Love Letters

Continuing on with our rustic romance bedroom theme, I made a sweet display of some letters Mike and I have written each other over the last few years to fill the wall above our bathroom door.

It’s simple and is a daily reminder of our love for each other. If you want to make one for yourself, here’s what you’ll need:

  • cork board
  • fabric
  • lace
  • tacks
  • wooden “love” sign
  • love letters
  • staple gun

Start by covering your cork board with the fabric {I used inexpensive muslin fabric}.  Just staple it to the back tightly.

Then, staple the lace {mine is left over from my lacy lamp} around the back edges.

I stained my wood “love” letters with this stain:

Then just gather some of the sweetest words you’ve ever written, ooh and ahh over how romantic you both are {or laugh at your attempts}, and tack the words to your board.  You can be finished after that, or take it a step further.  We decided to frame out the cork board to add some more of that rustic feel {and fill the empty wall space-have I told you we have super high ceilings in this room? Well, we do.}.  We bought 2 standard boards from Home Depot for about $3 a piece and stained them with Minwax Special Walnut stain.  Then Mike cut them and created a frame to put around the cork frame.

From there, we used wood glue and clamps to secure the pieces together.

And then just hung it on the wall. I love it.  It ties in the nearby hanging agape letters, fills the space, reflects us, and is just plain pretty:)

Total for the cork board and fabric: $13.  Total for the frame: about $6.




I’ve linked this up with The Shabby Chic Cottage.


  1. Did I tell you about my Love Notes wall I created when I did my bedroom makeover? I primed a section between the bathroom door and closet door with magnetic paint. You can’t tell with the top coat over it, but I added vinyl lettering that says “Love Notes” and made a bunch of cute magnets that match our room to hold them up. recently had a download for little tiny love notes that were super cute.

  2. What a great way to display those letters. Great step by step tutorial!

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