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Our Love Story Sign Tutorial to Create that Extra Special Gift!

Hi Friends!  I am still working on decor for our new bookshelves I added to our hallway.

I’ve shown you how to make a DIY chalkboard sign, DIY wooden signs with sayings, and today I have an Our Love Story sign tutorial.  I have always seen the “What a Difference a Day Makes” sign and knew I had to make one myself. 

I’ve also been seeing the reverse canvas hack and the light bulb went off!  Two projects in one!  Woo Hoo!

DIY Chalkboard Sign

This project is actually really easy if you have a Cricut cutting machine.  I love mine!!  (You can get my Ultimate Cricut Ideas Guide here!!)  This sign is hand painted and I didn’t even have to use a stencil. 

Want to know the secret??  I had the Cricut write on the canvas and then I just filled it in with a painting pen!!  Easy as that!  So, let’s get started!

Materials Needed for Our Love Story sign

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  • canvas – I got this two pack from Amazon found here
  • wood stain – I used MinWax dark walnut and weathered gray
  • painting pens – Sharpie makes one you can find by clicking here
  • Cricut or other cutting machine
  • Cricut .03 pen

Making a Hand Painted Reverse Canvas Sign

I put together a quick video to show you how to make your own reverse canvas sign.  Make sure to watch it at the top or side of this post for the step by step directions.

You'll have to design your file in Cricut Design Space or Inkscape or wherever you are most comfortable with. 

The one mistake I made on this was to use a font that had a lot of jagged edges on the top line and our last name.  This took forever to write with the Cricut!!

The other fonts with all the names and dates went really quickly so next time I will know to use pretty simple fonts.  I used an 11x14 canvas.

You could use this method for any saying you want to put on a canvas.  There are a lot of free SVG files with generic sayings online. 

There are also different color paint pens so you could make a colorful sign if you want.

I love how this came out and it goes perfectly in our hallway!!

our love story sign

To find out how to easily add diy shiplap to a bookcase click here!

reverse canvas DIY

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!


Christine (@Chrissy4sfsn)

Tuesday 30th of January 2018

I love this darling sign! Such a fun way to remember all the important dates. This would be a really fun gift too!

Leap of Faith Crafting

Wednesday 14th of February 2018

Hi Christine, thanks so much! It is also a good hint for hubbies who are a little forgetful too!;)

Pam Larmore

Sunday 14th of January 2018

I love this! I might have to make one with my kids and grandkids on it.

Leap of Faith Crafting

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Yes, that would be so cool!

Jaclyn B

Sunday 14th of January 2018

I've been wanting to make a "love story" sign for awhile - I love how yours turned out!

Leap of Faith Crafting

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Thanks so much! They are so fun!


Thursday 11th of January 2018

I may just have to steal this idea for Valentine's Day! My husband would LOVE it!

Leap of Faith Crafting

Thursday 11th of January 2018

Go ahead, I'm sure he'll love it! Such an easy way to make one, I love how it turned out!


Wednesday 10th of January 2018

I’ve never seen the “What a Difference a day makes” sign. I love it and totally want to make one.

Leap of Faith Crafting

Thursday 11th of January 2018

Thanks Meg! You should! Everyone should have one! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to