Can you believe January is almost over? Time is just flying by this year for me. February brings the first decorating holiday of the year…Valentine’s Day! I realized last weekend that we don’t have any decorations for this love-ly holiday (see what I did there?), and for some reason I felt like we should have something. So, I decided to make a wooden Valentine’s Day sign.
I bought a wooden 6″ x 9″ canvas from Michael’s, and painted it with some red craft paint I had on hand. It was on sale for about $4, and I had a coupon, too, so it was really inexpensive (hooray!).
I then printed out the word ‘LOVE’ in large letters onto some card stock paper, but I added a picture of a heart in the place of the ‘O.’ I used my Exacto knife to cut out the letters and make a stencil. You could buy stencils, and skip this step, but it will cost you more money. With a nice sharp Exacto knife, making your own stencil is surprisingly easy.
I taped the stencil to the painted wood, and used a foam applicator to paint on the letters.
I then added some freehand borders, dots, and some hearts on the side to finish it off. And that’s how I made my Valentine’s Day wooden sign. Easy and inexpensive…that’s my kind of DIY decorating!