Easy Valentine's Day Scrap Wood Sign

If you like easy peasy ideas for valentine's decor, then you'll love this! Plus it's a great way to recycle scrap wood you may have kicking around. But even better, this easy valentine's day scrap wood sign costs next to nothing to make.



A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

Easy Scrap Wood Valentine Sign

You can see I used tongue and groove pine boards that I had in my stash but any small piece of scrap wood you have laying around is perfect for this DIY valentine sign.

A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

If you don't have red and white baker's twine, no worries, use whatever string you have. For the heart, you can use a wooden heart shape like I did or make one with cardboard. 



A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

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A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

What You'll Need To Make It

Besides scrap wood, baker's twine, and a heart shape, you'll also need white school glue or a hot glue gun, and a wee bit of white paint. Again, use what you have on hand.



A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

Here's How I Made It

Step 1 - Paint Scrap Wood

My previously painted tongue and groove scrap wood for the sign measures 12" x 6 1/2". Paint the scrap wood white with either acrylic craft paint, like I did, or chalk-style paint. Remember, we're going for a next to nothing cost here so use what you have on hand.



Step 2 - Creating The Quote

I created the, you tug at my heartstrings quote in Cricut Design Space because I'm making the quote with black permanent vinyl. Here's a screenshot so you can see the font and other settings I used if you have a Cricut machine. But if you don't, I've got you covered.



A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

If you don't have a Cricut machine you could use either this image transfer technique or this image transfer technique for adding the quote to your sign. Design it first in Microsoft Word or PicMonkey.



Here's the quote cut and weeded in vinyl with the transfer paper on top. I had some small red vinyl hearts leftover from another project to replace the dot on the letter i with a red heart.



A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

Step 3 - Transfer Quote Onto Wood

Transfer the quote onto the painted scrap wood and we're ready to play with some string but first, we need to do one more step.



A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

Step 4 - Seal The Quote

Whether you made the quote with vinyl or used one of the other image transfer methods, it's a good idea to seal the quote. Use whatever satin clear coat you have on hand but make sure it's non-yellowing.



A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

Step 5 - Add A String Heart

For this step, you'll need either a 3-inch heart-shaped cardboard cutout or a wooden cutout. I used a wooden one that I had on hand.



You can use white school glue or a hot glue gun for this next step. Confession: I started with school glue and found it too messy and ended up switching to a hot glue gun. Plus it went much quicker too - patience is not one of my virtues.



Starting at the top run a bead of glue along the outer edge of the heart and wrap the red and white baker's twine (or whatever twine or string you have on hand) around the heart, working your way towards the center. Easy peasy!



A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

Cut a short strand of baker's twine and glue it onto the sign like a balloon string (pictured above). Next, glue the twine wrapped heart on the top left corner of the sign. I set mine a little over the edge of the scrap wood. Trim the excess twine on the bottom (pictured below) and we're done!



Here's another DIY Valentine's Day sign idea that you might like. For more heart-day inspiration visit my DIY Valentine Ideas page.



A quick and easy DIY scrap wood sign idea for valentine's day with an adorable heartstring quote that costs next to nothing to make.

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  1. Marie, this is gorgeous! I love how it looks and you presented it beautifully! I am pinning this!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Maya, I'm glad you like it and the way I staged the photos (often a struggle). Thank you also for the pin. Have a good weekend! xo

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  2. That is so cute, I love it! Pinning!

    Tania

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  3. This is such a sweet piece! I can see it being a great gift for an anniversary too.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  4. This is so cute. What makes it better is using what's on hand for a nearly free project. Love it!!!

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    1. Thank you Luana, I'm glad you like it! I get great satisfaction out of making things for next to no money.

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    1. Thanks Denise, the possibilities are endless with these machines. I hope you get one.

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  6. Marie, This is just too stinkin' cute! I love it. Made a copy so I can work on it for next year. Would make a great gift for a birthday gift or best friend's gift, etc. ADORABLE!

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    1. So glad you like it and plan to make one next year. Yes, it would make a great birthday or best friend's gift - never thought of that!

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  7. I think this is so fun and cute. My favorite Valentines always make me laugh and this sign made me laugh when I saw it.

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    1. Thanks Leanna, glad I made you laugh. I love that my wood and craft stash is finally dwindling thanks to not shopping over the last year. What a shopping spree it's going to be once this is all over!

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  8. This is such a sweet sign! I just love how you have used the butchers twine to make that gorgeous heart balloon.

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