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

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.

This “Love You More” sign hangs up in my daughter’s room.

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 DIY 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.

love more sign

You can make a simple DIY quote sign similar to this too in under 10 minutes.

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Supplies

Here’s what you’ll need:

Chipboard Letters – I prefer about 3″ letters. These are great because I can reuse them

8×10 or 11×17 Stretched Canvas – they usually come in packs of 4-10

Spray Paint – 1-2 colors and a Clear Coat Sealant 

Optional: 2-3″ ribbon to hang your sign

Make Your own DIY QUOTE Sign in 10 minutes

You can easily make your own DIY quote sign in under 10 minutes, not counting drying time.

Gather supplies. 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. sign making set up

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.

make sign before

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.

make sign in process

Switch colors, if desired.

make sign process

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.

make sign done

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.

Other Ideas

If you have limited letters you need to repeat, be careful of how you spray. Below I reused the “I” and “S”. I was careful to not spray below the word “THIS” until I moved the letters.

make sign this is us

Related: How to Make Amazing Star Wall Decor

Use Ribbon or Embellishments

For this “He Lives” sign the canvas was originally yellow. I used purple spray paint. I used a wooden cross and spray painted it the same purple by itself first then when the canvas was dry, I glued it on.

cross sign

Adding bows gives a nice flair to an otherwise plain looking sign and allows you to easily hang the sign. For these below, I simply used ribbon and stapled it to the sides.

ku signlove sign

For the Kindness sign, I split the word up and added some flower embellishments and brads leftover from scrapbooking days. Possibilities are limitless.

kindness sign

What DIY Quote Sign will you make?

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

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