All You Need Is Love… a Cedar Plank Sign

Yesterday I shared with you my new kitchen makeover.
Today I’m going to share how I created the star of the show, my “All You Need is Love” Wood Plank Sign:

DIY Wood Plank Sign
{Of course the quote is from of my fav Beatle’s songs.}

The cedar planks were in my dad’s garage for the last twenty years!  They were from his closet makeover he did and were already cut to the perfect length – 30″ long!  And if you can believe it, they still give off a little of their fabulous scent!  New boards would be such an air freshner!

DIY Wood Plank Sign

 I used wood glue to secure the planks together, with two planks running vertical (shown on it’s side in the pic above) along the back.  I was going to add nails, but I didn’t have any the right length, and I really glued this puppy so am fairly confident it won’t fall apart.
Picture hangers were attached to the back to the vertical planks and into the top horizontal plank.

All You Need Is Love Wood Sign

I created the phrase on the computer (available for download here if interested – it is large, 28.50″ x 21.96″.  You can have it printed as an Architect print at Staples for inexpensive) and printed it out on my works large format printer.  Using my xacto knife I cut out the stencil.  I used Martha Stewart stencil adhesive spray on the back and placed it where I wanted and used my Martha Stewart foam pouncers.

All You Need Is Love Cedar Plank Sign
Pallet Sign

For the hearts I had my daughter draw up a couple of poufy hearts – she is so much better at them then me!  I cut them out, traced them onto the sign and used the foam pouncers again.  They just give it that added textured look that was exactly what I was looking for.


  1. says

    You;ve totally inspired me! Now I just have to go get the wood, paint, picture and stencil( i had no idea there was such a thing) adhesive.

  2. says

    Woah, I love this! I had no idea there was such a thing as stencil adhesive either! Wow I would love to do something like this. Pinning…

  3. says

    I love this! This is a favorite quote in my family too. I’m getting ready to do a stenciling project so I will definitely try some of the Martha Stewart adhesive. Thanks for the tip!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  4. says

    This is gorgeous! The painting is lovely and the finish on the wood is so nice.

    I’m a bit smitten with this saying – such a great reminder!

    Stopping over from So You Think Your Crafty. =)