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Rustic Valentine’s Love Sign

How absolutely adorable is this Rustic Valentine’s Love Sign?? Seriously, I am so happy with how this turned out, and I think you’re really going to love it too!

Making this Valentine’s Day sign is so simple and affordable, there’s no excuse not to decorate your home for February!

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

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Watch the DIY tutorial

I recorded how to make these adorable Rustic Valentine’s Love Sign during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.

If you want to see the DIY process, craft along, or just join in on the fun conversations, you can watch the DIY tutorial replay on Facebook!


For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.

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Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

How to Make a Rustic Valentine’s Love Sign

I started this project by removing the stars from the front of my USA tag sign with a putty knife. Then, I untied the twine hanger from the tag sign and flip it over.

Paint an even coat of white paint on the back of the tag sign and allow it to dry completely. I like to use my heat gun to speed up the drying process.

Once the paint is dry, smooth out the surface with a sanding sponge. Then, I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the surface of the sign and placed the tissue paper onto the Mod Podge.

Cover the surface with a piece of plastic saran wrap and smooth out the tissue paper with a rolling pin. Let the Mod Podge dry then tear off the excess tissue paper from the sign.

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

How to stain wood with acrylic paint

Next up, I removed the metal arrow from the wooden heart. I had to use a screwdriver to unscrew the metal arrow from the wood.

I stained the wooden heart by pouring brown paint onto the wood and spreading it with a wet wipe. Make sure you also stain the edges of the heart.

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

Allow the paint to dry completely then distress the wooden heart with a piece of sand paper. If you don’t have a heat gun, you can use a hairdryer on the low-cool setting instead.

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign


Next I worked on the wooden LOVE heart ornament. I started by painting the entire ornament white, and I dried the paint with my heat gun.

Then, I painted the LOVE black. Once the black paint was dry, I painted two coats of red paint over the black paint. Allow that to dry, then paint over it with white paint.

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

I know that seems like a lot of extra steps, but once the white paint is dry, distress the LOVE with a piece of sand paper. You’ll get the black and red paint showing through the white paint.

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

How to make a bow

I used a few different ribbon patterns to make the bow for this adorable rustic Valentines LOVE sign. You can see exactly how I made my bow by watching the DIY tutorial on Facebook.

Skip ahead to the 1:25:00 mark in the video to see how I made my bow. Then, once the bow is made, it’s time to work on the half wood beads.

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

Put your half wood beads in a small mixing bowl and spray them with water. Pour brown paint into the bowl and swirl the beads around. Wipe each bead with a wet wipe and allow them to dry.

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

Bring it all together

Trace a circle onto your piece of cardboard and cut it out. Then, cut out a smaller circle in the center of the cardboard circle.

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

Paint the cardboard with the silver metallic paint, allow it to dry, then glue it over the hole at the top of the tag sign.

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

Glue the DIY bow just below the hole, the stained wooden heart below the bow, and half wood beads in a line below the wooden heart. Lightly brush a bit of red paint onto each wood bead.

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

Then, glue the LOVE ornament on the front of the stained wooden heart. Lastly, tie the jute twine hanger back onto the top of the Rustic Valentine’s Love Sign!

Rustic Valentine's Love Sign

If you’re looking for more DIY Valentine’s Day decor ideas, you should check out my adorable standing hearts craft kit!

If you love these cute little standing hearts, you have to check out my other DIY kits!

Also, check out the napkin bundles available! These are great for DIY’ing with! You can decoupage them onto practically any surface and create unique, one-of-a-kind home decor!

I hope you enjoyed this Rustic Valentine’s Love Sign as much as I did and decide to make one for yourself! I would love to see how yours turns out!

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If you loved this DIY you might also like this Dollar Tree mop head gnome! 

Thanks for stopping by! XOXO Amber

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