How to make a pallet sign

Last week, I shared some photos from the Neverland themed baby shower we threw for my daughter. Without a doubt, the single largest decoration for the shower was the hand-painted pallet sign we created that featured a quote from Peter Pan: “Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning!” While that particular quote isn’t one widely used in decorating, any quote you are fond of can be featured on a pallet sign just like the one we made for my daughter. Today, I’m sharing a tutorial on making one of your own.

How to make a custom wood pallet sign :: tutorial

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 wooden fence posts (readily & inexpensively available at Home Improvements stores)
  • 1 length of wood that measures approximately 3 3/8 wide by 3/4 inch deep
  • saw
  • wood glue
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • sandpaper
  • wood stain
  • nails
  • carbon paper
  • paintbrush
  • acrylic craft paint

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Cute ideas for a Neverland themed baby shower

Neverland themed baby shower

My daughter, Torri, loves Disney’s Peter Pan movie, and all things related to it. Her favorite ride at Disney World has always been (and I suspect will always be) Peter Pan’s Flight. When she was just a pixie of a girl, she dressed as Tink for Halloween one year. And then, when she was a college student, she went to work at Walt Disney World. I don’t know exactly what her job duties entailed while … Continue reading Neverland themed baby shower

My favorite creamy broccoli cheddar soup (this one is the best recipe because it includes potatoes!)

Broccoli cheddar soup with potatoes

Saying so might make some of you want to stone me, but I’m just the teensiest bit jealous of all of you who are facing winter weather. Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t trade these 80º days for snowfall accumulation that can be measured in feet. But I do long for a chilly night every once in awhile. There is certain comfort in cozying up with a steamy bowl of soup and then reading in … Continue reading Broccoli cheddar soup with potatoes

What to wear to Disney :: outfit inspiration for each WDW park

What to wear to Disney

It’s Travel Tuesday here on the Spot. I thought I’d change it up a bit by offering a little something different for this week’s travel post. Namely? I’m sharing some fashion inspiration for one of my favorite vacation destinations. C’mon. You guys know where I’m going with this, don’t you? Yep. You guessed it. We’re talking Disney parks. I adopted the task of creating one outfit that would be perfect for each of Disney’s four … Continue reading What to wear to Disney

Gold glitter Peter Pan and Wendy silhouettes

Gold glitter Peter Pan and Wendy framed silhouettes

Last weekend, my daughter came home for a short visit. While she was here, we threw her a Neverland themed baby shower. The theme was fitting, considering that she spent a semester working as a Tinkerbell character performer in the Disney College Program. I will have more pictures to share from the shower soon, but in the meantime, I’m here today to share a glimpse at one of the decorations we made to add a bit of … Continue reading Gold glitter Peter Pan and Wendy framed silhouettes

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