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DUCK!!! Don’t Bump Your Head

Now for something a little quirky, or should I say quacky 😎 Coming down the stairs in our little round house can be tricky if you’re over 5’11. The ceiling is quite low and you’ll need to duck to avoid bumping your head. We needed a sign to warn all our tall friends but the ones you can buy are a little too boring, so we made our own using one of those rubber chickens that go “boop, boop” and some pallet off cuts. Those chickens drive our dogs mad, I don’t think they like the sound.

What you need

What you need

Cut and sand the pallet off cut and then stain or paint it. We did a mock up of the text on the laptop using a LetterPress font we found on The Graphics Fairy.  To transfer the letters to the wood we used GHiANT’s Transfer Spray. I love this stuff, it’s like carbon paper on steroids – just spray it on the back of your image, wait for it to dry (about 5 minutes) and trace. It doesn’t smudge, it’s super easy to use and it really goes a long way.

Transfer the text using transfer spray

Transferring the text

We used a Sharpie to color in between the lines and lightly sanded the letters to make them look worn.  To attach the duck, aka rubber chicken, we drilled two small holes on either side of the duck’s neck and used fishing gut to hang him up. At this point he was going “boop, boop” and the dogs were going nuts.

Attach the duck using fishing gut

Attach the duck using fishing gut

Our little pallet sign is ready.

Don't let your tall friends suffer. Make a wacky duck sign to warn them

Starting tomorrow, whatever life throws at me I'm ducking, so it hits someone else Click to Tweet

Pinny please if you love your tall friends 😉

Don't let your tall friends suffer. Make a wacky duck sign to warn them about low ceilings

What about you, will you duck too?

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Until next time, hope you have a beautiful, craft filled week.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, DIY Tutorials, Home Decor Crafts, Our Round House, Pallet Hacks, Quick & Easy Crafts


  • Posted: May 9, 2017 00:53


    Love it, hahaha, so clever XD *pins*
    • Posted: May 9, 2017 06:47


      Thanks so much Dione :D
  • Posted: April 28, 2017 15:53


    So cute and funny!
    • Posted: April 29, 2017 09:04


      :D Thank you Cristina
  • Posted: March 15, 2017 17:57


    Michelle, this is such a clever sign and so funny! I'm sure this is a laugh that just gets every time one of your guests sees it.
    • Posted: March 15, 2017 19:32


      I think they do, especially the really tall ones ;-)
  • Posted: January 10, 2017 20:50

    Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom

    Lovin' this project all over again! Cute, clever, funny... and effective!! ;)
    • Posted: January 11, 2017 04:07


      LOL, Sarah - thanks again :D
  • Posted: January 10, 2017 15:42


    You'r funny! I love the tweet saying too. Duck so it hits someone else.
    • Posted: January 10, 2017 15:47


  • Posted: January 9, 2017 16:06

    Lindi Mogale

    Oh wow your crafts always leave my fingers itching to be creative. This particular one made me smile, cause those chickens creep me out LOL. I've never heard of Transfer Spray and now I need to get some ?
    • Posted: January 9, 2017 16:28


      LOL Lindi, momma chickens always chase me but the little babies are so cuddly ;-) until they become momma chickens. You can get the transfer spray at PNA and it's really so easy to use. P.S. I'm glad your fingers are itching
  • Posted: August 30, 2016 19:46

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    LOL! That's great, very creative. I love the worn look of the sign. It is so much cuter than the signs at the store.
    • Posted: August 31, 2016 06:18


      :D I agree Linda, the ones you get in the store are so bleh. I really wanted to make our tall friends to smile a little before ducking.
  • Posted: August 30, 2016 16:18

    Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom

    Quacky, haha! Great craft. :)
    • Posted: August 31, 2016 06:07


      Lol, thank you :D
  • Posted: March 30, 2016 06:40


    Bwahahaaaha, that's brilliant
    • Posted: March 30, 2016 07:05


      Thanks Anon :-)

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