Friday, January 25, 2013

Burlap and Wood Love Sign

After seeing all the Pottery Barn knock-offs for this Noel sign, I thought it would be fun to create a Valentine's version.
  Here is what you need:
- Board
- Vinyl Stencil
- Paint
-Decorative Nails
- Sandpaper
- Glitter (Optional)

Here is what you do:
1. Cut your board to 9" x 11" (mine is two boards glued together)
2. Paint your board and let it dry.
3. Sand until you like the results.
4. Cut a piece of burlap a little smaller than your board and nail in place with decorative nails.
5. Apply your vinyl stencil (it's a bit tricky to get it to stick to the burlap and not the application tape, just go slow) 
 6. Paint the letters black and the heart red. While the heart is still wet, you can add a little red glitter.
I didn't want my letters to be super dark, so after I dipped my brush in the paint, I dabbed it on a paper towel to get most of the paint off. Then, I brushed it on the burlap. 
7. Carefully remove the vinyl stencil and fray the edges of the burlap.
 That's it! Do you LOVE it?
Since it says love, this sign doesn't have to be put away after Valentine's is over. It can stay up all year long!
Come back later for the free digital file to create your own.

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Gallamore West said...

This is gorgeous!! You did such a great job. Burlap is my very favorite material to craft with. Have you seen all of the fun prints on burlap at Jo Ann's right now? They are amazing! Have a great weekend!
Laurie @ Gallamore West

Amanda said...

Love this! Pinned it. Hope to make one! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

Brooke said...

I LOVE this! The little glittery red heart is my favorite! Thanks so much for sharing! It's bee pinned. Have a great weekend!

Danielle said...

Love this!! I want one for my home!!!! The heart inside the O is my favorite part. I'm a new follower - here from Young & Crafty.

Happy weekend!

teryl said...

What a wonderful project!

Bethany Lee said...

Love it!

Jedi Craft Girl said...

This is really cute! I may have to make one!! I love painting burlap - it's my favorite! Here is my painted burlap banner tutorial.
Thanks for sharing!!

Stephany said...

I really like this!
I really want to try this just with our last initial to leave out all year long. I really love the burlap...I love it in general.

Thanks for such a great tutorial!

Hope your weekend is great.
♥ Stephany

Nicole A. said...

I found you on the nifty thrifty things link up. I love how this looks. I've always been intrigued by burlap. I haven't yet done a project with it though. Your tutorial was great with all the photos.

Kristy Schalk said...

Love love Love this!! Really cute!!

Mandy Hank said...

Adorable! Perfect for Vday :) I just love burlap!!

Mandy @

Laurie said...

Wonderful tutorial and project! I just ~love~ it! Pinning!

Natalia Lynn said...

I love this! I would love to give it a try, it's so cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kristine @ Lovely Again by Kris said...

Adorable!!! The heart inside the O is wonderful. I love it! I will be Pinning! :)

Jenn AJennuineLife said...

Great thrifty project! I'd love it if you stopped by and linked up at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life.

The Honeysuckle Bus Stop said...

How fun! I definitely will be trying this. Thanks for sharing!

Tonna @ USS Crafty said...

Cute love sign!

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Emily said...

Oh I think this is wonderful. Makes me want a Cameo, or something similar!

Stella Marie said...

This is really great!

4 You With Love said...

SHUT the front door...I LOVE this project. Now I really need to get a cameo!

Nancy Bandzuch said...

Such a sweet project!
I'd love for you to stop by and link this up at my link party, which is live right now. It is for new and OLD projects!
Hope to see you there!

Jeni said...

Very cute!

Eva Taylor said...

This turned out great! I would love for you to link this up for all my readers at my new linky party!! :)

Artsy VaVa said...

This is great! Thanks for the tutorial!

Amanda said...

Love the contrasting textures and colors.

Kathie said...

LOVE this!


Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

This is SO cute! And I have tons of leftover burlap that I could use to make one. Thanks for sharing...your newest follower, Jessica from

The Golden Sycamore said...

I love it! What a cute idea! You did a beautiful job!

Dawn Harmon said...

This is so beautiful! I love it. My husband just got me a Cameo for my birthday! I think I just found my weekend project :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Kara said...

I love this sign! I had already pinned it, but since you linked it up to my party last week, I've just gotta feature it as well. :)

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

What a beautiful sign! I love the little heart in the O. Super cute! I found you over at Lil Luna features. I have a link party going on right now that I would love for you to link up to if you're interested! Hope to see you soon!

Gail Wilson said...

Angie--LOVE your plaque! It's just so perfectly sweet!



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