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DIY Memory Board~

January 20, 2010

Since I don't have any projects on the go at the moment I thought I would share a memory board I made for my youngest daughter (who isn't so young - turning 14 in 2 months!) a few months ago in my pre-blogging days.





I had a cork board in storage that I had recovered in gingham several years back. One lazy morning after rummaging through my leftover fabric bin for something to do (do you ever do that?), I decided to take some leftover Waverly Black Onyx fabric that I had used to make throw pillows to recover the cork board. 





I also have meters of black grosgrain ribbon, so I thought why not a memory board?
 Using a staple gun I stapled the fabric to wrap around the board. I cut the fabric about 2 inches bigger than the cork board to allow for the fabric to overlap. 





Next I laid out the ribbon diagonally over the front and stapled the edges on the back. I also had in my sewing bin some upholstery tacks to tack where the ribbon criss-crossed. 








To hang up the board I stapled fabric hangers so I could attach the board to the wall. 


Didn't cost me a cent and was quick, easy and cheap! 


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11 comments:

  1. The bulletin board looks so classy. That fabric is gorgeous.

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  2. Beautiful board! I love this project because it lends itself to any decor- my daughter used vintage linens, rick rack and buttons for a vintage look, as well as black and white houndstooth for a Paris Chic board. Its nice because you can often find boards for next to nothing at thrift stores and garage sales. Thanks for the hanger idea- we never quite knew what to do for hanging and ended up using ribbon- your idea makes for a nice clean look- thanks for sharing!

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  3. I've seen similar bulletin/memory boards created in this way and I'm always impressed with the results. One day I hope to make one of my own!! The fabric you've used is fantastic! Great job!!
    Victoria @ DesignTies (fellow Vancouverite)

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  4. Beautiful! I love the black and white. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! Looking forward to following you and seeing all of your great projects.

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  5. Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I am just in love with that fabric. I bought meters of it and am planning on using it in the laundry room - maybe a roman blind?

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  6. Love this, and the fabric is gorgeous!

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  7. This is lovely. I've been wanting to make one for quite some time. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Pretty nice place you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read more soon.

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  9. What a chic memo board. I love black and white. You did a great job, thanks for sharing.

    Cha Cha

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  10. What a beautiful memo board! I love the fabric choice. Your upholstery tacks take this board to the next level. Great job! Lisa

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