When I was searching for an easy project for a craft night at church recently, I knew my friend Jess over at Live Randomly Simple could help me out. She sent me a picture of a cute project using a picture frame, chicken wire and clothespins, with the title “Pin Your Prayers” painted on it. I really liked the idea, but the price of materials was not in my budget, so she suggested modifying the project by using pallet wood.
That was a genius idea! I decided to give it a try, so I pulled out some pallet boards from my stash and got to work. I’m really happy with the results, and I can’t wait to share with you today just how easy it was to make these cute Pin Your Prayer Pallet Wood Signs!
For this project you will need the following materials:
- Pallet wood board
- Wooden clothespins
- Paint samples or cardstock
- Wood stain
- Paint pen
- Cotton Cloth
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks
- Scissors and/or paper trimmer
- Staple gun/staples
Make sure your pallet board is sanded and smooth to the touch. Apply stain to your board using a soft cloth. I like to dip my cloth into the stain, rub it over the board, then use a clean cloth to rub the stain into the wood until I’m happy with the coverage. For my project I used a combination of two stains on each board to create added interest. I used Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Cabernet, and Martha Stewart Crafts Wood Stain in Amaranth.
Once the stain was dry, I used a paint pen to add the phrase onto my boards. Since I wanted to keep the rustic feel of the pallet boards, I wrote my phrase by hand, but you can print the phrase onto paper and trace with carbon paper if you want a neater font.
I spaced the clothespins evenly onto the board then attached them to the board using a hot glue gun.
I found these paint samples in my desk drawer and decided to use them for my prayer cards, but you can use cardstock if you’d like. I used my paper trimmer to cut them to size.
I measured a piece of twine and stapled it to the back of the board to create the hanger…and then something magical happened. As I was measuring the twine across the board, I realized this twine would make an excellent addition to the front of the board since it gives the appearance of a clothesline. Perfect! So I measured a piece of twine, placed it across the board between the clothespins and secured it to the back using the staple gun.
I love it when creativity takes over, don’t you? I knew my pallet sign needed something extra, and the twine ‘clothesline’ really finished it off!
This simple Pin Your Prayers Pallet Wood Sign really is an easy project and would be a great homemade gift for someone in your life. You can easily modify this gift to make it unique. Check out these ideas to spice it up a bit!
- Paint your board with chalk paint, then use a chalk marker to write the phrase “Pin Your Prayers” on it.
- Instead of painting the phrase onto your board, use vinyl lettering.
- Paint the clothespins varied colors, or decorate them with Washi tape before gluing them to the board.
- Change up the phrase…maybe use “Reasons I’m Blessed Today”, “My Bright Ideas” or “I Love You Because…”
I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple tutorial on how to make your own Pin Your Prayers Pallet Wood Sign. If you give this project a try, let me know how it turns out. I’d love to know where your creativity leads you!