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!
Sisal Rope Love Sign
- MDF Heart – I cut this heart out years ago using a jig saw. It’s not a perfect shaped heart as that was the effect but this heart is something similar.
- Chalkpaint – I used my milk coloured chalkpaint.
- 1.5 ” Paint Brush
- Sisal Rope
- 120 Grit Sanding block
- Glue Gun
- Stencil Spouncer
- Circle Stencil
- Antique White Americanca Acrylic Paint
- Wax to seal
- Transfer paper
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!
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.
Then using your glue gun and sisal rope start gluing down the rope, following the trace lines
If some of the glue shows just run your glue gun back over it gently and it will melt into the rope.
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!
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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