Monday Inspiration: DIY Love Notes Board

by jaime on September 4, 2012

Two of my must-read blogs, The Coupon Project and Bringing Crafty Back, have stepped up their DIY game… and sucked me in! Big thanks to them for the inspiration for this idea.

When things get tough (and even when they’re going great), people need to be reminded of how much you love them. This couldn’t be true for anyone more than your soon-to-be spouse. Planning a wedding is hard, and sometimes you just need to tell each other how important your relationship is – so, here’s one little way to do just that. I’m going to show you how to create your own love notes board!

DIY Love Notes Board

What You Need:

– a cheap chalkboard or white erase board (we bought ours at IKEA – it’s been a frequently used decor piece, so I think it was $10 well spent!)
– chalk
– sharpies
– post-it notes (or something similar)

This is really the easiest little thing you can do, and it was something that made Cam really happy – there’s not much more you can ask for!


1. Start with a note at the top of the board – I chose to say “So you don’t forget… why I love you so much!” in chalk.
2. On each post-it note, write one trait or reason that you love your significant other. Here’s an example of one of my simplest ones:

3. Once you’re finished filling up the board, share it with your significant other! Cam has been pulling the notes off one by one and sticking them into the cubbie holes below – it’s been a great way to add a little bit of love to each day.

This was the final result of mine:

Total time spent: less than one hour!

Is this something that you’d do for your fiance? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


PS – thanks for letting me take the weekend off! I’ll be posting a few times today just to make up for it… promise!


Missy September 4, 2012 at 10:12 am

I love it! Very cute. I’m always looking for creative ways to let my fiance know I’m always thinking about him. This is great!

jaime September 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

Thanks so much, Missy! I was glad that he loved it as much as he did – and I have no doubt that you will get the same response!

Jordan Hendrix September 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

I love this! Totally something I would do, and my fiance would love!

jaime September 4, 2012 at 7:11 pm

You really should, Jordan – and send me pics if you do! I’d love to post them up on the site. :)

Keri September 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I love this idea! I also love that you could use it for years to come. Children love seeing reasons you love them, too. Adorable, Jaime!

jaime September 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Thanks so much, Keri – and you’re right! That’s such a great idea. :)

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