Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s one of those Holiday’s I always want to decorate for, but I never know what to do.
I live in an apartment complex and I really wanted to do something so my neighbors could “feel the love”.
Ya know the cute Valentine’s Day decor love. 😉
I thought and though and then something hit me. I made this adorably cute “JOY” sign for Christmas this year. It was such a fun and easy project. And it’s super cute, right?
I had all the supplies at home to do the same exact thing and this JOY sign….so I thought what I write for Valentine’s Day?
Ah, yes a love sign will do.
DIY Valentine’s Day Love Sign.
Initially I was going to write LOVE and then put the lights through just the heart, or “o”.
But I loved this so much plain, I decided not to mess with it.
Here is my love sign in the window. I think my neighbors all love each other a little more. Thanks to this wonderific sign.
I have gotten many compliments on it.
How did I make it?
Haha. Well. Uh. Cardboard. Paint. and tape.
Everyone is always amazed by it.
Here is a step by step tutorial how I made it…ENJOY!
Supplies for Love Sign:
Step by step instructions:
1. Get your cardboard.
I had a piece I got from Lowe’s a while back. My piece was approximately 20×30 in.
2. Paint it
Whatever color your little heart desires. I chose white and gray.
Paint it all one color first. I did white first.
3. Make your stripes
I used 2 pieces of masking tape to make thicker stripes. I also used something to make sure I was doing the right amount of space between the pieces of tape.
Once you’re done taping take your second color and paint the cardboard. (Picture above shows how I painted it. I didn’t paint the whole sign. I just painted each stripe.)
Wait a half an hour for your paint to dry then slowly take the tape off. It should not stick to the cardboard.
4. Write your word
I used a pencil to write the word. I could erase it if I messed up.
After I traced over each letter with red paint.
I was able to finish this whole project while both my kids were napping. Hope you enjoy this Valentines love sign!
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