I was wanting a monogram sign for my entryway, and I thought that experimenting with rope would be fun!
You can stain or paint your board if you would like. I decided to keep my wood natural because the lighter color goes with the rest of my decor.
If your wood has a sharp edge like mine, you can place the scrapbook paper over the wood and press down around the edges to leave an indent in your scrapbook paper. Cut your scrapbook paper along this indented line.
Line the scrapbook paper up with your board, and hold one side in place. (I’m not a fan of completely removing your paper, mod-podging your surface, and then attempting to re-align your paper once the mod-podge is applied and sticky. This is just asking frustration.) Once my paper is aligned and in place, I hold one side down, while mod-podging the opposite side. Once the scrapbook paper is firmly glued down using the mod-podge, then you can apply mod-podge to the rest of the wooden board/plaque.
Any edges that are still hanging over the board can be cut using an exacto knife.
Now is a good time to apply any hanging hardware you have. Then, its time to apply your rope. I like to burn the edges of my rope to keep it from fraying, but you could also use mod-podge/glue for this step as well.
Lay out your letter in a design that you like, and then hot glue it into place.
Easy peasy! So simple and quick!