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DIY Wooden Love Letters

I decided to DIY these Mini Wooden Love Letters after finding heart skewers at the Dollar Tree! When I stumbled upon them in the store, I knew I would be able to find a good use for the mini wooden hearts. I found an old piece of trim in our shed and I got to work!

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Step 1: Lightly Sand Wood

I lightly sanded the board with 220 grit sandpaper until the wood was smooth.

Step 2: Cut Wood

Then, I measured and cut the wood using a miter saw. I did a 1:2 ratio for my cuts.  So since the trim piece was 1 ½” wide, I measured the cuts for every 3”.

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Step 3: Paint Wood

First, I wiped my wood pieces with denatured alcohol. Then, I spray painted them using Rust-Oleum’s Chalked Chiffon Cream. I had to do two coats to fully cover the wood.

wooden love letters
wooden love letters

Step 4: Measure & Paint Lines

I found and marked the center of each envelope.  Then, I drew a line using a pencil and a rule from the center to the two top corners.

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With my pencil line done, I then used a small paint brush to trace a small black paint line over the pencil. 

Step 5: Glue on Hearts

Finally, it was time to add the hearts! I thought I would have to cut the skewer stick off the bottom of the heart, but it actually just pulled out of the hearts.  A few of them gave me a hard time so I used a pair of pliers to pull the sticks out. 

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Once I had pulled all the hearts off, I then glued them to the envelopes using my hot glue gun.

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With the hearts glued on, these mini wood love letters were done! They are perfect valentine’s day décor and are super easy to make.

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

Wooden Love Letters Links

I linked the Heart Skewers from the Dollar Tree but also linked a similar size wooden heart from Amazon! 

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Wooden Heart Skewers
wooden love letters

Wooden Love Letters

Build Time 2 hours
Dry Time 3 hours


  • Palm Sander
  • Miter Saw
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Pliers


  • 220 Grit Sandpaper
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Rags
  • Spray Paint white
  • Paint black
  • Mini Wooden Hearts


  • Lightly Sand Wood
  • Cut Wood
  • Paint Wood
  • Measure & Paint Lines
  • Glue on Hearts
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