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How To Make Valentine Signs

January 19, 2002 By Taina Laraba

· Holidays,Tutorials,Home and Garden

How To Make Valentine Signs

How about these beautiful Monogram signs from Ballard Designs. Would you believe me if I told you these are super simple to make?

The only materials we'll need:

  • Wood signs
  • Paint - 2 of each Acrylic Black, Gold, White and Red paints
  • Steel wool
  • Stencils
  • Larger Paint Brush

Beautiful 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 7" - 4 Pack $17.99

10" Stencils $12.79

Notice how the background and letter are made to look heavily worn.

This photo is actually black with gold.

Step 1. For black and gold sign. Paint the wood square black and allow to dry.

For red and white sign. Paint the wood square white and allow to dry.

Step 2. Using your stencil, center on square and place a couple pieces of scotch tape to hold it in place.

Step 3. If you have a larger paint brush, lovely - but if you don't - use a paper towel.

Step 4. For black and gold sign. Take either your brush or paper towel scrunched up and dip a little into the gold paint. Then pounce it onto another paper towel to remove the excess paint. Now pounce over the stencil. If you need more paint, do the same thing that we just did.

For red and white sign. Take either your brush or paper towel scrunched up and dip a little into the red paint. Then pounce it onto another paper towel to remove the excess paint. Now pounce over the stencil. If you need more paint, do the same thing that we just did.

Step 6. For black and gold sign. Now for aging. Dip a clean paper towel into the gold paint and remove excess paint. Then lightly press over the black area on your sign. Do this all over the black on your sign. Allow to dry. Take another clean paper towel and do the same thing with the black paint then going over the gold letters. Allow to dry.

For red and white sign. Either take a ruler and measure in 1 1/2" on all 4 sides. Place a piece of tape on each line, then paint the area red.

For red and white sign. Now for aging. Dip a clean paper towel into the black paint and remove excess paint. Then lightly press all over the sign, both the white areas and the letter.

Step 7. Now burnish your sign with a piece of steel wool.

All sorts of fonts, colors and sizes to add to our Valentine decor.

Smaller Signs for side tables and night stands

Make Valentine signs that speak to you and your sweet heart. Not every sign is for everyone.

Oh Boy...have I been busy here. I've gathered some Valentine messages that I thought you'd love to frame in the 4" x 6" frames above.

Just print and frame!

What you'll need:

  • Shutter Window frame/art, I bought mine at Michaels.

19 1/2" x 9" Wood Pallet Decor $14.99

  • Gold glitter or Spray glitter
  • ModPodge
  • Clear coat spray paint
  • Ribbon
  • Tape

Step 1. First I painted my letters with the Mod Podge then sprinkled with the gold glitter.

Step 2. I repeated this step for all letters and let them dry. Once dry and well covered I brought the letters outside and sprayed them with a clear semi-gloss overcoat. This will help keep the glitter in place and from falling off.

Step 3. Then I attached a ribbon to the back of each letter.

Step 4. Last I taped the ribbon to the back of the shutter and my sign was done.

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