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« on: May 12, 2008 01:57:35 PM »

i posted this in the misc. board but i dont think that was the right place for it.  its for my baby, so this seems an appropriate place to post, plus it might be a cool idea for a baby shower gift. i know i would have totally loved it !

i fell in love with this idea, of names, or letters made of rope.  its a simple idea really and used in lots of graphics, but ive never seen actual rope formed into a name before.

i found this site www.buckaroostyle.com  ( a link to the rope names  http://www.buckaroostyle.com/cowboy_baby_gear/rope_art_names.htm )  i simply do not have enough money to order one for my son 
18 $ per letter = 72 $ for cole, + 22$ shipping = 94 $ ( if i wanted his middle name, marshall ... id have to win the lottery )

and i thought, seriously ,  they are just writing in cursvie with some rope.  i can do that. why should it cost nearly 100$  for something so simple. 
maybe rope is expensive, or im missing some really important preservation process( i just noticed while scouring the site, they hand make all the rope, which i assume warrents the high price ), but i think i can score enough rope to spell cole, and spend less than 20$   

so im brainstorming on how to secure the rope,  should i hot glue it ? or maybe i could just tie it with some like colored thread.   anyone have any ideas on how to do this ? for less than 100$
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008 06:23:48 AM »

If you were planning on mounting it on something, I'm thinking the hot glue should work...depending on how thick the rope is you might need a stronger type of hot glue (I'm not sure if that is even available?).

I definitely see that one of the pictures isn't attached or in a frame or anything and am curious about how they might have did that, but got me thinking...I wonder if you could string wire through the middle of the rope, get something that's heavy enough gage to hold the shape and then just twist into his name.  Then you can secure certain areas with some type of tie (like colors ribbons, or something more hardware related) and then you could mount it as is without a back.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008 08:39:41 AM »

What about fabric stiffener? Maybe soak it in fabric starch and arrange? Might work, maybe  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008 04:29:35 PM »

ya know, they say they hand make all their rope, maybe they twist it around wire... so they can shape it easily.   

seems like a good way to me, but i doubt i will ever have time to make rope.  so ..... a base or some starch might be my best bet.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008 12:30:49 PM »

i would try to attach wire to the back side of the rope and then shape it....
very cute i must say!
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008 08:13:01 PM »

They made these on an episode of Extreme Makeover, Home Edition. All they did was use a staple gun and staple the rope together. You could either staple the back of it so the staples dont show, or you could staple it ont he fron and find something cute to cover the staples up with (ribbons, trinkets, wood decorations, etc).
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008 12:01:30 AM »

good to know!
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008 11:36:45 AM »

holy crap a staple gun ! 

i knew someone would think of something and i would be all "DUH" to myself.

i love a staple gun,  im definantly going to try , as soon as i get ahold of some rope.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008 09:14:03 PM »

Did it work? I'm waiting to see how it works out for you before I try.

Thanks  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2008 02:32:19 PM »

wow those are adorable on the link you gave, bloody expensive though! jeeezzzz..

update if you figure out how to do it, i'd love to see pics!
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