My husband and I throw an annual party called the Jean Short Jamboree.
Basically, we have all our friends over and require that they wear jean shorts. We encourage silly outfits and give out a prize for our best dressed party goer.
We created a giant pallet sign that we set out front:
Making a pallet sign is so simple. The toughest part is ripping the pallet apart and removing any pesky nails sticking out of the pieces.
My husband uses a saw to cut through the nails, which makes the process go a lot faster.
Next, just lay out the pieces the way you want, piece together a frame, then nail it all together.
Our sign says “Jean Short Jamboree” with a combination of metal and denim letters that I found a Michaels. I also attached some clothespins so we can hang a pair of denim shorts on the sign.
Everyone’s favorite part of the sign is the string and nail arrow pointing the way to the party.
Here’s how to add a yarn nail arrow to a pallet sign:
Before you get started – be sure to use nails with large nail heads so your yarn (or string) doesn’t slip off.
Print or draw an arrow (or another shape) on paper to be your guide. I had to patch a few pieces of paper together to get the size I wanted.
Tape your paper arrow guide to the wooden sign.
Add nails about an inch apart all along the lines on the paper.
Remove the paper (just rip if off).
Next, string your yarn around the perimeter to create an outline.
Be sure to pull the string super tight between the top of each nail.
After that, start stringing your yarn all across and wrapping around random nails until you get the look you want.
Another fun party accessory I made is this foam board photo prop frame.