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. These love signs definitely make perfect Valentine’s Day decor ideas for your home. Not only are they easy to create, but with the addition of your own personal touch and message, they will surely be a heartfelt gift for your loved ones.

If you’re tired of the same old store-bought Valentine’s decor, why not try something a little different this year?

DIY Love Sign Decor with 16 free templates

My husband loves cards. He loves writing cards and he loves receiving cards. Instead of writing another card to file away, I decided to make a small wooden sign and put a love quote on it.

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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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Love Sign Templates

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

Access our free templates for Valentine’s day signs here!

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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 after 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!

If you want to add a touch of cuteness to your decor here’s our cute Valentine’s sign! And for a warm and loving atmosphere that radiates love and joy here’s our list of signs about love for more inspiration.

How to Make Small Wooden Love Sign

Now is the time to make your wood sign!

You have a couple of options to get started: you can either visit your local craft or hardware store and choose from a wide selection of ready-made wood signs, or if there’s no size and design that you like, you can just purchase a piece of wood and have them cut it to your desired size.

We have a post on how to make a wood sign to guide you through the process. This is the same method we used to make these small wooden signs.

And for more wooden signs inspiration here’s our list of wooden love signs!

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Cut List for Small Wooden Love Sign

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. You can see the process and get the material list from our tutorial linked above.

Where to Buy Blank Wood Signs

If you don’t feel like going through the trouble of making your own sign from scratch, but you’re up for painting and designing it yourself, you can also purchase blank farmhouse signs.

These come in various sizes and shapes, giving you the freedom to choose the perfect one for your DIY project. Here is a list of some blank small wooden sign options from Etsy:

How to Paint Small Wooden Love Sign

When it comes to painting and designing your Valentine’s wood signs, who says you must stick to paint?

If you’re looking for a mess-free, simple, and speedy alternative, look no further than a Sharpie! A reliable Sharpie paint pen can be just as effective, offering precise control, vibrant color, and easy application.

It’s perfect for those intricate details or for people who feel more comfortable with a pen-like tool. Plus, Sharpies come in a variety of colors and thicknesses, providing you the versatility to truly make your sign unique.

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. Our post on how to paint farmhouse signs has more tips on painting with a sharpie!

You can get more inspiration from Valentine’s Day wood signs we have listed here.

Can I hang these wooden love signs outdoors?

Of course, you can hang these wooden love signs outdoors! As long as they are properly sealed and protected from harsh weather conditions, they can make a beautiful addition to your outdoor decor.

Keep in mind that you may need to touch up or repaint them over time if exposed to these outside elements.

However, if you prefer to keep your wooden love signs indoors or don’t have a covered outdoor area, you can still showcase them in your home.

They make great wall decor for any room and can add a touch of love to your interior design. Plus, they’re small enough to fit on shelves or mantels if you don’t have much wall space available.

These small wooden signs with love sayings are totally perfect for adding a touch of romance to your home decor.

They also make great handmade gifts for your special someone. So go ahead and create your own unique love sign for Valentine’s and any special day!

Check out our guide on how to make your own I Love You Wood Sign if you want a charming and timeless look for your decor!

If you’re not into crafting, check out these Valentine’s Day signs for more options.

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. Start by picking out any of our FREE love template. Print out the template of your choice and cut the template to size of the sign
  2. Place the graphite paper (dark side down) onto the sign, and then place the template on top. Tape the template in place.
  3. Carefully trace the outline of the design using a pencil. Take your time for accuracy and precision. Once you have finished tracing, gently remove the template and graphite paper, revealing your beautifully outlined design.
  4. Grab a sharpie pen in your favorite color and start coloring in the love quote on your sign. Take your time and be creative with your color choices.
  5. Enjoy your new DIY Valentine sign!

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