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DIY Embroidered Pallet Wood Art

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2 DSC 0047 2 DIY Embroidered Pallet Wood ArtPallets are one of my favorite items to repurpose! The wood has a cool rustic look, and you can usually find them for free. I have been wanting to try to embroider some wood for a while now. My hubby scored some pallets from work the other day, and I knew exactly what to do with them. This DIY is fun and simple. As with anything that is embroidered, it takes a little time, but it’s fun work. 

Here’s What You Need:

*Piece of Wood from a Pallet

*Wording you like printed out to size

*Punch Awl

*Painters Tape

*Drill or Drill Press and a 1/8″ drill bit


*Large Yarn Needle

*Sawtooth hanger hardware and ruler

*Circular saw or handsaw


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The first thing you need to do is print out your wording. Find a font you like and resize it until the height and width of the font are to fit your board. My pallet piece was a little over three and a half inches tall so I made sure my font was a little smaller than three inches. Once you have your print out, tape the paper down to the pallet wood board making sure your wording is centered.

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Take your punch awl and punch holes into the wood through the paper every half an inch(a little less on curves), all around your wording.  Punch every letter until you have the whole thing punched.

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Remove the paper from the wood. Fit your drill or drill press with an eighth inch drill bit.

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Next, carefully drill through your wood where each punch is marking the letters. Be careful. If you are having a hard time seeing the punch marks, you can mark them with a marker to help you see them better. Drill through every punch mark on every letter until you get to the end. Once all the holes are drilled, clean off the wood so there isn’t any dust that will dirty your yarn.

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Cut a long piece of yarn and thread one end through the needle. Double knot the end of the yarn. Now bring the needle up through the bottom of the wood through the first hole in the first letter.

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DSC 0018 2 800x599 DIY Embroidered Pallet Wood ArtEmbroider the letter using a back stitch. Stitch all the wording. Knot the yarn at the end when you have finished stitching close to the wood. Snip excess threads. If you’d like to hang your pallet art, you will need to attach a sawtooth hanger to the center top on the back of the wood. 

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3 DSC 0036 2 DIY Embroidered Pallet Wood ArtI LOVE my little embroidered pallet wood sign! It is cute and rustic and looks great in my kitchen! Embroidering on wood is a blast! This one was a test for me. I am wanting to make a larger one soon to hang in the living room, and will definitely share when I make it. I hope some of you will give this one a try, you’ll have so much fun! I’ll be back next week with another fun and easy DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

14 Thoughts on “DIY Embroidered Pallet Wood Art

  1. So cute! Maybe as a gift for my crafty mom!

  2. This is adorable! I love the juxtaposition of the thread against the wood. How very creative. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Well that’s the coolest looking Hello I’ve seen in a while. I love how easy it looks, too! Please come share with everyone at our link party going on now.

  4. Mary Jo on 21 March, 2014 at 3:15 am said:

    , Interesting, clever, good re-purposing. Like everything about it
    Nice work. And thanr sharing the idea!!.

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