Yesterday Miss B & I had another Mother & Daughter Date. We went to the op-shop to find us some bargains and Miss B found a cork-board for a couple of dollars and I thought - PERFECT - we can do a bit of DIY and make a ribbon memo board for her room. There are so many variations of how to make these Memo/Bulletin/Notice boards. Here is a simple tutorial of how to "Make your own Ribbon Memo Board".
You will need:
Cork-board, batting, fabric, ribbon, washi tape (optional), pins, brass fasteners or brads (not pictured), scissors & gun stapler.
Here's what you do:
1. Cut batting to size and staple it to the cork-board. Cut off any excess batting.
Pull the fabric tight before stapling it to the board.
*Instead of cutting the excess fabric, fold it under and then staple.
3. Cut and place the ribbon however you would like it (Miss B chose the diamond effect). Once you are happy with it, use a pin to secure the ribbon where it crosses over (where two ribbons meet) - this will keep the ribbon in place while you staple the edges to the board.
4. Originally we were going to use tacs (pins) but the cork-board was too thin for them to stay put...so we bought a little box of brass fasteners (brads) from the dollar store. For this: you will need a hammer & small nail to make a hole through the ribbon and cork-board (use a piece of wood underneath the cork-board, so you know when to stop), then put the brad through the hole, flip the board over and push down the sides of the brad.
5. OPTIONAL: Frame your board with washi tape (do this after the ribbon stage). You can find a design that will suit your decor or theme.
Here is the final product!
Now you can add photos, memos or whatever you like to your new Ribbon Memo Board!
(hover over top left corner of image)
This post was part of the new One Word Blog Linkup hosted by:
Lisa of The Golden Spoons, Janine of Confessions of a Mommyholic, and Marcia of Blogitudes. This week, the word prompt choices were Fright & Yesterday