Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY Memo Board

I was roaming around Marshalls and came across a simple memo board which was around $10.I said to myself why would I buy if I can DIY. And the idea went on to my to-do list. I made it and sharing it with you all today. Here is how.

DIY ideas using photo frame

Materials Required :
1) Photo frame
2) Burlap Fabric (Less than quarter yard)
3) Foam board /Cork board
4) Glue /Glue gun
5) Scissors

Step 1: Remove the cardboard and glass from the picture frame.
Step 2: Use the same cardboard that came with the picture frame or use that as a stencil and trace it on a piece of cardboard and cut it.

Step 3: Cut the foam board a less than 0.5 cm on each side and glue it to the cardboard.I am using some left over foam board from my previous projects ,thats why it is two pieces.(Don't get confused !! :))

Step 4: Measure and cut the burlap leaving 2 inch on all sides and cover the board and glue it at the back.

Step 5: Place the board inside the picture frame and lock the frame.Voila!! Now you have your own memo board for your desk.How easy was that ??

Whenever I use post it notes, It never sticks on my wall(Do you have this experience??Or only me :(:() So from now I am just going to pin it than posting it :).You can use it to pin your photos,bills and of course to do list.
If you have a small work space and no space for big cork board to pin your lists & bills ,this is the perfect one for you.
You can use any kind of fabric for this but I feel it is best to use burlap because it will not get ruined when you use pins.I definitely don't recommend using printed paper because the pins will spoil the look and holes will be obvious once you take it out.
You can also use cork board instead of foam board.Any material that is not hard to use pins but at the same time not so soft that the pins will fall.Got it ?

Hope you enjoyed this DIY memo board.

Feel free to share your comments or write to .I will be happy to hear from you.

Happy Crafting!! :) :)


  1. OMG! I'm soooo gonna do this! Thank you!

  2. This is definitely a need to do DIY! Love it.

  3. Oh, very cute! Such a great idea! I'm really into Chevron right now, too!

  4. What great use of an inexpensive or frame laying around, even thrift store find! I think I have everything but the foam board too :) I could use something like this at work to replace my icky run of the mill cork board, but just the right size would be great for those little notes I leave (and lose) around the house. A great gift idea too, especially with Mothers day right around the corner :) .. hint hint.. if my daughter reads this <3

    1. Thank you Kim :) Ha ha ...Would be great if she reads :)

  5. I need to make a DIY memo board like this - I want a huge one (they are really expensive at the store) but I bet I can get a thrift store frame and use your idea. Thanks for the inspiration! #HomeMattersParty

  6. Very cute! I did something similar for my girls' rooms. #HomeMattersParty

  7. This is great! I desperately need a memo board for my office! Thanks for the how-to! #HomeMattersParty

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