If you see those unfinished wood XO letters at a craft store, grab em! I’m gonna show you how to make them into cute signs you can use in your Valentine decor whether you add them on a shelf, or as fillers for those tiered trays!
Supplies I Used for mY XO Signs
- Unfinished wood letters: XO
- Craft unfinished wood cubes: I found these in the craft section at Dollar Tree and unfinished wood section at Hobby Lobby
- Caviar: Dixie Belle’s Chalk Mineral paint in black
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbook paper of your choice: I used red and white stripes
- Fiskar Self Healing Mat, Cricut craft knife, sandpaper or sand block.
- Mod Podge in matte
- Hot glue and glue gun
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making our Xo signs
Are these really signs? Or fillers?
Either way, I love how these turned out!
First I painted the backsides and the sides in Caviar, Dixie Belles’ black.
Once this was dry, I painted Mod Podge and then I decoupaged my scrapbook paper onto the front side.
Since I have striped scrapbook paper, I had to be careful I match the strips on each letter, going vertically.
Once the Mod Podge was dry, I used my cricut knife to cut around the letters and remove the excess scrapbook paper, then I used my sandpaper to clean up the edges.
When this was done, I applied a coat of Mod Podge over the topside of my XO’s as a sealer.
Since these letters won’t stand on their own, I ended up using unfinished wood cubes and glued them onto the backside.
I hope you check out my video, I try to show you how I glued them on.
They were not hot glued, flush on the backside of the letters, I placed the cube on the table and then butted the letter up to it the way I wanted the letter to be held.
This ended up being at an angle.
On another project, it took me a few times to get it.
I just removed the cube and re-glued until I had it the way I wanted it!
And that is it!
Currently my XO’s are sitting on my mantle, but they also fit nicely on my tiered trays too!
click below to see my video
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Hope you have a great week and happy crafting!
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