How to make a wood Love rope sign for Valentine’s Day


It’s been a LONG time since I whipped up something to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I’ve created these salvaged junk hearts awhile back, but I was overdue on something new… something rustic. 

My decorating style is pretty neutral and rustic, so I desired to make a project that chimed in with that so I’d be inclined to keep it around for after Valentine’s Day.

I wanted something fast and easy… and that’s when it hit me. How about if I allowed a piece of rope to do all the talking?

Grabbing a few reclaimed wood fence planks from my stash, here’s how I did it!

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How to make a reclaimed wood Love rope sign



You’ll need:

reclaimed wood
heavy twine – identical to what I used!
sketching paper
hot glue gun
cordless drill – my fav kind
Starbucks Pike coffee optional, but pretty ultimate



1. Roughly sketch your desired LOVE sign on paper.

Be aware of how bendable your chosen twine is.

2. Freehand your design with chalk on your sign boards.

I chose three reclaimed wood boards, and hadn’t even bothered to attach them to each other yet! 

But you could mount them together prior to this step, with two attached support boards underneath.


3. Apply hot glue along your chalk line, then follow along with one long piece of twine.

The glue cools nearly instantly, so I went several inches at a time. 

I ended my design with a big ‘ol twisty heart to further tell the story. Cute, huh?

I don’t have a ton of spare wall space (read that as none) in my home, so I decided to…

… mount the reclaimed wood Love rope sign to my headboard!

Mounting instructions:

The 3 sign boards were first affixed to each other via two side planks, as shown.

The entire sign was them screwed onto the gate headboard.


I love a light, neutral bedroom, so crumply white pillows and quilt do it for me.

I LOVE it! 🙂

I also ought to challenge myself at the 11th hour more often…

Love junky hearts? Here’s a few more….

Find the coffee stencil HERE

Scrap wood junk heart, used three different ways. 

Click to see how to make the heart, and view the 3rd idea! Find the coffee stencil HERE

Salvaged junk hearts, made with anything you have on hand!

A crafty project, that can be completed in under an hour!

Tic Tac Toe Valentine’s Day stencil into a board tray game

See all my other rustic Valentine’s Day projects HERE

Find my favorite Valentine’s Day stencils HERE

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