“It’s Spring, We got so excited we wet our plants!”…is that not the best spring saying in the history of ever!?
Last year I saw this saying and I wanted to put it on the sign in front of our store. And that never happened…but a few weeks ago we had a craft class for the lovely local ladies and we created this wooden yard sign! Everyone had so much fun and every sign turned out beautiful!
It was so easy to make, and you know me and easy wooden projects!
All you need is a pallet, which you can get for free at so many different businesses, spray paint, garden stake, and your trusty nail gun. I use a Bostitch Compressor Combo kit and I love it to pieces because it comes with 3 guns for different sized nails and staples. We use it for sooo many projects, but if you don’t have a nail gun you can always screw these together…it will just take a while longer to complete.
I started by ripping down a pallet. I take a circular saw and cut the 2x4s off and what you see above are the boards that were cut out of the pallet. What I like about cutting the pallets down with the saw is that it saves me so much time and I really hate prying those boards off..if you have ever tried to rip a pallet apart, you know the struggle! They have a million nails in those things to hold them together and its a giant pain in the arse!
Here are a few pictures of the girls designing their boards!!
I love our girls in class! We have so much fun making things!
I don’t know if you can tell in the picture, but she added little lady bugs to her boards!
We used the chipboard stencils I cut and outdoor paint..some girls used paint pens to detail them, and I used spray paint on mine. There are so many different ways you can decorate these.
SIDE NOTE: if you need the stencils for this I can throw a set up in our Etsy store for you. Just let me know in the comments ;)
So after you get the boards decorated, we used spray poly to seal them.
Let them dry and then nail the boards onto the garden stake. I love this nail gun!
Just lay them on how you like, and nail them in. I used 1 inch nails, but it would just depend on the thickness of your boards.
I love how everyone had the same stencils, same size of boards…but their creativity is so unique and all of the signs came out beautifully different! Two of the gals even made theirs hanging signs instead of garden signs.
I hope you get so excited you “wet your plants” and have fun making this fun wooden project!
What is your favorite thing about spring?