Valentine’s Day is almost here! Are you looking for a unique and heartfelt way to express your love? This I Love You wood sign is the perfect way to do just that! Not only does it make for a great Valentine’s Day decor idea, but it also serves as a beautiful reminder of your love year-round.
This wooden sign features old book pages for a charming and timeless look. Handcraft it for your significant other or give it as a gift to a loved one!
Valentine’s Day is all about expressing your love and appreciation for those special people in your life. “I love you” are simple yet powerful words that can melt anyone’s heart, and incorporating them into your home decor is a sweet and meaningful gesture.
Not only does this sign add a warm and romantic touch to your home, but it also serves as a unique decor piece that will stand out among traditional Valentine’s decorations.
As mentioned above, we’re going to use old book pages to create a vintage look for this wooden sign.
Handmade gifts are always a heartfelt way to show someone you care, and this DIY project is no exception.
Supplies Used for I Love You Wood Sign
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Trace Wood Blocks onto Book Pages
Don’t worry about the exact shape of the paper – it’s okay if they’re slightly larger than the wood blocks since we’ll be trimming them later. Just make sure you have enough pages traced for each block.
Tear Book Pages
Once you have traced the wood blocks onto the book pages, it’s time to get that rustic look.
Use your hands to gently tear out the squares instead of using scissors. This will create a more natural and uneven edge, adding to the vintage charm.
As you’re tearing the pages, keep in mind that they don’t have to be perfect.
In fact, the more imperfect and rough they are, the better! This will add character to your wooden sign and make it truly one-of-a-kind.
Lastly, gather all of the torn book pages and arrange them in a way that you like on top of each wood block.
You can layer them on top of each other or have just one page per block – it’s up to you! Once you’re satisfied with the arrangement, move on to the next step.
Glue Book Pages to Wood Blocks
The gluing process is where your I Love You wood sign really takes shape. Carefully secure the book pages onto the wood blocks, making sure they’re arranged exactly how you want them.
Play around with the placement before gluing everything down to see what looks best to you.
Use a generous amount of hot glue or adhesive to make sure the pages stay in place. Press down firmly to guarantee they are securely attached to the blocks.
Once all of your book pages are glued onto the wood blocks and have dried, you can trim off any extra paper around the edges.
This will give your sign a cleaner look and make the pages fit perfectly onto the blocks.
Paint I Love You on Wood Blocks
With the wood blocks now covered in old book pages, it’s time to paint the words “I Love You.”
We used white and red acrylic paint, but you can choose any colors you’d like! Pink is also a popular choice for Valentine’s Day. This step is where you can really personalize the sign to fit your own style and taste.
Once you’ve painted all of the letters, let them dry completely. You don’t want to smudge the paint while handling the blocks.
Decorate and Display I Love You Wood Sign
If you want to add more personalization to your I Love You wood sign, you can decorate it with small trinkets or embellishments.
For example, you can glue on some small heart-shaped buttons or add some glitter for a touch of sparkle.
For displaying your sign, you can simply put it on a shelf or mantel and add some fairy lights around the sign.
This will not only bring a cozy ambiance to your home but also highlight the wooden sign as a focal point in the room. Plus, it makes for a great background for Valentine’s Day photos!
What type of book pages should I use for this project?
Any old book pages will work! You can even use different types of paper, such as sheet music or newspaper, to add more variety.
The key is to choose pages with interesting fonts or images that will add character to your wooden sign.
You can also try using pages from a book that holds special meaning to you and your loved one, such as a favorite novel or poem. This will make the project even more sentimental and personalized.
Alternatively, you can also print out pages with your desired text or design if you don’t want to tear and use book pages.
If you want free printable templates, you can get them here in our post on small wooden love signs for Valentine’s Day!
This DIY I Love You sign is not only a sweet and thoughtful way to decorate for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also a fun, creative, and easy project to make.
Add some handmade love to your home this Valentine’s Day with this wooden sign and show your special someone how much they mean to you!
- Trace the wood blocks onto the book pages using a pencil. You can choose pages with special meaning or interesting fonts for added personalization.
- Tear out the book pages by hand instead of using scissors for a more natural and unique look. Play around with the placement of the pages on each block before gluing them down for your desired design.
- Use hot glue or adhesive to securely attach the pages onto the wood blocks. Make sure to press down firmly and trim off any excess paper for a clean finish.
- Paint the words "I Love You" onto the blocks using acrylic paint and a brush. You can use any color combination you'd like - using a heart for the word "love" is also a cute touch.
- Let the paint dry completely before decorating your wooden sign with small trinkets or embellishments. This step is optional but adds a personal and unique touch to your sign.
- Display your I Love You wood sign in your home by placing it on a shelf or mantel. You can also add some fairy lights for a cozy and romantic ambiance, perfect for Valentine's Day photos!
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