Make your own Valentine’s Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

Oh Valentine’s Day…I LOVE all the colors of this beautiful holiday! And if you’re like me you’ll love this adorable craft to make too! Bringing in all the pinks, whites, and grays for this one. And who doesn’t love twine? I mean, if you don’t love twine then are you a true crafter?? This stuff is so sturdy, goes with pretty much anything, and let’s be honest for being string it’s pretty darn cute!

So let’s get started.

I know that sometimes you don’t have all the necessary tools to do all those amazing crafts on pinterest or maybe you just want to try it before you make that kind of financial commitment or maybe you just want a super easy craft night with the girls where there’s no prep work for you. Whatever it is I’ve put together easy peasy craft kits just for you. You can find this particular CRAFT KIT HERE.


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

If you want to make yours from scratch here’s what you’ll need

  • 1x4x12 {times 3}

  • 1x2x6 {times 2}

  • wood glue

  • nails or brad nailer {I used my Ryobi brad nailer with}

  • stencils {I cut mine from my Cricut}

  • 1” cardstock hearts {I cut mine from my Cricut in dark pink, pink, white}

  • twine

  • tacky glue

  • cosmetic sponges

  • paint brushes or sponge brushes

  • sandpaper or sander {I used my Ryobi cordless sander 120 grit}

  • white, pink, dark pink, gray acrylic paint

  • staple gun


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

The first thing I do on projects like these is cut everything I need from my Cricut.

Next you need to assemble your sign base together. Lay your boards down on a flat surface so that they are parallel to one another. Then you will take your 1x2x6 pieces and glue and nail them in place.

This is what you want the front of your board to look like once it’s put together.


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

Next you want to paint each piece a different color. I painted the front and the sides, just not the back of this particular piece. I painted the top board white, the middle board light pink, and the bottom board dark pink.


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial


valentine's day sign2.jpgMake your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

After your paint is totally dry you can apply your stencils. I recommend taping off the edges after you get your stencils down. I wanted mine lined on the left side but you can place yours anywhere on the base.


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

Now it’s time to paint the lettering using your cosmetic sponge. First lightly dab the flat end of your sponge into the gray paint, you want VERY LITTLE paint on your sponge. If you get too much paint it will bleed under your stencil. Now dab your gray paint very lightly onto the letters.


valentine's day sign9.jpgMake your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

To achieve the darkness of the gray on mine I did two coats of gray paint. You want to be able to see through the first layer. Once the first layer is dry you can dab on a second layer of paint, still keep it very ligh


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

This is what you want your first coat to look like. And below is what your stencils should look like after you get your second coat on.


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

After you paint your second coat peel your stencil up and discard it.


Make+your+own+Valentine%27s+Day+pallet+sign%2C+easy+step+by+step+tutorial

Distress your edges using sand paper or your palm sander. I used my Ryobi cordless sander for this step but I wanted to show how to use just a piece of sandpaper for this tutorial.


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

Measure out a piece of twine and staple it to the back of your sign so it drapes over the opposite corner of your lettering, mine is on the right side. You’ll want to pull this so that there isn’t any slack.


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

Now just glue your cardstock hearts to your twine and you’re done!


Make your own Valentine's Day pallet sign, easy step by step tutorial

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.