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

  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!

  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)

  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.

  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?

  6. Love this, and the fabric is gorgeous!

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

  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.

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

    Cha Cha

  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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