Howdy, doodlers! What’s up? Today, I thought I’d show you three ways to pretty up your memo boards. The least expensive way to make one is to buy a cork board and a frame from a thrift store and cut the cork board down to fit the frame. The cork is pretty easy to cut with a utility knife.
DIY Memo Board #1:
This is the simplest way to dress up a bulletin board. Choose a fabric to coordinate with your décor and cut it a couple of inches larger than your cork board, stretch the fabric tight across the cork, and hot glue to the back. Insert into frame and staple. As mentioned in a previous Tipsy Tuesday, you can also use glazing points to secure the board into the frame.
This fabric was from a shower curtain I bought on clearance several years ago. Buying shower curtains, table cloths, or bedding on sale can help you save money on fabric.
DIY Memo Board #2:
Customizing with dropcloth fabric and graphics transfers is also a great way to dress up your memo board.
DIY Memo Board #3:
I first saw this idea for a woven pin board at Jones Design Company. I changed it up a little, though. Rather than wrapping a cork board with the fabric, I cut 2 inch strips of drop cloth and stapled them to the back of my frame.
Staple along two adjacent sides, then weave over and under, pull tight to the opposite side of the frame and staple. I folded the fabric under on the ends before stapling to add strength to the stapled edge.
Since this board would be used primarily to hang or pin things to the strips of fabric, I didn’t bother to use cork. Instead, I used 2 layers of cardboard to fit into the groove of the frame, then another larger piece of cardboard cut to cover the back of the frame, stapled into place.
Notes can be tucked into the weave, or pinned to the fabric.
And there you have three ways to customize a fabric covered memo board. What have you done to pretty up a bulletin board? Do you use a memo board for notes and reminders, or is it a purely decorative addition to your décor?