I LOVE making signs! I don’t do very many personal requests anymore (I am blessedly busy!) but sometimes the bug just bites ya! Check it out, with a few supplies I had on hand and few that I recently purchased I whipped up a new Valentine Sign in no time!
Supplies I Used for my LOVE Sign
- Wood Sign: This sign measures 8 x 30. If you can’t find it, a wood board of the same sign would work!
- Dixie Belles Cotton and Muscadine Wine Chalk Mineral Paint
- Unfinished wood letters
- Small Wreath: I found mine at TJ Maxx
- Round watercolor brush, regular flat square brushes.
- Mod Podge in matte
- Hot glue and glue gun
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Gathering our love supplies
Well the girls (my daughter, my sons girlfriend and I) had a shopping day not to long ago and I found this cutest heart shaped wreath at TJ Maxx for less than $8!
I knew I’d use it somewhere and when I dug out this long rectangle sign from the supplies in my craft room, I knew I wanted to make a Valentine sign.
So my next visit to Hobby Lobby I grabbed a few unfinished wood letters, L, V, and E.
Then I went back through my stash again and found a left over Never-ending transfer from Re-Design with Prima, several different designs of scrapbook paper.
Next I grabbed my paint, Cotton and Muscadine Wine.
These are the same colors I used in my last project on my mini houses, click here for the blog post!
Now I just had to figure out how to put it all together!
Assembling our love sign
OK! Let’s Craft!
First I started out painting my letters, I painted my L in Cotton and my E in Muscadine wine.
Once these were all covered and dry, I added my Never-ending transfer to my L.
For more detailed instructions, click here to see how I use and apply transfers to projects.
I have several blogs post on how to do this, you basically remove the backing and apply it to your project. rub it really good before removing the top cover!
Then I added a white and black polka dot scrapbook paper by decoupaging this on to the surface.
If you want to see other projects where I used decoupage, click here!
You just need your favorite glue, mine is matte Mod Podge, a brush and your paper of choice.
Once that was all done, I positioned everything onto my unfinished sign to make sure everything would not only fit, but look good.
Then I grabbed my favorite glue gun and started gluing away!
Later, I realized my E blended in too much with the background and looked too plain, so I went back with a little watered down Cotton and my favorite round watercolor brush and handprinted stripes.
Now it doesn’t get lost!
That is it!
I hope I inspired you to give this a try and if you do, please share!
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Hope you have a great week and happy crafting!
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