I love using found items around the house to create art pieces for decor (or found in the husbands shed works too) especially for the holidays since those items only have a shelf life of a month or less. I also enjoy combining rustic, natural pieces with bits of softer, more colorful items. After playing around a bit to create this XOXO sign for Valentine’s decor, I was pretty happy with the final result- rough as well as sweet and sentimental, just like my hubby. I hope you enjoy this DIY rustic Valentine’s decor.
DIY Rustic Valentine’s Decor- XOXO Sign
- rough cut board approximately 6”-8” x 20”- 24”
- 2 colors of twine
- 2 mason jar rings
- 6 buttons
- 4 thin twigs approximately 5”-6” long
- hot glue gun/sticks
Valentine Decor Directions:
Lay out your design to be sure your board is long enough to accommodate 2 mason jar rings and the twigs you selected for x’s.
If desired sand board slightly to reduce your chances of splinters. Once I was done making my XOXO sign, it went on my mantle out of the way of little fingers, so I left it as is.
Hot glue the end of your twine to the back of the board about an inch from the edge. Press twine into glue using a craft stick or something similar and allow to harden for 1 minute so it is secure.
Wrap twine around board 6-8 times 2” from the bottom, tucking end under or glueing it on, repeat on the top of the board.
Repeat entire process with a contrasting color of twine.
Break 2 of your sticks in half use 1 full stick and 2 half sticks to form your X, run hot glue all along stick, press into board just below twine.
Apply a generous amount of hot glue all the way around the top side of mason jar ring on the flat part of it and press your O onto board just below the X.
Repeat with your other X and O.
Attach 3 large buttons with hot glue across top and bottom of board.
If you wish to nail a wire or circle hanger to the back of your board for hanging on the wall you can easily do that, I just leaned mine against the wall on my mantel since it is a temporary decoration. You can add a few candles to either side of your craft and there you have it- easy, DIY rustic Valentine’s decor. I hope you enjoy making your Valentine sign. I’d love to see how your finished piece looks so tag @familyfocusblog when you share it socially.
Happy Valentine’s Day!