I brainstormed all kinds of ideas, but nothing really hit me. I wanted something different and unique that would totally catch your eye when you walk in the house. That’s when the light bulb finally went off, and I came up with these fun and fabulous rope letters!
Aren’t those the cutest things you’ve ever seen? I was inspired by a photo from Green Wedding Shoes and knew these rope letters would be the perfect statement to hang over my kitchen shelf! This is a bit of a messy project, but it only takes a few simple supplies and is really easy!
I started with a package of jute rope. I thought the light natural color would be perfect in my kitchen, but you can find it in other colors too!
You’ll want to use a shorter word if you’re planning on hanging it on the wall so it doesn’t get flimsy in the middle. I chose EAT for my kitchen, because well… I think that says it all! I first sketched the word on scrap paper to find a design I liked. After I liked the way it looked, I drew my design on the wax paper with a pencil, making sure to stay within my guidelines. You’ll want to pay attention to how your letters will connect and bend. The rope won’t make perfect sharp angles, so allow for some loops and curls. Think about where you’ll hang the letters too!
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It looks great! What a fun idea. 🙂
I love the idea of getting crafts supplies delivered to my door! I am almost an hour away from a Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
This project is great! Been trying to come up with fishing/lodge ideas for my rustic bedroom and bathroom and rope may be perfect!
You are going to have the coolest kitchen ever!
Liz! This turned out so great! What a creative idea 🙂
Love these, Liz! And I LOVE the Craftistas option. It’s such a great idea!
Yes! I love how this turned out – it goes with your kitchen makeover so well! I’m so honored that we get to work with you, Liz!
I love this liz! It turned out fabulous! I pinned and shared : )
I really like this! You did a great job 🙂 You are right, using different words/letters it has so many applications for different rooms. Pinning!
oh em gee!!!! this is awesome!
This is very cool!!
Love this, girl. Super cute!
Wow! This is too stinking cute! I have to try this very soon! I’m here from the create an inspire link up. New follower now your blog is full of so much great stuff!
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These are fantastic!!!! I absolutely love them. I am so inspired to do this in our master bedroom. How creative are you!
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This is really so cute! I love the texture on rope. You really came up with a nice twist to just plain old word art. I’m pinning this to try sometime! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome! It looks great on your wall!
VERY cute! I love this idea! So many fun ideas you could do with rope letters! Thanks for sharing!
Love this! So easy and a great conversational (literally, hehe) piece. I think I see an Eat going up in my kitchen very soon. I’ve been wanting to redo one of my walls. Pinned!
This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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These are amazing!! I’m a sculptor and have used a similar technique for a table sculpture using 1 gallon of elmers glue and a table cloth, messy process but pretty rewarding 🙂 Do you think you could share this on my link party.
^if you don’t make it this week I would love for you to come over with anything you’d like in the future!!
Fabulous idea girl! The possibilities are endless with this – I can picture rope letters all over my house!
I love this idea. I need to do some work in my kitchen – it’s so boring right now. Maybe after the bedroom project I’m working on. 🙂
If you’re interested, I’d love to have you share this at my Show & Tell party going on right now. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/09/show-tell-42.html
So super cute!! I just love this whole wall with your adorable shelves and everything you’ve done. Love that we’re “kitchen sisters” right now. Yours is incredible, girl!! 🙂
Oooooo, that is so cool! I want one…and a bigger wall to put it on 🙂
I am SO doing this Liz! What a fabulous project!
It’s beautiful Liz!!!!!!!!
This is so awesome. Great work! I can’t believe you made it!!
You are just too smart! I would of never tried that, and yours turned out so great! Your kitchen is looking awesome! 🙂
I love this! I was thinking too, that if you did something smaller, you could put the letters in matted frames. Such as a set of 3 – maybe SWEET, SAVORY, and EAT? Thanks for the great idea. I just found your blog, but will definitely be following.
A friend of mine wanted me to make a sign for her son’s room and I couldn’t find the right type of rope to use. Most of them were so rough! The jute rope you used will be perfect for the project. Thank you so much for the tutorial and link for buying it!
i love it! thanks!!! can’t wait to try it!! =)
Thank you, Dena! Have fun creating!
Sloppy and unattractive. My 9 year old daughter could do better. Cute idea if done right.
Thanks for the feedback. 🙂
Love this! Quick question: What was the total dry time for this project, if you recall?
Hmm… I don’t remember! I think I let mine dry for a full 24 hours before messing with it. I hope this helps!
Hey Liz, I LOVE all the awesome ideas you share. I pin lots of your ideas. Keep up the amazing projects!! These are GREAT ideas for all of us real, non-perfect, non-professional artist out here, who LOVE the real-life and non-perfect “sloppy, and unattractive” looks!! ;-P I can’t wait to try this. I am wondering though, if color could be added with either some food coloring, or paint? Have you tried adding color yet, or do you have a suggestion as to how to add colors to match different decors?
I’m so happy to hear that!! Thank you for following along! Yes, I think you could add color to the glue mixture, but I don’t think it would be a bright, bold color… more of a pastel because of all the glue. You’ll have to experiment and let me know how it turns out!
I love this… Featuring you tomorrow!