How To Make A Marquee DIY Love Sign (Step By Step)
Are you looking to make a DIY Love Sign? This is such an easy and adjustable project that can me made for so many occasions.
DIY Love Sign Materials
DIY Love Sign Video
DIY Love Sign instructions
1. Pick your Piece of Wood
To start this project we had some scrap wood laying around that I had my husband help me cut it to fit the size that I needed. You could easily use foam core board, plywood, for this project or another backing of your choice.
2. Paint your Wood
For my background, I’m using folk art Ultra dye in the color red. I shook the die up placed some of it in a mason jar and used my plaid brush to paint it onto my wood. You might want to use gloves as this is a dye and can potentially dye your hands a little bit. One of the great things I love about many Folk Art products is they are all water soluble so it makes it really easy to clean your brush after you’re done painting a project. Another thing that I’m a huge fan of these ultra dyes is that you can paint them on once let them dry and leave them as is for a lighter color or paint on a second coat for a darker color.
Another option would be to paint them on and then use a rag or paper towel to wipe off the excess to get another look. I love the way the wood grain still comes through with these dyes as well.
I painted it until I got the desired look that I wanted and I didn’t worry about the side edges as I would be doing something else with the piece. I let the piece dry completely before moving forward.
3. Add Your Love Stickers
One day as I was walking around Walmart I found these beautiful mirror wall stickers. I made sure to grab them because I knew I’d be able to do something fun with them. Although these mirror stickers were great for walls they’re good for many other projects as well you just have to. Use your creativity. I peeled the stickers off the back and placed them onto the wood. If I did it light enough I was able to move the letters until I got them into the place that I wanted them to be then I pressed them down firmly to make them adhere to the wood.
4. Add the picture to your Frame (if applicable)
I had purchased this frame from Dollar Tree and knew that the frame would work great for this project. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to leave the glass in but after putting it together I found out that I could so I left the glass in placed the mirror side down and then bent the tabs over the top of the wood. I had to use the pliers to help get them over the top to hold it in place and I used a paper towel to carefully protect the glass.
Once it was all put together it was ready for display. I love all the vibrant color options that Folk Art Ultra Dye has and this red was just the perfect look for this sign that I was creating.
A love sign craft like this could be used for Valentines Day, a wedding, Christmas, and decorations for any holiday, but it could also be used year-round and for other special occasions. If you wanted you could add some string lights around it. I was glad to use a piece of scrap wood for my project, but as I mentioned earlier you could use foam boards, and old pallet as well. If you can’t find the mirror stickers, you could stencil your wood sign, or use wooden letters that you paint with white paint and hot glue as well. This is an inexpensive way to make your mantel or front porch have a lovely decoration all year long. Other options include adding thumb tacks to foam board, adding the word love to farmhouse signs, etc. So what are you waiting for, visit your local craft store today to get started, and happy crafting!
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I think I start all my comments on your blog with “Wow!” Because you are just amazing! The things you think of! This is so easy and so beautiful – thanks for another round of great inspiration!