Upcycled Love Sign

Upcycle Love Sign

Decorating on a budget is a theme I live by and I love giving new life to something or to make something amazing again. I love to make signs and the best way to find wood is to look the night before garbage because people throw out awesome pieces. A little paint and a little love will make something new and brilliant again. Then you can share your upcycling story to everyone who comes over and comments on your decor.

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

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I love signs and one of my favorite ways to make signs is to upcycle a wooden board that would have otherwise been thrown out. That’s how I came across this board, it was on it’s way to the trash, but instead found a new home and purpose. I am going to share how to create this easy, simple, cute, Upcycle Love Sign to decorate your home.

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Supplies for Upcycle Love Sign
Wooden outdoor board
Red Vinyl
Pink Foam Heart
Cricut Explore
Transfer Tape
White Paint
Paint Brush
Foam Heart

This fall I created my first sign for next to our outside door and I fell in love. My husband called it a “billboard sign” and teased me about it, but I didn’t care, he just doesn’t understand decorating or how much everyone loves signs. The sign made our house welcoming and gave it great curb appeal.

Valentine’s Day is coming and where I live it will most likely be cold and snowy. This Upcyle Love Sign will add color and charm to our home during the winter months and hopefully make people smile as they go by.

How to Make an Upcycle Love Sign

    • Paint your board with white outdoor paint. I used the board as I found it

    • Measure the board by placing the heart and figuring out the text size for the letters L, V, E. I found the foam heart at the Dollar Tree and I cut the ribbon off that would be used to hang it

  • Hot glue the heart in place and then add the vinyl letters to the board using transfer tape



Your Upcycle Love Sign is now ready to decorate your home. I made porch signs for Christmas (with the same outdoor vinyl) and when I put them away over a month later, the signs looked just as they did the day I decorated the porch. I am going to put this sign by our garage door, which is our most used door. The Upcycle Love Sign is perfect for adding color to the winter landscape. I hope this sign brings a smile to someones face and reminds them to spread love and kindness.

Upcycled Love Sign

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Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.
  • DazzleWhileFrazzled

    Cute sign! Gotta love the dollar store for all its great holiday decor. Visiting from Thrift Store Challenge.

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      The dollar store has really gotten some great holiday decor. Thank you!

  • Maureen Reynolds

    Adorable! It sure would make me smile walking by!! Those Cricut machines are something else. I really need to invest in one soon!

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      I love my Cricut and you need one. It’s amazing what it can do. Thank you!

  • What a cute sign! Perfect to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Pinning.

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      thank you Beverly!

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      Thank you Beverly!

  • Those letters are perfect for that whimsical heart! What a great way to create large-scale Valentine’s decor for your outdoors. Thanks for sharing your fantastic idea!

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      Thank you! I had fun looking at all the different fonts.

  • This is super cute! Definitely adds a fun touch to your porch 🙂

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      Thank You! It’s nice to see some color in the snow.

  • Jenny, you’re so right…you can find so many treasures in the trash. I love the cheery sign! I need to hustle myself down to Dollar Tree & see if they have those foam hearts. That’s great-looking on it. Florence from the Challenge.

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      Thank you! The Dollar Tree had the hearts in red to, I hope you find one.

  • Gail M Griffin

    What an adorable sign to greet and welcome everyone to your home! I picked up a red heart just like your pink one a few days ago and never thought about what I would do with it. I just liked the way it looked!You’ve given me a wonderful idea of making a sign with mine too!

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      Thank you! That’s great. It’s very pretty with the sparkle. The heart is so perfect for a sign because the back is flat. Have fun making one!

  • Shirley Wood

    Your font is perfect for the heart you selected. Love this! I enjoy making signs for my front porch too and Valentine’s certainly deserves one! I just got a Cricut, haven’t learned how to use it yet so I’m excited to find a great idea like this!

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      Have fun with your Cricut, once you figure it out, it becomes easy. I just started putting signs on the porch in the fall and I love it. Now I am thinking what to make for spring & easter.

  • @aPurdyLittleHouse

    I absolutely love your cute sign. I’m all about decorating for the holidays (no matter how small…lol) and I’m totally going to make a sign. Thank you for sharing this cute project.

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      Thank you! I am the same way. I love decorating and making signs.

  • Debra Pashkowsky

    I agree, I love signs. They add so much charm to our homes.

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      So true! Signs make everything better.

  • Molly

    What a clever idea! I’ve seen the Dollar Tree hearts recently and I love them, so the way you incorporated yours into the sign is great. I’d definitely like to give this project a try, good job! Pinning!

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      Thank you Molly! Have fun creating it. Making signs is fun because you can make it however you want.

  • Michelle James

    This is a lot of fun an so cute. I love putting signs out and making signs for inside decor as well. Husbands….what do they know anyway? LOL! You keep on making signs because they are awesome!!!!

    • Jennifer Sparmo

      Thank you Michelle! LOL You are so right, I told him just don’t look at it. LOL!


    Jenny, this is so cute! Thank you for the great tutorial!