40 Easy DIY Pallet Signs (Ideas and Designs) to Decorate Your Home

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Making some unique DIY art is one of the best ways to add some personality to your home. And one of the simplest and also most elegant home art forms is a DIY pallets sign.

If you like making things or are a seasoned DIYer the chances are that you already have some wood pallets in the workshop. Although there are many things you can use them to build, signs are some of the easiest one.

Homemade pallet signs also make great gifts for friends and family. They will also help you deal with blank walls and give your home an appealing rustic or vintage feel.

In this piece, I have gathered some fantastic DIY wood pallet sign ideas that are both cheap and easy to make.

Check the pallet sign ideas below and pick one that you can make for your home or as a gift for your special ones.

If you like these free pallet sign plans, consider these other free plans that take advantages of unused pallet such as coffee table, chicken coop, pallet bar, wood wall, coffee mug holder, wooden deck, shed

1. DIY Ombre Pallet Sign

DIY Ombre Pallet Sign

This pallet sign plan is all about the colors. It uses an ombre paint technique which is about blending 2 colors and making the paint lighter on one section than the other.

For this pallet sign project, you will need an old pallet or make a simple one from scrap wood pieces. You will also need 2 different color paints, some chalk and a couple of free hours.

This sign uses teal and bright green, but you can make yours with any other colors that work well together.

Due to the time that the paint takes to dry this project will take at least a day to finish. The tutorial provides a detailed description of everything you need to know to make this pallet sign.

2. Wood Pallet Rosette Love Sign

Wood Pallet Rosette Love Sign

With a little effort and at almost no cost at all you can convert your wood pallet into this beautiful sign. The Shanty2Chic tutorial provides plenty of pictures and enough description to help you create this sign.

The rosettes are also easy to make as you only need some fabric and a hot glue gun for sticking them. And so this is quite a cheap DIY wall art that you can make with materials you already have at home.

Depending on the time it takes you to paint and make the rosette you can finish the project in just a few hours. The tutorial provides pictures, project descriptions and links to other resources that will help you in this DIY pallet sign project.

3. DIY Pallet Art from Scrapbook Paper

DIY Pallet Art from Scrapbook Paper

You do not have to find an old pallet and rip it apart to make a pallet sign. This tutorial shows how you can make pallet art with scrapbook paper and a wooden frame.

Despite the fact that it does not use real pallet it looks very authentic. You will need a 12 x 12 wood frame that should be unfinished and a 12 x 12 scrapbook with a wood print. 

All the supplies that you need for the project will cost less than $10 in your local supply store. Assembling the sign will also only take a few hours, and the tutorial provides a detailed description of how to do it.

4. Under $50 DIY Pallet Art

Under $50 DIY Pallet Art

This DIY pallet sign looks classy and expensive, but you can make it for less than $50. The White Cottage Farm tutorial explains in detail everything you need to make it.

For this project, you will need to get a 30-inch wide pallet that should be about 28 1/4-inch tall and a small sheet of plywood. You can also make the pallet with 1 x 4 timber pieces.

Besides from assembling the wood you also need to do some sanding and staining before attaching the sign and hanging it. And so apart from being a cheap project it also only takes a few hours to finish.

5. Outdoor Pallet Anchor Sign

Outdoor Pallet Anchor Sign

If you are thinking about making pallets signs for the outdoors here is a perfect idea for you. It is also pretty straightforward and cheap.

The tutorial from The Happy Housie site provides some pictures of all the stages of the build with clear descriptions to help you make the homemade pallet sign. There is also a mention of everything that you will need to make your sign.

Since there is a lot of painting this sign will take at least a day to make because you need to give the paint and stain enough time to dry. 

6. Quick Wood Pallet Arrow Sign

Quick Wood Pallet Arrow Sign

The rustic look of this arrow sign is just fantastic, and it will always impress your guests. It is also straightforward to make, and you can do it in less than an hour.

This sign comes from only 2 pallet board pieces, and apart from the pallets, you will also need wood glue, screws and a few other supplies.

If you have an old pallet and basic woodworking tools, you will not spend anything on this project. The Love Grows Wild tutorial also provides pictures with the cutting dimensions to make the project even easier.

7. Simple Chalkboard Pallet Sign

Simple Chalkboard Pallet Sign

Chalkboard paint can transform simple pieces of wood into a fun and decorative piece for your home. For this project, the chalkboard paint helps to create a simple wood pallet sign that you can also use for writing things.

Besides from the chalkboard paint, you will also need some unfinished slate boards and some vinyl lettering.

This project only takes a few minutes to complete, but the chalkboard paint will require up to 24 hours to dry.

8. Upcycled Pineapple Wooden Pallet Art

Upcycled Pineapple Wooden Pallet Art

One of the elements or features that I love most about this DIY pallet sign is that you will only spend little or no cash to build it. It is also quite simple as it is all about painting and sanding the pallet.

The tutorial provides some pictures to inspire you and a lot of text description to help you understand how to make the pallet art. There is also enough information on how to transfer the pineapple design to the pallet.

This DIY project is perfect for doing on a Saturday morning or afternoon.

9. 5-Step DIY Wooden Sign

5-Step DIY Wooden Sign

Wooden pallet signs will always give your home an appealing and artistic look. They are also very affordable, and you can make one like this in just one weekend.

There are 5 main steps in this Life AS A Thrifter project, and the tutorial provides plenty of pictures and description to take you through the stages

If you already have the old pallet, you will only need to buy some paints. This pallet sign project provides an excellent opportunity to practice your painting skills.

10. DIY Pallet Plaques

DIY Pallet Plaques

Wood pallet plaques are a fun alternative to picture frames. I already have a few in the house but am also planning to try this one as it is simple and also quite elegant.

If you have some pallet and paint at home this pallet sign idea will cost almost nothing to create. But, you will also need a few other supplies like wood glue and bulldog clips. The tutorial provides a complete list of all the supplies you need for the project.

This DIY tutorial also provides step by step instructions on how to make the pallet plaques from scratch. There are also plenty of pictures that make the tutorial easy to follow.

11. Vintage Style DIY Telephone Sign

Vintage Style DIY Telephone Sign

For this rustic pallet sign, you will need a 25 x 25-inch pallet and some skills for transferring images from paper to wood. But the tutorial provides pictures and step by step instructions on how to do this.

You will also need paint for this project, but you can always make the sign with any colors you already have at home. And so this is a cheap DIY project that will only take a few hours to create.

12. Embroidered DIY Wood Pallet Art

Embroidered DIY Wood Pallet Art

Here is another pallet board sign that I must try soon. Despite the simplicity, it still looks fantastic, and it will stand out anywhere you place it.

The cool rustic look comes from an old wood pallet, and you will only need one piece of it. The other materials include drill press, yard, and yarn needle but the tutorial provides a list of everything you need.

The photos on the tutorial and instructions make this project easy to understand. Depending on your stitching skills this should take a few hours to finish.

13. Easy Pallet Wood Phrase Sign

Easy Pallet Wood Phrase Sign

If you have that one phrase that you would love to see hanging on your wall, this tutorial will help make this possible.

With a 47 x 36-inch pallet, some paint, wood stain, painters tape and one afternoon to spare you can make this beautiful pallet wood art.

Since most of the items are easy to get and also quite affordable, this is a cheap DIY project that will only cost a few dollars to make. The Handmade Home tutorial provides enough information and pictures for all the stages of the build.

14. Reclaimed Wood DIY Love Rope Sign

Reclaimed Wood DIY Love Rope Sign

This DIY wooden sign makes a great piece of art for the bedroom, and it is also quite simple to make. It is about gluing some rope on a wood pallet.

The rustic look of the pallet combines with the rope to create a unique piece that you will love to have in your bedroom. Funky Junky provides some pictures for all the steps of the construction and a list of all the supplies you will need.

Since there is no painting or staining, this project can be completed in just a few hours.

15. Quick and Inexpensive Pallet Heart Sign

Quick and Inexpensive Pallet Heart Sign

Pallet art is an inexpensive way of adding some glamour to your home. It is also fun and easy to do. With a few free hours to spare you can create this beautiful pallet heart sign.

You will only need one standard size wood pallet, some paint and a sander for this project. The chances are that you have most of the items and so this is a cheap project to implement.

And with the help of the guide and pictures on this tutorial you should make this sign in a day or even a few hours.

16. The Lucky Horseshoe Wood Pallet Sign

The Lucky Horseshoe Wood Pallet Sign

Every home needs something like this one for some extra luck or even just to spice up the decor. For this sign, you only need three pieces of pallet wood, some paint, and a horseshoe.

If you can get an old horseshoe from a friend and a free pallet, you will only have to spend a few bucks on the paint.

There is nothing much that you need to do on this project besides from transferring the letters and hammering on the horseshoe. And so it is a good plan for your free hours on a Saturday morning.

17. Distressed Pallet Sign Quote

Pallet sign quotes are an excellent way to express yourself and also decorate your home. This Blue Eyed Yonder DIY tutorial provides an idea on how to make one.

The project uses some leftover board scraps that you might already have or can easily get for free to make a pallet. About 6 pieces will be enough to form a good size pallet.

You also need some acrylic paints to create a distressed look and stencil to transfer the quote to the pallet.

Pallet sign quotes like this one do not take a lot of time to build. And with the many pictures on this tutorial, you should have an easy time making one.

18. The Monster Pallet Sign with a Phrase

The Monster Pallet Sign with a Phrase

This pallet sign is another project that I cannot stop thinking about as it is both unique and enchanting. It looks simple enough but yet still very stylish.

The Weekend Craft tutorial provides sufficient information on how to make it, and it includes a lot of pictures, and in-depth descriptions of all the steps you need to follow.

Despite the fact that you do not need a lot of things for this pallet wood artwork, the tutorial still provides a small list of the materials.

19. Mini Pallet Sign

Mini Pallet Sign

Anyone can make this pallet sign even without any special woodworking skills as it is very straightforward. It is as simple as gluing 10 pallets together and with 3 other pieces bracing the back before painting.

The tutorial provides pictures to demonstrate how to do this and also a guide on how to achieve the rustic look.

If you can get some free leftover pallet pieces and have some paint at home, then this is a very cheap project for you. And you can even do it when you have a couple of hours to spare at night.

20. Simple Painted Pallet Sign

Simple Painted Pallet Sign

If you wish to learn how to make wood signs without investing a lot of cash and time, this is the tutorial for you.

Here you will learn how to convert old pallets into beautifully painted signs that you can use to decorate your home.

For this painted DIY pallet sign you will need wood, oil pastels, some colored pencils and a few other items that are on the tutorial's shopping list. Most of the items are already in your home, and so you will one need to spend a few dollars.

Even if you do not know how to transfer an image from paper to the wood the pictures on this DIY pallet sign will make it easy.

21. DIY USA Map Pallet Art

DIY USA Map Pallet Art

Nothing is better at showing you are proud of your origins than a DIY pallet map of your home country hanging in your living room.

For about $10 and in one day you can make this beautiful art. You will need some pallet wood pieces, 2 colors of paint, painting supplies and various other items listed in the tutorial.

When it comes to the construction, the tutorial provides a comprehensive guide to help you join the pallets, painting and creating the map.

22. Rustic Wood Sign

Rustic Wood Sign

Rustic pallet signs are some of my favorites as they will always look good in any room. A simple one like this does not require a lot of material, and you can make it in just a few hours.

Although this is not exactly a sign, it still looks amazing. On this tutorial, the Ribbons and Glue article provides some pictures and a simple description on how you can give any plain wood a rustic look.

With some Vaseline, white paint and an electric sander you can implement this tutorial quickly.

23. Laundry Room DIY Pallet Sign

Laundry Room DIY Pallet Sign

Making wood signs is always a fun activity for DIYers, and this is more so if they are simple as this one. Here you only need about 4 pieces of pallet wood, some paint and a printable that the tutorial provides for free.

Assembling the wood pieces only takes a few minutes, but the paint will require time to dry. The rustic look should also not be difficult to create with a few coats of paint and sanding.

For the actual laundry sign, the tutorial provides a printable that you can download and print.

24. Striped Pallet Sign with Inspirational Phrase

Striped Pallet Sign with Inspirational Phrase

I like the message on this mini pallet sign, and I plan to use it as inspiration for my next pallet sign. You can get the pre-made pallet from your local craft store and so you will only need to do the painting.

The striped design requires you to use two colors, but since you do not need a lot, you will only spend a few dollars on the paint.

For the pallet sign quote or phrase, the tutorial provides a free silhouette download that you can use to make it.

25. Wood Pallet Sign Menu Board

Wood Pallet Sign Menu Board

Pallet board signs can also be functional like this one that holds a chalkboard. The chalkboard acts as a menu that you can use to plan your family’s weekly meals.

You can get the pallets for free and use a leftover MDF board to create the menu. And so you will only need to spend cash on the stain and paint.

The rope on the pallet is also a great addition, and you can use any that you already have at home. This project is cheap to make, and if you follow the tutorial well, you can make an incredible piece of art.

26. Small Old Pallet Sign Quote

Small Old Pallet Sign Quote

Small pallet signs like this one are just perfect for placing on the mantle. But what I love most about the homemade pallet sign is that it has a beautiful image of a bicycle and an inspiring quote.

The pallet pieces will not take a lot of effort to make, but the quote and tutorial will require some extra effort.

But, if you know how to make a stencil and follow the pictures and guide, you should have an easy time making them. This pallet sign project will take one afternoon to complete.

27. DIY Sibling Sign

DIY Sibling Sign

This pallet sign provides a good way to honor your sibling. Like most other DIY pallet signs it is also easy to create, and you will only need to spare a few hours.

The project requires you to use a quarter pallet that you can get for free from a friend or hardware store. You only need a few scraps of wood from the pallet, and some paint and the tutorial explains what you need to do.

For the lettering, you will get a downloadable cut file that you can use to cut them from vinyl using your silhouette.

28. Wall Hanging Pallet Art

Wall Hanging Pallet Art

If you love pallet signs, this one will impress you even more as it will help you deal with a bare wall. It entails joining some planks of wood to create a flat surface that you can draw or paint.

The tutorial does not have as many pictures as most DIYers would want but the description still provides more than enough information.

Since you do not need a lot of paint or stain, you can make this beautiful wall hanging without any significant spending. As for the time it takes, it will all depend on what you want to draw or the method you use to transfer an image to the panel.

29. Simple and Easy DIY Welcome Sign

Simple and Easy DIY Welcome Sign

There are many DIY projects that I intend to make, but this one almost tops the list. I can envision it on my front porch impressing and welcoming my guests.

Making this DIY wood pallet sign will take less than $50 even if you have to buy the pallets. And apart from the wood you also need other things like a dark wood stain, foam brushes, and vinyl stencil.

What most DIYers will love about this pallet sign project is that the U-Create Crafts tutorial provides a complete supply list and a detailed 5-step construction guide with pictures.

30. Single Pallet Piece Welcome Sign

Single Pallet Piece Welcome Sign

If you have an old pallet piece in your workshop here is how you can put it to good use. It is one of the easiest projects that you can make with wood pallet, and it will take less than an hour to complete.

If you have some stencil and white paint, you will not spend any cash on this project. But, despite it being very straightforward the House by Hoff tutorial still provides a detailed project guide with pictures.

The tutorial also provides some simple instructions on how to hang this welcoming pallet sign.

31. Monogram DIY Family Name Sign

Monogram DIY Family Name Sign

The rustic charm of the pallet wood in this project combines with the adorable monogram letter to make a perfect family pallet sign.

This project will require you to tear apart and put back a pallet as you will only need three boards that should create a 16 x 16-inch square board.

To make the homemade pallet sign, you will also need some white paint, a sander and a transfer paper for the family name and monogram letter.

This sign should be easy to make for most people since the tutorial provides detailed 8-step guidelines with a photo for every step.

32. 7-Step DIY Pallet Sign Quote

7-Step DIY Pallet Sign Quote

This Simply Designing tutorial is one of the most comprehensive pallet sign plans. And so anybody can create it just as it is by following the instructions.

You will need a 27 x 32-inch board that you can cut from a pallet or make with 2 x 6 wood pieces. Also, you need sandpaper, stain, stencil, and drill. The tutorial provides details on the tools you need for each stage.

Making pallet signs that look like this one will only take a day, and it is also quite cheap.

33. Reclaimed Barnwood Outdoor Sign

Reclaimed Barnwood Outdoor Sign

This simple sign proves that you can make one without spending anything and from almost any piece of wood. It uses some reclaimed barn wood that does not require a lot of staining or sanding.

The project provides some clear pictures with descriptions on how to transfer the quote to the wood. This guide is enough since creating the words takes up most of the work.

Depending on how good you are at making signs this project can take a couple of hours or an entire day.

34. Vintage Repurposed Pallet Board Bingo Game

Vintage Repurposed Pallet Board Bingo Game

DIY pallet signs can also make game boards like this Bingo game. The project requires you to use 5 small leftover pallets boards.

Other things that you need for this project include black acrylic paint, painters tape, and a stencil brush.

With these materials, a few hours to spare over the weekend and by following the tutorial which has lots of pictures you can make this Bingo board. Also, remember to add the hooks for hanging the boards and the knobs to enhance the vintage look.

35. Stenciled 4 Pallet Pieces Sign

Stenciled 4 Pallet Pieces Sign

This Weekend Craft pallet sign will only require 4 small pieces of pallet wood to create. And with some vinyl, silhouette, and paint, you will have everything you need to make an impressive DIY sign.

The tutorial provides a free downloadable cut file, and so you should not have any difficulties with the words. Also, there is a lengthy description of all the stages of the project and some pictures to guide you through all the processes.

36. DIY Love Pallet Sign

DIY Love Pallet Sign

If you have always been wondering how to make wood signs for your valentine mantel here is an easy idea for you. It uses weathered wood that you can get for free in most neighborhoods.

This tutorial provides 5 easy steps that you can follow to make the love pallet sign. And since there is not a lot of cutting or hammering you will not need to use your large woodworking tools.

The size of the sign depends on what you want and the wood that you have. For the letters, the tutorial provides a picture and description on how to make them from scrapbook paper to help you figure things out.

37. Hand-Painted DIY Pallet Sign

Hand-Painted DIY Pallet Sign

Hand-crafted wooden pallet signs make great gifts for your loved ones and are also a fun project to do on your free time.

Converting the wood planks from a pallet into a beautiful hand-painted sign will also require you to use a Kreg jig, silhouette cameo, contact paper, paint and a few other materials.

When it comes to the actual construction, the tutorial will guide you through everything with some step by step instructions and pictures. This DIY pallet sign plan should take about a day to build.

38. Free Wooden Pallets Sign

Free Wooden Pallets Sign

There are almost countless places where you can get some free wood pallets. And once you have some this would be a great project to try out.

For the build, you need about 6 pieces of pallet wood to form a board that is 36-inch long. The Thinking Closet provides a list of the other materials that include wood screws and various woodworking tools.

There is some step by step instructions on how to assemble the wood and the tutorial also provides detailed instructions for applying the vinyl lettering.

39. 3 x 4.5 Foot Holiday Outdoor Pallet Sign

3 x 4.5 Foot Holiday Outdoor Pallet Sign

Everything about thus outdoor pallet sign is just amazing, and I will probably also make it someday in the future. What I like most is that it is large enough for the outdoors but will cost less than $5 to make.

With one standard size pallet that you can get for free and some stencil, you can make this 3 x 4.5-foot pallet sign very quickly.

There are plenty of pictures and a detailed construction guide on how to make this pallet board sign, and it only takes a few hours to assemble.

40. Colorful DIY Pallet Sign

Colorful DIY Pallet Sign

The bright colors in a striped pattern make all the difference for this DIY wood sign. You will not need a pallet to make this sign because it uses scrap 1 x 2 wood pieces.

Apart from the scrap wood pieces you also need some nails, screws and some paint. It will cost under $6 to make this sign even if you have to buy the wood pieces.

For the painting, you can go with any bright colors that you like. The Creative Mom tutorial provides some clear photos of the construction, painting, and application of the vinyl lettering.

Our 40 DIY pallet signs should inspire you to make one for your house or as a gift for someone special.

You can also use our plans for inspiration to come up with other unique pallet sign ideas. Pick one and try it out and let us know how it turns out in the comment section below.

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