L.O.V.E Sign Tutorial

Since I've taken down my holiday decorations, my house is feeling pretty empty- does anyone else have that problem?!

To fix the problem I decided to get an early start on some Valentine's decorations.  That's a first!  I rarely decorate for Valentine's Day with anything more than some paper hearts in the window.

Since I'm still collecting frozen juice can lids,  I took some inspiration from my Lid Magnets, and made a lid L.O.V.E sign!  I just knew those lids had some more potential... and they did!

Valentine's Love Sign

Here's the tutorial.....

Materials:
clean metal frozen juice can lids (4)
a hammer and a nail
scrapbook paper
letter stencils or stickers
modge podge
tacky glue
fishing line
ribbon

Step 1:  Place a lid facing down on a hard surface and hammer a small nail into the edge to make a small hole.  Hammer another small hole strait across from the first.

Step 2:  Repeat step 1 for 2  more lids.  Only hammer on hole for the 4th lid.
Recycled Lids

Step 3: Using a variety of patterned papers, cut out four small circles the size of the inside of the lids.

Step 4:  Place lettering for the letters L.O.V.E.  You can use stickers if you have them, but if not... stenciling works just fine!

Step 5:  Coat your lettered circles with modge podge and let dry.  Make sure not to let them stick to the newspaper while drying!  Note:  this step isn't exactly necessary, but I find it's nice to give them a coat of something to make the paper more water proof and durable.

Step 6:  Line up the lettered circles with the top of the letter next to one of the holes in the lid, and glue them to the lids with some tacky glue. 

Paper Circles

Step 7:  Once again, this step is just for my personal preferences.  I stacked the lids together while the glue dried because the paper tends to curl up when I put glue on it.

Recycled Decorative Lids

Step 8:  Thread some fishing line through the top hole on the "L" lid.  Tie it together to make a small loop.

Recycled Decorative Lids


Step  9:  Tie fishing line through the bottom of the "L" lid and through the top of  the "O" lid and tie together to connect the lids.  Tie the remaining lids together to make a long chain reading L.O.V.E.

Valentine's Love Sign


Step 10: Cut small strips of ribbon and tie them onto the fishing line at the top of the lid chain and in the spaces between the lids.

Valentine's Love Sign

Hang it your sign up on your wall, door, or wherever and you're done!

Valentine's Love Sign

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Way to be creative and resourceful! Lids are easy enough to save - and it makes this project look so nice.

    note to self: drink more frozen orange juice so I can make this :)

    pinning this and just became a follower!!

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

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  2. Cute idea! I collect juice can lids and this is another great idea of something to make with them. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!!

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  3. I love this. Caught me eye the second I saw it. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

    If you get a chance, love for you to share this at my Link Party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/01/made-by-me-13-linky-party-and-features.html

    -Q

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  4. This is so creative, love it!

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  5. Hi Elise, stopping by from Wow me wednesday at Ginger Snap Crafts. I love your LOVE sign, so cute! and so simple, I'm trying this!
    Greetings from Spain

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  6. What a cute idea! I have tons of those juice lids, this is a great way to use them up!

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  7. What a great use for your lids, this project is so cute!

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  8. So Cute!
    Thanks for sharing. I want to try this with my daughter's name.

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  9. completely adorable - love it!! also love your other circle letter creations.

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  10. These are too fun too! Wanna link them up as well? : )

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