craft paint to paint over the design on your pallet. Small round brushes will work best for smaller details. Again, feel free to use any colors you like.
Once you have painted the entire design and have allowed it to dry, it’s all done! If you want, you can use sandpaper to age the sign and give it a more rustic look.
I also made a video tutorial- press play below!
What do you think? Would you give this project a try?
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.