This design I created is patterned after the New York Love sign, except I decided to make the center have a heart cut out.

I imagine most of you know of the LOVE sculpture in New York City. My husband and I visited it a few years ago while in New York, but failed to get a picture with it, due to the long line and cold temperatures.

I love the simplicity of its look, so I decided to create a sign for Valentine’s day. I also have it painted on a pillow that is out year round.New York LoveSupplies:

  • Underlayment
  • 1″ x 2″ Pine Board
  • Black Paint
  • White Paint
  • Love Template
  • Gorilla Glue, clear-no foam

Step 1: Cut Wood

For this project, I went to Home Depot and found an incredibly lightweight, thin underlayment board (next to the particle boards).

Now cut the underlayment into a 11″ x 11″ square. Cut 2- 11″ frame pieces and 2- 12-1/2″ frame pieces.

Step 2: Paint Frame

I painted the pine board frame with a coat of black semi-gloss paint.

Step 3: Paint Underlayment

I painted the underlayment with a two coats of white semi-gloss paint.

Note: This is not sponsored, but I have found through trial and error that this is my favorite white paint …¬†Behr Alkyd Semi-Gloss White Enamel¬†(it also comes in a satin finish).

Step 4: Add Vinyl/Template

Once the paint is completely dry (wait at least 24 hours), I decided how big I wanted to cut my vinyl. The SVG and PDF files can be downloaded below.


Now just apply the vinyl (here is my vinyl application method) and you are finished!

OR you could print out the image and cut it out and use it as a template and paint the “Love” design on that way. Enjoy!New York Love