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DIY XOXO Letters

These DIY XOXO letters are simple to make! When I first decided I wanted xoxo wooden letters for my Valentine’s Day décor, I thought I might have to make the wood letters myself. However, I started searching for xoxo décor and found these at Target!  The best part was the price was only $5.  They came as unfinished wood craft letters and were exactly what I was hoping for.

xox letters

Step 1: Tape Design

Since I was able to purchase the letters, this valentine craft became super simple real quick!  I started by using painters tape to create my design.  I wanted the letters to be subtle valentine home décor pieces, so I wanted to do a white and natural wood look. 

xoxo letters
xoxo letters

Step 2: Paint

With the wooden letters taped, I was ready to start painting. I painted the sections I wanted white and allowed the letters to dry.

xoxo letter

Step 3: Apply Finish

Once the letters had dried, I removed the tape.  Then I using a paint brush, I applied a Poly Finish over the entire letter.  This applied a finish to ensure the white paint did not chip and gave the wood a shiny, natural look. 

xoxo letters

Looking for more Valentine’s Day How-Tos? Check out all of our Holiday DIYs here!

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DIY Xoxo Wooden Letters

Build Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Dry Time 7 hours


  • Paint Brush


  • XOXO Wood Letters
  • Painter’s Tape
  • White Paint
  • Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish 


  • Tape Design
  • Paint
  • Apply Finish
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