Easy Stenciled Scrap Wood Valentine Home Décor Tags
I had a nice piece of pine wood sitting in my garage for ages. I don’t usually decorate for Valentine’s Day, but this year is our 10-year wedding anniversary, so I thought it be fun to make these easy scrap wood Valentine signs. Plus, the Valentine’s Day beaded garland I made got me into the groove.
Let’s start with the video.
Watch the Video
I love my Cricut machine, however this time, I decided use stencils. Here is a quick video of how I made these easy stenciled scrap wood tags for your Valentine’s Day home décor.
Here’s What you Need
Time: 1 Hour
- Drill and Drill Bit
- Paint and Paint Brushes
- Letter Stencils
- Spouncer Brush
- Paper Plate
- Cloth or Paper Towels
Cutting the Wood
The size to cut will depend on the size of your stencils and wood, and the sayings you’d like to have on the sign. I cut the wood on my miter saw. Originally, I started with 16-inches, however ended up trimming them down to 14- inches each. I also used the light beam guide on my saw to cut the angled part of the tag. Use a 3/8-inch drill bit to drill the hole at the top of the tag. I used a scrap piece of wood to place underneath to protect my worktable.
Painting the Signs
I chose to paint these signs pink, white, and red. I used acrylic craft paint and painted on two coats. Paint each side making sure that you allow it to dry in between coats.
Tip: For word placement, use a pencil and stencils before you paint. Take a picture with your phone and then erase the pencil.
Stenciling the Words
I got these stencils from Stencils Online and have used them over and over for many stenciling projects including these stenciled burlap bags I made for a girls trip as well as this cute little doggie bowl placemat. Here are a few stenciling tips.
- Remove excess paint by blotting it on a paper plate. Less is more. Doing this will prevent the paint from bleeding.
- Use a spouncer brush in an up and down motion.
- Wash your stencils in between each letter using warm water. Dry them well before stenciling the next letter.
- If you are making more than one sign, work more efficiently by rotating the stencil letter by letter to allow some dry time.
- You may need to stencil your words out of order to properly place your words.
Adding the Ribbon to your Valentine Sign
- Cut various types of ribbon. The length is up to you. Measure first before you cut.
- Layer them together and fold them in half.
- Insert the folded end into the hole at the back of the sign. Use a chopstick or pencil to help.
- Pull the loop through and then the ends of the ribbon through the loop. Tighten, as necessary.
I thought they turned out great. They also make great gifts or as a craft to sell.