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DIY Love Sign

DIYKim & Chloe

Love Sign DIY Chloe's on a room-cleaning spree... yippee! And part of her new clean look was the desire for a new mantel design, including a love sign. You've seen our past room designs for her, but she's seriously decluttering - again - and wants a look that is simple & elegant, with a little bit of funky. Maybe it's the fall weather and there's such a thing as "fall cleaning," but I asked no questions and she's on a roll!

There are no big changes in the air, just simplifying a bit, but for the mantel, she wanted to replace her monogram message board with a love sign by PocketfulofDreamsUK's but we didn't want to spend $400. So, it was time to be inspired and DIY! We were surprised how easy this project turned out to be, and are already thinking of other projects similar to her new love sign.

DIY love sign supplies


  • wooden letters *
  • gold discs - we used 40 mm sequins
  • gold thumb tacks
  • gold Krylon paint

love sign mantel


1. Sand and prime your wooden letters. Then spray them, making sure to cover sides as well.

2. Starting at bottom, cover letters with discs and thumb tacks. Push thumb tacks 1/2 way the top hole only in so discs can move freely side to side (movement gives it a 3-dimensional quality that makes it more interesting).

3. Add a new row directly above the bottom row, covering the thumbtacks. Where possible, keep the columns and rows straight.

Can you believe - that's it! The only tedious part is that it takes some time to push the thumb tacks in (my thumbs actually got a little sore, so I used a thimble). Other than that, this is a very simple project. Consider it a weekend undertaking and catch up on some movies, football, or a tv series. I have a few I can recommend - any you are liking lately?

* {update 2/19: it seems the wood we used may have changed and it's become almost impossible to push a thumbtack into the wooden letters! If you can't test a thumbtack discreetly before purchasing (in a spot that would not harm it for another purchaser) then we suggest using the exact same idea on CARDBOARD letters. The shape is plainer, but the insertion is easy!}

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