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Red Love Wall Decor DIY Craft For Valentines Day

Red Love Wall Decor DIY Craft

Make this red love wall decor diy craft from things found in your junk drawer or garage.

A love sign made from junky items found around the house or a bit of reclaimed hardware is a good way to say love, right? My love sign is made from stuff most people throw away. Things like broken wood frames and half a hinge. I promise they never looked so good.

I try to organize my workshop but I always get sidetracked. I’ll pick up something to put it away and think…hum, I could make …blah, blah, blah, with this. Then that’s the end of my organizing efforts. That’s exactly what happened here.

It’s so much easier to make crafts and put things together when my work tables aren’t two feet deep in junk. So with all that being said, I made this Red Valentine Love Sign on the floor, the very edge of the work table, and on top of my furniture projects.

Make this red love wall decor diy craft from things found in your junk drawer or garage.

Red Love Wall Decor DIY Craft from reclaimed items

That red is too beautiful for words. Did you guys know red is one of my favorite colors. My Mom’s too.vintage hardware stock

You guys know I’m always junk shopping and I have a pretty good stash of junk…good junk. The photo above shows a small part of my hardware, drawer pull, rusty tool, etc. stash. This photo was taken back in 2012 or 2013. Since then the stash has exploded. I enjoy going through the stash and finding pieces that come together perfectly.

valentine love sign

It usually takes me hours and hours to put one little thing together. I can’t just grab a few things and put them together and it works the first time. I’m not that good. You would think it was easy. It looks easy…but it’s not.

For this project I took a board from my wood pile and painted it white. Then I tried to put some things together. I finally decided to paint the board red. I’m so glad I did. That red is awesome. After I painted the board red I distressed it just a little so the white paint would show.

Then I went on the hunt for some more junk goodies. It’s the E’s that are really hard to get just right. At least for me. You can find a lot of hardware and household repair stuff shaped like circles and even V’s but no E’s.

valentine love sign 1

 I used E6000 to adhere the hardware to the board. Love that stuff! It dries fast too.

Hey….You can find the makeover for the chest of drawers here….Red, White, Blue Furniture Makeover.  There is a good story there. I didn’t have to paint the chest at all. I only had to distress the white (dingy white) paint heavily to show the layers of red and blue paint under the white.

a reclaimed hardware and wood valentine love sign petticoat junktion

I finally went through some bins where the hubby has stuff stored and found a door hinge thingie. I got him to take it apart for me and I had my E. The other half of the door thingie is an E too….so I have an extra! I hung the love sign in the “blue bedroom”. The sign really pops against that wall.

valentine love sign craft project petticoat junktion

So, what do you think of the “letters”? Do they work for you? I think I did a pretty good job of putting the  “love” sign together. Do you do anything special for Valentine’s Day? It will be here before you know it.

Tomorrow I have a really cool furniture makeover. It’s all about whitewash…..and gray paint….see you then, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I always love your junk signs and angels – too dang cute! Red is my favorite color too which makes me love this sign even more.

  2. Kathy…I stopped by earlier in the week as denise designed to comment, share and pin because I love this sign. But now I am stopping by from Share it Sunday to do the same and to thank you for linking up with us. Thanks for your support. We really appreciate.

  3. I love all your “love” signs! If I can find where I’ve put all our various junky stuff, I’m going to make one!

  4. Love this sign! Want to make one similar to it for Valentine’s Day for hubby’s work shop!

  5. Well if that isn’t the cutest little thing, I don’t know what is 🙂


  6. In spite of being redundant, I love it!

    Please be careful with E6000. It’s very toxic and allegedly a carcinogen

  7. ❤️ It. Great project !! Hoping I can get one made as you have made it so easy for everyone else. Thanks Kathy

  8. I LOVE that ! And your creativity rocks Kathy! Oh and I am easily side tracked too….alwayssss 😉


  9. you are the greatest at taking whatcamacallits and thingermabobbers and coming up with the neatest thingys… i love this so dingdong cute xx

  10. Girl, you just never run out of ideas. They are all so clever that I’m going nuts trying to keep up! Thanks for some more inspiration!