Rustic and Repurposed Valentine Sign

Repurposing is my favorite thing to do. It is economical and helps in a small way to keep our planet clean. 

My new love is repurposing the signs I've made. They've gotten scratched and damaged, I have too many because of blogging, or I am just tired of looking at them. 

Today I'm repurposing an old black sign and it couldn't be cuter for Valentine's Day! 

Take a look...

wooden star with rustic hearts

The rustic star was an easy DIY project similar to this one using reclaimed wood. 

I cut a piece off of an old black painted sign with a circular saw. My sign was painted white at one time, then black over the top of that. If you don't happen to have one like this you can paint a board white then black and go from there. 

black distressed repurposed sign

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I used an electric sander to distress the edges of the sign brining up the wood then over the top of the painted part to bring the white through the black. 

wire and distressed board

I think it looks gorgeous already! Repurposing signs is my new thing. If you missed the repurposed sign risers I made from old signs then check out this post! 

drilled holes in edge of board

I drilled two small holes in the top of the board then used rebar wire as my hanger. 

coiled wire around pencil and hearts

I twirled the rebar wire around a pencil to get the curls then slipped on a small wooden heart with a hole in it. 

rustic board with curled wire and heart

With a little bit of E6000 I glued the rebar wire into the holes. I like using the E6000 glue in small tubes to keep it from drying out in the big one. 

wooden hearts

Next, I bought a set of wooden hearts at the Target Dollar Spot in a pack of 6, I glued them to the distressed board using E6000 and hot glue. 

hearts glued to rustic board

Lastly, I tied a piece of cotton ribbon to the rebar wire. 

rustic hanging hearts


Using mostly repurposed materials brought the cost of this project down to less than $3. 

rustic heart sign hanging on wooden star

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hanging rustic valentine with overlay

These would be adorable to sell at a craft fair or give away as gifts. 

rustic heart decoration hanging on pegs


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rustic hearts and hanging plant



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .