Monday, August 19, 2013

Pallet sign

I was asked by some lovely ladies from the local MOPS organization 
to make a sign for them to display at the meetings.
They wanted something that would portray the theme for the upcoming year.
They wanted a hand painted sign that was somewhat rustic.
They gave me no real guidelines other then the wording.
This is what I came up with.  
What do you think???
I used a small pallet and used 4 of the slats and attached them together to make the sign.
I then freehanded the words.  
No stencils for me {That is to many rules for me to follow} 
I like just filling the spaces as it is needed.

I am often asked how I do the wording all freehand. 
Well the secret is...............
I write all over the board with a piece of chalk to set out my guide lines and the word spacing.
It looks like a mess but it does the trick and wipes of clean with a damp cloth!
 I can't wait to show the ladies this.
It was so fun to do and I am honored they asked me to do it! 


  1. That is really good. Great tip on the chalk. I always free hand stuff. Put our brand on the barn doors etc. And what a great use for pallets. You did a great job on the sign, the ladies will be proud.

  2. As a MOPS mom who just "retired," I think that the theme sign is great. Plus I love the message!


  3. I LOVE it. Thank you for sharing your secret! I can't wait to try it.

  4. You are so creative! I love thinking that I could do that someday! haha