Are you ready for the simplest, quickest, and CHEAPEST little Valentine sign EVER?!?!? I had a blank space I needed to fill on my Valentines Coffee Bar, and this sign did just the trick!
Also… if you’re trying to decorate on a budget for Valentines day, I got you. This project LITERALLY only cost me a dollar, which was for the mini wooden heart!
Here’s what you’ll need…
- scrap wood
- mini wooden heart from Dollar Tree
- red paint (I used Cardinal Crimson from Apple Barrel Paints)
- white paint
- sanding block
- hot glue gun
I have a confession… the back side of this board was already white washed, and I was going to just use that side for this project to make it even more quick… BUT, I wanted to give you all a legit step-by-step of this, so I went ahead and white washed this side!
If you aren’t sure how to white wash a piece of wood, all you do is BARELY brush on white paint using a chippy brush.
While my board was drying, I moved on to painting the heart! Make sure to paint the sides too!
After your board is done drying, go ahead and sand the HECK out of it. I make sure to sand down all the edges, as well as in the middle of the board too.
It should look a little something like this!
Once my heart was dry, I did the EXACT same sanding process to it as well. I LOVE the texture sanding gives… it helps it not look so flat!
The last step is… you guessed it… hot gluing that bad boy on!! I decided to make my sign horizontal, but you could totally have it vertical as well!
TA-DAAAA!!! I think this sign took me MAYBE 5 minutes… and look how CUTE it looks on my coffee bar!!!
I’m serious guys. You simply cannot beat a 5 minute craft from the Dollar Tree. My work here is done!