February 14th is just around the corner. Let’s put a little love in the air. What better way to spread the cheer than by decorating your home with a touch of Valentine’s Day magic to make your family feel the love.
Let your creativity shine with an adorable DIY porch sign that’s as unique as your own love story.
This adorable DIY Valentine’s Porch Sign can be placed next to the front door or even used indoors on the fireplace mantel.
Are you ready? OK, then grab your supplies, it is time to craft an adorable DIY porch sign that will make your home the envy of the block!
You can use my design or choose your own design. Get inspired by making your own spin to my porch sign idea, to create one from rustic farmhouse chic to playful and modern, and find the perfect style to match your personality.
Crafting with love: I have a step-by-step tutorial to guide you through the creation process. Like many of my craft projects, this adorable Valentines porch sign is very easy to make for your home.
Let’s explore creative ways to personalize your sign with unique embellishments, from paint, glitter, wooden hearts and ribbons to buttons and faux flowers.
Are you ready to unleash your creativity and add a touch of love to your home this Valentine’s Day? Let’s go, sweet friend!
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ADORABLE DIY VALENTINE’S PORCH SIGN FOR YOUR HOME – STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL
- Wood Board 10 x 20
- Large White Letters in L O V E (found at Hobby Lobby for $3.49 each)
- Dixie Belle Paint Fiery Sky Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint®
- Dixie Belle Paint Prickly Pear Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint®
- Smooth Roller
- Sanding Sponge
- 2” Wired Ribbon (your choice)
- ½” ribbon (your choice – I used three different kinds)
- Wooden Heart (package from Hobby Lobby)
- Decorative Wooden Hearts (box from Hobby Lobby)
- E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive Glue
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Floral Wire (for making bow)
- Tack Cloth or lint free rag
Before starting this project, I laid out the letters on the wooden board. It was to get an idea of spacing.
Next, the white letters were placed to the side to sand the edges and rough spots.
The wood may have some rough spots. You can take a sanding sponge or sanding block to smooth out the edges or any rough spots.
I also had to use the sanding sponge later to remove some unwanted glue.
The raw wood is really going to suck in the paint. For this project, I am using Dixie Belle Paint’s Fiery Sky Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint®. It is a beautiful deep red. To apply it on the surface of the wood, I using the Smooth Roller Kit. It will help me to glide the paint on for a beautiful smooth finish.
I will not need to prime first. This remarkable paint combines a primer, paint, and topcoat into one formula, streamlining your painting process. Also, the Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint is the built-in topcoat. There is no need to apply wax or a topcoat.
This project will require two to three coats of paint. Allow the paint to dry at least 1-2 hours before applying the second coat. Paint the edges in the same color. I applied two coats of paint on the back and three coats on the front of the sign.
You can find a pack of wooden craft hearts at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 less 40% and were $1.19. The box of mini hearts at $2.49 less 40% and were $1.49. Not bad and can use them for other projects!
The large and small heart are painted with an artist brush in Fiery Sky. The medium size heart is painted in Prickly Pear. The hearts will require two coats of paint. I did not paint the backs.
3. Add Letters
The letters were already white. I decided not to paint them. If you want to paint them in a Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint, I recommend the colors White Cap (purer white) or Oyster (grayish white that works great too).
Line up the letters on the board. Do not center the letters from the top and bottom. If you are using it on the porch, you want to see the words leave approximately 5 or 6 inches at the bottom.
Now it is time to glue the letters to the board.
Add a generous amount of E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive Glue to the back of the letter. Try not to get the glue too close to the edge of the letter.
Place the letter back on the board in position (you can use a pencil to mark where to place your letters).
Here is why you don’t want the glue close to the sides? As you can see in the photo above, I had one letter where too much glue was used.
With a sanding sponge or sanding block, lightly sand the area to remove the glue without removing all of the paint. You may need to take an artist brush to touch up the area.
Here is where you can be creative. You can use hearts, faux flowers, buttons, etc. to embellish your letters. A painted heart with pink or red glitter would look beautiful. A faux rose could be hot glued to the letter “O” or used to outline a letter.
I chose to paint wooden hearts and stack them together. In lieu of the small center heart, try adding a large black button to make the colors pop. There are some many creative ways to decorate your sign.
You can use your hot glue gun to add a dab of glue to pink heart and place in the center of the large red heart. Next add some glue to the small red heart back and place in the center of the pink heart.
Now add a dab of hot glue to the back of the heart and press it on the letter “O”. Hold it in place for about a minute.
I made a simple bow from wired ribbon. Around the center loop, I tied 1/2″ Valentine’s ribbon with hearts and gingham plaid to hang down as streamers. I trimmed any ribbon tails that were too long. I tried to keep them in varying lengths cut at an angle.
This bow has a red sparkle to it with a lovely fringe with some gold metallic running through it. Love the Valentine’s ribbon as streamers on the bow.
ADORABLE DIY VALENTINE’S PORCH SIGN FOR YOUR HOME
Here is the adorable DIY Valentine’s Porch Sign placed on the fireplace mantel. I love how it adds a pop of color against the white mantel and marble surround.
The sign looks gorgeous on the porch. My tree may need to have some hearts added to it or some Valentine’s ribbon bows.
I love how easy this project was to make for the house! It’s well made too and will last for many years.
I hope you try to make a porch sign for your home. Be sure to let me know if you do make one and send me a photo. I would love to see it.
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Enjoy your day, sweet friend!
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