How to Make a Quote Sign for a Loved One in 10 Minutes

4 Materials
10 Minutes

In my daughter's room hangs a "Love You More" sign.

It's been there for over five years now. I made this quote sign years ago with just a couple of supplies from a quote my kids and I tell each other every night before bed.

The sign isn't fancy, it isn't perfect, but it's my daughter's favorite. Why? Because I made it for her and it has special meaning to us.

Make your own DIY quote sign in under 10 minutes. Grab a couple of supplies and make a sign to show your loved ones how much you care or hang it up in your house to show off your creativity.

Layout how you want your letters to look. As you can see I've reused these letters multiple times, that's the reason for the different colors.

I prefer to work in the garage (or outside) with spray paint and lay down a big old cardboard box so I don't have to worry about accidentally spraying my garage floor.

Begin spray painting about 12 inches from the surface. Spray directly down, not at an angle. If you spray at an angle, your letters will move and you'll get paint under the letters. We want the canvas to stay white under the letters.

Don't worry about perfection here. If you're using more than one color of paint, you can stop at any point.

Switch colors, if desired.

Remove letters before the paint has completely dried or else it will stick and rip the letters leaving behind residue. Be careful not to smear the paint.

At this point I let the sign dry for a couple of hours then I spray a sealant and let it dry overnight at least or until the paint smell goes away.

I'm not sure it even takes 10 minutes to make this DIY quote sign. Maybe more like 5 minutes.

Check out my blog post for ideas on how to use ribbon, embellishments and other ideas of what to say on your sign.

Suggested materials:
  • 3" Chipboard Letters   (craft store)
  • 8x10 or 11x17 Stretched Canvas   (craft store)
  • 1-2 colors Spray Paint   (craft store)
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Jennifer Smith
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