M is for Make Your Own Ribbon Memo Board


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.


 2. Now take your fabric and trim to size, leaving a generous outline (you can cut off excess*)
 #TIP: 
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!

PIN IT! 
(hover over top left corner of image)

Linking Up 

This post was part of the new One Word Blog Linkup hosted by: 
 Lisa of The Golden Spoons, Janine of Confessions of a Mommyholicand Marcia of BlogitudesThis week, the word prompt choices were Fright & Yesterday

29 comments

  1. I absolutely love this and bonus is in my favorite color of pink! ;)

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  2. Great tutorial! My sister-in-law made my kids a couple of these as gifts a few years back. It's a nice gift because by choosing different fabrics, they are totally customizable!
    Visiting from A to Z!
    Katie @TheCyborgMom

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    1. I agree - these would be a great gift to give to someone! Might make some for my nephews :) or maybe friends!

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  3. That's so cool that you can make one. I've always wanted one of those.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/

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    1. And now you can! It's super easy to make and inexpensive! Loving the challenge so far - thank you for letting me be a part of it.

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  4. I love these Memory Boards. My niece and I made a few of them together several years ago. I still use mine all the time. They hold up great, hold a lot and are always so wonderful to look at. Thanks very much for sharing how to make one! Great post, Charlene! :)

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    1. Thank you Marcia! I made one a few years ago for my daughter too but then we ended up giving it away because we didn't really use it much - I think Miss B will use this one a lot. She loves the colour and it suits her bedroom. When we move into our new house I will be making one for our Family Command Centre.

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    1. It really is Stephanie! and inexpensive too! WIN WIN

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  6. This is the cutest craft project ever!

    Casey
    Adore Cherish Love

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    1. Thanks Casey!! the best thing is, is that you can customise it with different fabric. Perfect for home office, bedroom, kitchen.

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  7. Very pretty! What a great mother/daughter project--and it's functional too! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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    1. Thank you Kern! I will be making one for my son too - it will be a giraffe theme/orange - can't wait!

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  8. This is adorable and stylish. I am a lover of the Eiffel Tower and the picture frame and the old clock! What a great look, I love the way that you put it together. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Nikki! My daughter (10) is obsessed with Paris & all things Parisian. When we move into our new house - she will be having Paris theme bedroom! She is very excited! Thanks for stopping by ;)

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  9. How pretty! I'll have to create one of these for my daughter :)

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  10. Love this! I made a jewelry board similar to this. So easy to do and looks so good
    Thanks for sharing on the Shine Blog Hop!

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    1. Thank you Tiffany. Ooh do you have a link to your Jewellery board on your blog? I might have to check it out! I love that the board can match any decor :)

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  11. Oh this is so sweet and would make such a gorgeous gift too you clever clogs you xx

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    1. Thank you Sonia :) Now to find some fabric for my son :) I'm thinking orange & giraffe - to go with his theme

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  12. Clever crafty lady. Love all the different ways you can decorate this.

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    1. Thanks Karin! Yes the ways are endless - you can make it to fit your decor!

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  13. This is so pretty, and it looks easy enough that I can make it!!! Great idea!

    Thanks for linking up with the Saturday Spotlight!

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    1. It really is easy and the end product is awesome! My daughter loves hers! She's added photos of her friends, cousins and family :)

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  14. That looks so simple and so nice! I love a good op shop bargain :)

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