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Good Day Sunshine Pallet Sign: Cricut Vinyl Project

Good Day Sunshine Pallet Sign: Cricut Vinyl Project

Pallet decor is super popular right now, and Cricut vinyl makes it easy to personalize one of these signs for your home or office.  Inexpensive canvas stretcher bars and clips create a custom frame and provide a nice finishing touch.

good day sunshine pallet



Pallet, 9×12-inch
Offset canvas clips, 1/8-inch depth (8)
Canvas stretcher bars, 12-inch (2) and 16-inch (2)
Die cutting machine and supplies
Die cutting vinyl in your choice of colors
Paint/stain/varnish of choice
Paper or fabric backing material (optional)
Coat hanger or ribbon string for hanging


Paint or stain the pallet if desired and allow to dry.  Apply several coats of your varnish or sealer of choice to provide a smooth surface for applying the vinyl.

paint pallet


Create the design for cutting the vinyl in Cricut Design Space.  I like to add rectangles to the canvas in the size of my pallet to help me visualize how the lettering and imagery will look on the actual pallet.

design space

lettering placement


The sample project uses two system fonts – Century Gothic and Broadway.  The image is a free image found on Pixabay and sliced in half on the Cricut canvas.

sun image


Attach the design elements in Cricut Design Space and make the project. After cutting, weed the vinyl to remove the excess vinyl (not part of your design).  Using transfer paper, apply the vinyl to the pallet and burnish in place.

cut vinyl


Assemble the stretcher bars to make an inexpensive frame for your pallet.  Slide the end of one bar into the groove of the adjacent bar.  You can add a bit of glue in the groove before assembling if you’d like. Use your hands or a mallet to fit the corners neatly together.

join ends of stretcher bars


Repeat using all the bars until a rectangular frame has been created.

assembled frame


Paint or stain and varnish the frame as you’d like.  Allow to dry.

paint and varnish stretcher bars


Turn the frame over to the back and lay your pallet face down on top.  Position one of the canvas clips near the end of the pallet and screw to the frame.

position canvas clip


Repeat using additional canvas clips as shown.

brackets placed to hold pallet


Drill a hole in the upper right and upper left corners of the frame for hanging if desired.  Drill near, but not directly on the corner seam.

drill hole for hanger


If you’d like, glue heavy paper or fabric to the back of the frame.

adhere paper to back


Cut a piece from a wire coat hanger to use to hang your sign.  Thread the wire from the front to the back through the hole and wrap the end around the hanger to secure.  Or use a piece of string or ribbon to suspend the sign.

wire hanger in hole


Add any other decorative embellishments that you’d like to further personalize the sign. Then hang and enjoy!

completed pallet sign

Lee Ann is a mixed media hobbyist who enjoys using her Cricut machine for art projects as well as decorations for her home and garden. She's a new empty-nester with 2 adult daughters. Now she and her husband are free to embark on that US pizza eating tour they always talked about. Lee Ann provides IT support to Craft-e-Corner.

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