Need a way to dry your bathing suits and beach towels? Make this DIY beach towel and bathing suit rack! It’s easy and you can customize it.
How to Make Your Own Towel Sign for Pool
Hello again! I am most delighted to see you! 😉
Today I have an absolutely useful sign turned hanger that you’ll probably be using all season long.
I’m not sure about you, but in my household one of us always has wet clothes, bathing suits, towels, and other random items that usually (let’s be honest!) end up on the floor of the porch.
I’ve tried encouraging my fellow roommates (aka. the daughter and the husband) that there are better locations for these items.
However, here I am picking them up yet again!
Anybody else have this problem? Well, let me help you out and lets get started!
Beach Towel and Bathing Suit Rack Wood Sign
This tutorial will walk you through every step so you can make your own wood sign and bathing suit storage solution.
- Pallet Board Sign (40″L) and 2 – Wood Pieces (2″W x 8-10″L for back support)
- Vinyl (this is my favorite brand!!)
- Transfer Tape
- Squeegee (a sturdy credit card will work great too)
- Cutting Machine (Silhouette or Cricut — your choice!)
- 1-3/16″ Brad Nails (or finish nails)
- Brad Nail Gun (or hammer)
- Sander or sandpaper
- Black Paint
- White Spray Paint
- Matte Top Coat Spray Paint
- Branches (approx. 1″ thick & 5-6″ long)
How to Make Your Own Beach Towel Sign for Your Pool
1. First, you’ll need to clean and sand off your pallet boards. I like to literally brush off all of the dirt from my surface after sanding them. This will help ensure that you have not missed any random debris.
2. Line up your two boards on a flat surface so they sit evenly next to each other.
3. Next, take your two back support pieces and place them evenly away from each other on the backside. Nail into place.
4. Paint your pallet board. I just used leftover black acrylic paint, but feel free to use whatever you’d like!
5. Download and cut out the stencil by clicking on the below image.
6. After you’ve created your sign go ahead and tape it down.
Since I used my CAMEO for this project I am using vinyl and transfer paper to allow it to stick to my sign while I paint it up.
7. Spray paint your sign.
What’s my favorite spray paint to use for signs? Liquitex Professional Spray Paint.
Why? Because it’s created for exterior use (think graffiti artists), and it has low fumes so I can use it indoors. I cannot speak highly enough about this brand!
How to Store Bathing Suits and Beach Towels Outside
Remember: Use multiple, light coats to ensure the best coverage and minimal leakage!
8. Remove all of your vinyl.
9. Distress the wood to give it an aged look.
I absolutely love all my signs with a distressed finish! You can skip this step if you’re not a fan though.
10. Now, use your matte top coat spray paint over your sign to protect it from the elements (especially if it’ll be directly in the sun!).
11. Then, cut as many branch “hangers” as you would like. Five was just enough for me, but whatever you’d prefer is also just fine!
12. Next, drill holes in all of your branch pieces as well as where they will be located on your sign. It’ll just make screwing them in a hundred times easier.
13. Finally, add hangers to the back and hang it up!!
Isn’t this the cutest little thing? You could even use it in your bathroom (or try another one of my bathroom signs) if you’d prefer. I just love how simple and versatile it is! 🙂
If you loved this project then you’ll definitely want to browse some of my other Wood Signs that are full of step-by-step tutorials as well as freebies galore!
Can’t wait to see you again, and Happy Crafting! – LZ
Pssttt… don’t forget to download the file before you go!
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This post was originally created in June 2015, and then updated in October 2020.