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Valentines’ Day inspired me to make this sign, however I plan to keep it out permanently all year round. I mean shouldn’t love be celebrated all the time :-).I love signs and this one is so simple to make. It only uses one 1x2x8 and some scrap pressed plywood. I always save my scrap wood pieces. Some might say I go a little overboard with saving scrap pieces but for projects like these scraps are so perfect.
Check out what I made for Valentine’s Day, but please stick around to see what the other amazing bloggers did for Valentine’s Day.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR HEART DIY WOOD SIGN
- 1 – 1x2x8
- Scrap pressed plywood
- Chop saw
- Wood glue
- nails – 7/8 inch
- Hammer or nail gun
- Sand paper/sander
- Cutting machine (optional)
CUTS NEEDED FOR HEART DIY WOOD SIGN
- 6 – 1×2 12 inches
- 3 – pressed plywood 1 1/2 8 1/2 inches
STEPS TO MAKE HEART DIY WOOD SIGN
Step 1) I started out by lining up my 1×2 pieces and then turned them facedown. I used a square to help line up the pieces. I placed the three pieces of pressed plywood on the back of the six 1×2 pieces then glued and nailed them to the 1×2 pieces. Then I sanded any rough edges. Now I have a wood backdrop to design my sign.
Step 2) I painted the wood backdrop with one coat of white chalk paint. Then to make the You & Me Heart design I used Word to create a heart template and played around with the font and placement to come up with my design.
Step 3) I traced the heart on the wood backdrop and painted it with gray chalk paint that I made from a mixture of black and white chalk paint. Then I created the words “You & Me” on my Silhouette Cameo and painted on my letters. I used paint colors Sea Breeze by Americana and Gold by Martha Stewart in metallics. Once the paint was dry I sanded the whole piece. Step 4) Finally I applied my 4:1 mixture of gray paint and water. I mix up the water/paint mixture then I paint it on and wipe it off. It is so perfect at picking up the sanded areas and creating a distressed look. Here are a few close ups to see the magic.