Make a cool DIY Rope Sign... in minutes!

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My style of decorating is pretty rustic. I really love creating with reclaimed wood especially! 

And if you took a tour through my home, you'd notice a whole range of DIY signs in the mix. I just love the look of rustic graphics that tell a story. 

Most recently, I tried my hand with creating a rope sign... and Fell. In. Love. 
Literally... 

The beauty of a rope sign...
  • How quickly it can be made... this one took 10 minutes!
  • No fancy tools were needed
  • It can say anything you wish
  • And it's as rustic as can be :)

This sign is beautiful and simple to make. It could work as a personalised gift, for a special occasion like a wedding or graduation, a party theme, menu board or just for you to have in your own home.

Here's how I did it:
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What you'll need

Heavy twine or thin rope 
Reclaimed wood 
Pencil and paper to sketch 
Chalk 
Hot glue gun and glue sticks 
Cordless drill 
Mitre saw or  jigsaw 
Better with  coffee, but always optional 

It really pays to get all your gear in one place first. Hence, the 10 minute idea... :)
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1. Cut wood strips to your desired size
2. Sketch your design on paper first, then freehand it on the wood with chalk
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3. Apply a short bead of  hot glue along your chalkline
4. Quickly follow the glue with your  rope

Tip: Short increments work best, due to the glue trying so quickly.
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5. Mount your cool, new rope sign wherever you desire and enjoy! 

I happened to hang mine on my horse gate  rustic headboard, but it could also be really cute wall art for anywhere. Or add  hooks and make it productive!
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You could also apply the rope to other surfaces, such as the fronts of drawers, on trays, old windows, inside picture frames and even the face of your stairway. The beauty of this lettering is, it can go anywhere you wish it to. 

What would your own sign say and do in your home? Think you'll try it?
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