Valentine's DIY Custom Block Name Sign

Thursday, February 12, 2015


There’s so many ways to customize a name sign, but the easiest and fastest way?

Craft paper decoupage. One of my go-to staples for baby showers/ birthdays/ home décor and more! So easy peasy and it simply starts with store-bought block letters. 

I purchased mine from Joann’s Arts and Crafts, while Michael’s carries many versions, I love how feminine the curvy letters are from Joann’s, perfect for a blossoming baby girl.


Materials: Block Letters | Spray Paint (I used Krylon’s color master Brushed Metallic) | Clear Glaze | Spray Adhesive | Assorted Craft Paper | Block Sander | Scissors | Pencil


I like a good mix of patterns so to keep the look consistent I selected a few different girly printed papers in the same color story (pinks + pastels)


Prep: Since the letters are made from raw wood, I sand the edges and surfaces down first with a block sander before spray painting the entire piece. Make sure you get all edges and both sides; you never know what will be exposed when styling your space.


Place each individual letter over your craft paper and start tracing the outline.


Carefully cut the paper according to your stencil.


Using the spray adhesive, spray BOTH the back of the paper and front of the block letter to prepare for adhesion. Start with the most difficult corners of the letter and carefully position the paper to the block. You have about 15 seconds before the sticky adhesive sets so play around with the placement until you can get it as perfect as possible.


Make sure to erase all pencil marks at outlines.
For the finishing touch, I spray a triple-thick clear glaze over the entire back/front/sides. This protects the block letters from getting dirty in the future. Like a plastic resin coat after it fully dries (a few hours), you can simply wipe the blocks down with a moist cloth if it gets lightly soiled.


Mount, decorate, et Voilà!
Personalized block name made with L-O-V-E!

For more Valentine's decor inspiration see full post HERE

Now who’s ready for Valentine’s Day???

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4 comments

  1. Pretty cute DIY! :)

    xo
    Maggie A
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