Mod Podge Wooden Letters for Valentine’s Day

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Wendy at Artsy Chaos.  Artsy Chaos is an Etsy shop that features one of a kind unfinished wood crafts!  When she told me she wanted to send me something to decorate for Valentine’s Day, I was like, “Yes please!”.  These SMOOCH letters were exactly what I was hoping she would send!  I decided to create these Mod Podge Wooden Letters for Valentine’s Day – perfect for my mantel!

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The letters are made from 1 and 1/8 inch high quality medium density fiberboard {MDF}.

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Wanna learn how to make your own Mod Podge Wooden Letters for Valentine’s Day?

Here’s what you need:

Unfinished wooden letters from Artsy Chaos {click here to check out their shop!}

Scrapbook paper

Pencil and scissors

Paint and paintbrush

Mod Podge


Sand paper block

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  1. Lay your wooden letter right side down on the scrapbook paper and trace with pencil.  Repeat this step with each letter.
  2. Cut out your tracing.  Repeat this step with each tracing.
  3. Paint the unfinished wooden letters in color of your choosing.  I chose red to go with my scrapbook paper selection.  Set aside to dry.
  4. Grab your Mod Podge and paintbrush.
  5. Liberally coat the front of the letter with Mod Podge.  Repeat this step with each letter.
  6. Carefully line up the scrapbook paper tracings.  Lay scrapbook paper side down on wax paper to dry.  Repeat this step with each letter.  Allow 24 hours to dry.
  7. Liberally coat the front of the lips with Mod Podge.  Place the lips (Mod Podge side down) in glitter.  Set aside to dry.
  8. Carefully sand the excess paper off the edges of the letters.  Sanding the edges gives it a fun distressed look.
  9. Apply coat of Mod Podge to edge of each letter to seal the scrapbook paper.

 Let me tell you how awesome these were to work with!  Due to the high quality MDF, I was able to only use one coat of paint to fully cover each letter!  {Unlike the pine wood ones you get from the craft store which require oodles of paint to fully coat.}

The bottom of each letter are flat so they stand up without much fuss!

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How stinkin’ cute are they?  I just love the idea of using the lips for the “o’s”.

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And in case you miss out on the V-day rush, they just added some unfinished shamrocks and leprechaun shoes for St. Paddy’s Day!  {I just ordered this cute little owl to use on my spring mantel!  Eeek!!}

Wooden Owl from @artsychaos

Make sure you check out the Artsy Chaos shop!  You won’t be disappointed!

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I received free product from Artsy Chaos for this post.  The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.  For more information, refer to my disclosure policy.


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About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. Wow! Love the Smooch word art! You did an incredible and creative makeover. Too adorable. :)


  2. Cute! Great job Jilly Bean! :)

  3. We love it Jill!! Thank you for sharing our unfinished wood letters and craft projects with your readers!

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      Thank you so much for the opportunity! Can’t wait to get my hands on that cute little owl! ;)

  4. Love the smooch letters. It turned out great!!

  5. So cute!

  6. Love these! I have a Mod Podge project coming up and your tutorial is great:) Pinning:)

  7. Oooh, I love them, especially the actual smooches, LOL!

  8. Cuteness!!

  9. Love this. Thanks for showing how. Best wishes, Linda

  10. I love it! Love the lips! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday –

  11. I LOVE this project. Very nice. I never have luck with Mod Podge letters, but this is a great tutorial!

  12. How cute is the SMOOCH!! LOVE IT ! Great Job with the MP it can be so hard to get really sooth on wood!

  13. WAY too cute!! This is one of the cutest V-day pieces I’ve seen! Pinning this to remember for next year! :)

  14. Hi there, I’m Lyuba from
    I have a series every week, where I post my favorite recipes and projects from the blogland. I really love your Mod Podge “Smooch” and I would love to share it. Do I have your permission to use your photo as a feature ( linked to your post and blog)?
    You can see last week’s here:
    Please email me and let me know :)
    Thank you!

  15. I love that this is the word “smooch” instead of one of the more over-used Valentine-related words! Unique, adorable and easy enough for anyone to do! Pinning for next year (or in case I get really ambitious this year!).

    I’d love for you to share this at my weekend link party. Hope to see you there!

  16. I too, love the use of the word smooch. So much more fun than love!!!
    I’d love for you to come over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.

  17. Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!


  18. Love the smooch letters…so cute! We would love for you to share this with our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party!


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