I FINALLY got around to this project. For a long time, this reclaimed wood hung plain on my son's bedroom wall waiting to get his name on it. I wanted something unique and it had to be nautical since his room is kinda explorer-ish! Hence the rope, ship bookends and the world globe!!
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED:
spray paint in the color of your choice
reclaimed fence wood (i used 3 slats)
a piece of wood for the back
liquid nail (or you can nail)
Once your rope is dry and the liquid nail is dry...flip your sign back over and get ready to glue gun!
I DID NOT use a template or anything for the name. I free handed my letters. I played with the rope A LOT to get each letter to look the way I wanted it to. If you aren't so brave you can draw the name or word on there first and then glue the rope onto your writing.
With each letter, I would get it how I wanted it, held it down with my hand and lifted up little parts and glued it down. I then laid something heavy on top of the rope to make sure it stayed in place while the glue dried. Once the glue dried, I moved on to the next letter.
This is how it turned out!