Sisal Rope Love Sign

Sisal Rope Love Sign

I have been holding onto this heart sign for EVER! It use to hang in my son’s room when he was little. The teddy that was on the bottom has fallen off over time and a couple of the buttons have fallen off. I just couldn’t bring myself to throw it out! I know it’s dated and all that but it has so much sentimental value. I’m glad I didn’t as inspiration hit and so the fun began with my Sisal Rope Love Sign!

Using and an old heart that use to hang on my son's wall when he was little, I made a Sisal Rope Love Sign | www.raggedt-bits.com

Sisal Rope Love Sign

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It’s funny how through life you become sentimental about certain things (well I know I do lol). I had to smile to myself about hanging onto this heart. I just have so many lovely memories of reading the little poem nearly every night with my son before he could even read and he would just get so excited and laugh and giggle and point to the teddy where all the love was pouring from!

“There’s a rip and tear in my teddy bear….. and love pours from him everywhere!”

Now onto getting your Sisal Love Sign underway!

 

Using and an old heart that use to hang on my son's wall when he was little, I made a Sisal Rope Love Sign | www.raggedt-bits.com

 

Start by giving your heart a few coats of chalkpaint using your brush. Once dry use your sander block and distress around the edges and on the front for the desired effect.

Using and an old heart that use to hang on my son's wall when he was little, I made a Sisal Rope Love Sign | www.raggedt-bits.com

Using your stencil and spouncer, stencil on some circles with paint and let dry.

Using and an old heart that use to hang on my son's wall when he was little, I made a Sisal Rope Love Sign | www.raggedt-bits.com

Once dry use your sanding block again, distress the circles back a little and wax to seal. Then using  transfer paper and a print out of the word Love, trace onto your heart. I used the love word from my Ikea Lack $5 Garage Sale Find for the lettering for my Sisal Rope Sign but you can print out any lettering you like.

Using and an old heart that use to hang on my son's wall when he was little, I made a Sisal Rope Love Sign | www.raggedt-bits.com

Then using your glue gun and sisal rope start gluing down the rope, following the trace lines

Using and an old heart that use to hang on my son's wall when he was little, I made a Sisal Rope Love Sign | www.raggedt-bits.com

If some of the glue shows just run your glue gun back over it gently and it will melt into the rope.

Using and an old heart that use to hang on my son's wall when he was little, I made a Sisal Rope Love Sign | www.raggedt-bits.com

Once you have finished just take a pair of scissors and trim of any hairy bits. Then thread some sisal rope through the holes at the top to form a loop for hanging!

Using and an old heart that use to hang on my son's wall when he was little, I made a Sisal Rope Love Sign | www.raggedt-bits.com

I think that the word Love fitted perfectly with this project and signify’s the love and giggles that once were had with my kids! I hope that your sisal rope love sign will bring the same to you!

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Using and an old heart that use to hang on my son's wall when he was little, I made a Sisal Rope Love Sign | www.raggedt-bits.com

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16 comments

  1. Aww, that’s so lovely, the sign is really pretty and I also love keeping little things from when my girls were really small… they bring back lovely memories and it’s just nice to remember special moments, hey?

  2. Sam, I’m on a twine binge right now. I’ve woven it into spirals on an altered clipboard, used it in a Dreamcatcher, and would it around terracotta pots. Now I have a new use for it. Thanks! And thankyou so much for sharing this post at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

    1. It sure is Keri! One I will treasure forever!! Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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