Small Wooden Love Signs for Valentine’s Day – FREE Printables

Instead of a card, tell someone you love them with a small wooden love sign for Valentine’s day. Or update your farmhouse decor with these DIY wood signs, complete with free printable templates.

My husband loves cards. He loves writing cards and he loves receiving cards.


DIY Love Sign Decor with 16 free templates

Instead of writing another card to file away, I decided to make a small wooden sign and put a love quote on it. It said “Hello Love.”

Then on the back, I wrote a little love note to him. He LOVED it!

Ever since then, I’ve used that little hello love sign all over. In photos of furniture, on our farmhouse shelf, for nightstand decor and decor on top of a dresser.

This little sign has been my go-to piece of decor throughout our home.

So, with Valentine’s Day coming up, I decided I wanted to make him another Valentine’s Day sign.

And, I wanted to share the design with you, so then you can make your own gift for your spouse (or just as farmhouse decoration haha).

These little signs are super easy to make and even easier to “paint.”

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DIY Small Wooden Love Signs for Valentine's Day

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Make your own Valentine’s Day Card with a small wooden love sign! Tell your loved one how much you love them with a DIY farmhouse sign as your Valentine’s day gift. Write on the back of it to turn it into a love note! Choose one of our 16 free templates and paint your love saying with a sharpie! 

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy



  1. Print out the FREE love template of your choice.
  2. Cut the template to size.
  3. Place the graphite paper (dark side down) onto the sign, and then place the template on top. Tape the template in place.
  4. Trace the outline of the design. Then remove the template and graphite paper.
  5. Color in the love quote with a sharpie pen.
  6. Enjoy your new DIY Valentine sign!

Love Sign Templates

Click here to access our free templates for Valentine’s day signs!

Here is a list of Valentine’s Day love sign templates that we have available for small wooden signs (5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″)

  • You Make My Heart Smile
  • God Gave Me You
  • It’s Always Been You
  • Be Mine
  • Swear to be Overdramatic and True to You
  • I Love You More than Yesterday… Yesterday You Got on my Nerves
  • Hello Love
  • I’m a Sucker for You
  • XOXOXOXO love.
  • Love is the Closest Thing We Have to Magic
  • Besides Chocolate, You’re My Favorite
  • Love You More
  • We’re Better Together
  • I Like Your Butt
  • I Love You Like a Fat Kid Loves Cake
valentines day printables from A Ray of Sunlight

I’ve even compiled all of our farmhouse sign printable templates for you, not just the love sayings for small wooden signs, but ALL of our free templates! Just click that link above the list!

Once you have your template printed out, cut the template down to size by cutting around the border.

Then trace the design onto your wood sign with graphite paper!

How to Make a Wood Sign

Click here to learn how to make wood signs. This is the same method we used to make these small wooden signs.

how to make a farmhouse wood sign

Cut List for Small Wooden Signs

For these love signs, we used 1″ x 6″ common board, cut at 5 1/2″ each. (The 1″ x 6″ board is really 5 1/2″ wide, so it works out to be a perfect square.)

Then we cut the furring strips into (2) 5 1/2″ long pieces and (2) 6 3/4″ long pieces.

Click on the link above to see the process and get the material list!

Where to Buy Blank Farmhouse Signs

If you don’t want to make your own sign, but you want to paint it, you can buy blank farmhouse signs!

Here is a list of some blank small wooden sign options from Etsy:

How to Paint Farmhouse Signs

You don’t have to paint with paint and a paintbrush!

Instead, use a sharpie paint pen!

How to Paint Farmhouse Signs with a sharpie

You can use a regular sharpie or a chisel tip sharpie, but the paint pen gives the best coverage.

Click here for more tips on how to paint farmhouse signs with a sharpie!

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day sign!! If you have any questions, please leave them below!



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