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Make a Giant Valentine Typographic Sign for under $10!

giant love sign at tatertots and jello valentines day

I love making a big, simple sign for different holidays!

I have the perfect, skinny wall on an archway going into my family room. I’ve made one for a few different seasons and holidays. It’s such an easy way to make a statement. For under $10 you can make a sign that is so striking.

giant love sign at tatertots and jello

Just head down to your hardware store and pick up a simple board. Mine is 11 inches wide by 48 inches high for about $7.

me with the board

(here I am with my Giant Valentine Board)

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Here’s how to make a Giant Valentine Sign:

love sign painted

  • Grab your board.
  • Then spray paint the sign the color you want your text to be.
  • After it dries, print off your lettering using your craft cutter. For Valentine’s Day I used the word “LOVE” but you can use any word you want!
  • Put the letters on your board.
  • Smooth down the edges so there are no air bubbles.
  • Spray paint the top layer color on top of the vinyl.
  • Let the paint dry and then peel off the vinyl letters.
  • Use a mouse sander to distress the sign.
  • Then put a hanger on the back of the board and hang it up!

So easy! And it makes such a statement.

You can make one for your home or it also would look so great on a porch!

love sign and valentine's decor at tatertots and jello

Here are a few other Giant signs I have made in the past:


Easy Typograph Autumn Sign


Gold and White Christmas Sign

I am excited to make a different sign for each major holiday or occasion!


What have you made for Valentine’s Day?? 

Let me know in the comments – I would love to come over and see YOUR ideas!!

Have a Beautiful Day! 


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  1. Linda White says:

    If you could do some sort of wire hanger on the top end, you could make a sign on both sides of board and flip it over to change it!

  2. LOVE the LOVE sign. Need to make one myself!!

  3. I LOVE it Jen. I love how you did the letters sideways too! xo Pinned!
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  4. OOOOOOH love love love love this so much ! It’s such a great idea ! I have to put my hand on a big piece of wood like yours !

  5. I love how often you switch out your signs Jen- and I love this one (no pun intended). So crisp and fresh in the red and white!!
    Krista @the happy housie recently posted…DIY Ombre {love} Pallet Sign On Our Valentines Day Mantel

  6. I love how much “real estate” $10 can get you, and love how cheap enough it is to make them for all seasons :). You can get those boards at Ikea too (for about the same price, If I remember correctly). My boyfriend and I bought 2, and mounted them like a shelf side by side, and pulled the couch up in front of them. It was the cheapest “sofa table” ever!! We stained them of course :).

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I’m all over that!!! LOVE big painted boards & this one is absolutely PERFECT!!!

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  8. LOVE this idea! And I love signs! How did you hang it on the wall?
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  9. Hi Jen-

    LOVE this sign! I think I even have a board already:) Now if it would warm up enough that I could spray paint in the garage!

    Here’s a link to my latest Valentine project: http://www.leftonpeninsularoad.com/2014/01/make-it-hand-stamped-love-pendant.html I also posted my version of the 3-D Valentine: http://www.leftonpeninsularoad.com/2014/01/make-it-3-d-valentine-with-heart-bokeh.html
    Laura Jones recently posted…Make It: Hand-Stamped LOVE Pendant

  10. Thanks for the constant inspiration!! We love dropping in for some colorful, clever ideas!

    Here’s what we’ve been cooking up this valentine’s day. — >> http://www.thediyplaybook.com/2014/01/xoxo-valentines-day-craft.html

  11. Jen, I love this idea! Pinning and planning on doing this when I can find time {hopefully by next Valentine’s Day} :) l
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  12. Ahhhh I need a cricut…or some other type of cutter. That is adorable. I may just have to hand paint one instead!

    I’ve made some gift tags, some ‘love potion’ ,paper flowers, bunting, and a mini pallet valentines display so far…I’m nowhere near done though!


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