DIY Mondays – Rope Words!

Happy Monday everyone!  Today we have another fun + super easy DIY for your wedding day from one of our favorite wedding blogs Green Wedding Shoes (shared via Jessica + Garett over at Wednesday).  Here’s why we love it:. Great signage always makes for great photos and makes a really fun first impression on guests!  These rope signs make wonderful “Mr.” and “Mrs” chair signs, “just married signs”, “mahalo for joining us!” thank you signs, etc!  The options are endless!  Here’s the best part, this particular project takes only about 10 minutes from start to finish.  Read on for step by step directions.

diy, diy mondays, diy weddings, rope wordsdiy, diy mondays, diy weddings, rope words

Step #1: Check out the supply list above and get yourself a nice, open, clean area to work on.  Once you have all your supplies, you can start by laying down the wax paper.

Step #2: Next pick a word or phrase you want to write out in rope. Very important: Keep in mind that the longer the word the more flimsy it will be dried. If you feel really confident with your artistic skills, you can write out your word in script freehand, however, if you aren’t so confident, it may be a good idea to sketch out your word out on the wax paper to trace your rope over. Don’t worry about getting it perfect, you have some time to adjust the words slightly while the glue dries if you don’t get it right the first time.

diy, diy mondays, diy weddings, rope wordsStep #3: Next mix the cornstarch, glue and warm water together in a mixing bowl until it’s not clumpy and nice and smooth.

diy, diy mondays, diy weddings, rope wordsStep #4: Put the rope into the glue mixture and allow the rope to be fully saturated by the glue.

diy, diy mondays, diy weddings, rope wordsStep #5: Shape the rope into the word you are writing out. Push down hard in the areas where the rope overlaps. You may also need to apply extra glue mixture to those areas to ensure the hold when dried. And that’s it! Once you’ve finished let your word dry on a hard, flat surface for 12 hours.

diy, diy mondays, diy weddings, rope wordsdiy, diy mondays, diy weddings, rope words

Super cute and really easy right!  We hope you enjoyed this DIY project as much as we did!  We’d love to hear your ideas on other words ~ or see pics from your Hawaii Wedding!

xoxo,
your favorite Hawaii Wedding Planning Team,

Nicole & Erika
Best Day Ever Hawaii

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s