Do you love to travel? Looking for a unique way to display your favourite travel quote? Then look no further! This fun and easy travel quote craft is perfect a rainy day!
What You’ll need
- wooden pallet
- saw (any kind will do, but be sure to practice safety first!)
- assorted acrylic paints & brushes
- your favourite travel quote
Step 1: Cut up your pallet
You’ll need to start by obtaining the pieces of wood you’ll be using for each word you’re going to create. You can of course go out and buy new pieces of wood, but pallets can be found mostly anywhere these days for free! (This is after all a budget blog.) Not sure where to look? Check your local Craigslist or Facebook Yard Sale page; you’re sure to find some kicking around. Used pallet pieces also add an extra bit of charm to this easy travel quote craft.
When cutting up the pallet, you’ll want to aim just before the joint where the horizontal pieces meet the edge pieces (pictured below). As with any time you are using tools, it is important to rock eye protection and gloves to minimize injuries
How many pieces you cut is entirely up to you! If you’re undertaking this easy travel quote craft project in the first place, you probably have a quote in mind. It’s worth cutting all of the pieces available to you from the pallet so that you have extra. This way, you can continue to make more as time goes.
Step 2: Paint your Words
Depending on your preference and the condition of the pallet you used, you can start painting! If the wood appears quite dirty, you can use water or a wood cleaner to brighten it up. We used some weathered pieces for added effect. You can also prepare the pieces of wood with a base coat or two of primer for a cleaner canvas. As you can see, we went for the weathered look and painted directly on the wood. This approach tends to preserve a more organic, natural look.
If you are looking for some inspiration, there are plenty of travel quotes, fonts and accents available via a quick Google Images. Kat is artistically inclined and free-handed all of the signs you see here, but don’t sweat it, you’ve probably undertaken this project with the knowledge that there was a level of craftiness involved. Plus, it’s more personal because you’ve put your own, personal spin on it! Also, you don’t necessarily need to add pictures, you can simply use words. This is craft freedom at it’s best!
You’ve got this!
We had a lot of fun with this project and hope you do too! We’d love to see your final products as well. Drop us a line below to tell us about your experience went or shoot us an email with a photograph. The hardest part, will be picking your favourite travel quote!
Looking for another fun travel craft? Check out our DIY Directional Sign Post tutorial.
So tell us, what travel quote will you choose?