DIY Rope Anchor Sign

Happy Home Depot Gift Challenge Day to all! One of my favorite days of the month is here (wahoo!). It seems like just yesterday I was revealing my DIY Concrete Planter from last month’s challenge to you. This month’s item we needed to incorporate into a DIY project was rope. What a fun item, right?!

home depot graphicNot only do we have to incorporate one common item, we also have to make the DIY project for a specific recipient. This month’s chosen recipient was our best friend.

Much like myself, my best friend Jackie is a beach girl. Her bedroom is beach themed and incorporates a lot of turquoise (which just so happens to be my favorite color as well–I knew we were friends for a reason).

When I heard the item was rope and the recipient was our best friend, I knew right away that I wanted to make a rope anchor sign to surprise her.

DIY Rope Anchor SignJackie is the kind of friend who would literally drop everything that second to be there for you. She’s been by my side through some tough times, and I’ve always prevailed with a smile on my face and a drink in my hand with her support and encouragement.

She visits me, without fail, in every crazy place I decide to move to. She even visited me two weekends in a row in New Orleans all the way from northern Virginia–that’s some real best friend dedication.

So whenever I can do something nice for her, I try to.

Jackie if you’re reading this, you rock. Thanks for being the best friend I could ever ask for.

10427682_10153169340168223_6662262788348939609_nFor her birthday earlier this year, I made Jackie this anchor string art for her room:

DIY Rope Anchor SignSo, I thought it would be really cool for her to have a rope anchor as well. Her room is going to be entirely anchored, and entirely turquoise, and I’m really happy about that.

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

DIY Rope Anchor Sign– Rope from Home Depot
– Paint in the color of your choice
– Wood, cut 11″x14″
– Paint sponge or paint brush
– Hot glue gun & hot glue sticks
– Printer & printer paper
– Pen

Start by painting your board in the color of your choice and letting it dry for at least 20 minutes.

Print out an 8″x10″ outline of an anchor. Center anchor on your painted board (you can tape it in place if you want) and trace the anchor with your pen, applying firm pressure so that you indent the wood under the paper.

DIY Rope Anchor SignRemove the paper, and you’ll be left with an outline of the anchor.

Warm up your hot glue gun.

Apply glue to the outline of your anchor, a little at a time. Apply rope to glue as you go along, making sure to secure the rope before the glue dries. Hold the rope in place for at least ten seconds to make sure it’s secure.

Continue gluing and applying rope until entire outline is covered in rope.

rope anchor sign 1

rope anchor sign 5

DIY Rope Anchor SignI love how simple and adorable this project turned out!

To check out the rest of the amazing rope projects from this month’s challenge, click on the photos below. Each photo will bring you to the tutorial for that specific project. They are all extremely inspiring and incredible!

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