Lovin’ this reclaimed wood Love rope sign

Reclaimed wood Love rope sign on a headboard / funkyjunkinteriors.net
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.

What can I say… I was inspired by the given theme of junk valentines at this weekend’s salvaged junk link party, so I wanted to play too!

But, boy would this have to be FAST! With about 3 hours before post time, I rummaged through the junk pile, AFTER being in town all day, (huff puff) and came across some wood, and heavy twine.

That could work!

More like… I’d make it work…

This one’s pretty fast and easy, so don’t even blink!

How to make a reclaimed wood Love rope sign on a headboard / funkyjunkinteriors.net
How to make a reclaimed wood Love rope sign

You’ll need: (affiliate links below)

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


chalking in the design / How to make a reclaimed wood Love rope sign on a headboard / funkyjunkinteriors.net
1. Roughly sketch your desired sign on paper.

Be aware of how bendable your chosen twine is.
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2. Freehand your design with chalk on your boards.

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

Fast, remember? But you could mount them together prior to this step, with the two side boards.

gluing down the twine / How to make a reclaimed wood Love rope sign on a headboard / funkyjunkinteriors.net
3. Apply hot glue, then follow along with one long piece of twine.

The glue cools nearly instantly, so I went several inches at a time. This combo stick well, so take your time.

How to make a reclaimed wood Love rope sign / funkyjunkinteriors.net
I ended my design with a big ‘ol twisty heart to further tell the story.

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

How to make a reclaimed wood Love rope sign / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Mount it up on my headboard. That works!

Mounting instructions:

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

The entire sign was them screwed into the gate headboard.

Reclaimed wood Love rope sign on a headboard / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Reclaimed wood Love rope sign on a headboard / funkyjunkinteriors.net
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I love a light, neutral bedroom, so crumply white pillows and quilt does it for me.

Reclaimed wood Love rope sign on a headboard / funkyjunkinteriors.net
I LOVE it! 🙂

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

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

DIY reclaimed wood heart, with Homestead Blend Coffee mug holder, using Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
Find the coffee stencil HERE

DIY reclaimed wood heart picture twine hanger, with junk LOVE message | funkyjunkinteriors.net
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

rustic hearts from salvaged junk

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

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

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    • I was wondering if you recall where you had gotten the wreath at?
      Im always looking for one that resembles that and its hard to tell online the size and how thick they are.
      Thank you,
      Jennifer

  1. When I first saw the picture until i read the directions, I thought that after you had put it all together that u then painted the entire thing white. But it’s totally awesome as is but painting it to match could be an option I think, painting and then antiquing.

  2. Love your site! You have given me so many ideas and now I would like to actually make something. Thank you for sharing the diy on your love rope sign. I am going to make it for my niece and her fiancé’. Could you tell me what the dimensions are for the sign you made? I did get some old barn wood but I am wondering if it may be too thick- about 1 and 1/2 inch. What do you think?
    Thank you so much!
    Corlyn Miller

    • Hi Corlyn, sorry, I’m not home at the moment to check. But honestly, any board will do! I generally create with just whatever I find. 🙂 I think thicker wood would make a super nice statement, although it may be a little trickier to mount on a wall. Just use longer screws.

  3. Hello! I was wondering… could you do this on a much smaller sign with thick burlap string? It would be like a small version. Just wondering what you think 🙂