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memo board

When my Mom brought over some of my grandmother’s vintage scarves (Still New With Tags that actually read “sale 66 cents” and final price tag “$.25″!) for my son to use for his Halloween Costume (He dressed up as an Old Lady) –don’t ask, those are 2 other stories (!)– I knew I had to display them somewhere that I could enjoy their bright colorful patterns everyday. The color combos are so my style and kind of awesome that they once belonged to my PawPaw.

Since I love sticking random photos & cards everywhere, I decided to create a Memo Board with one of the scarves and a frame that I had spray painted turquoise.

If you get inspired to make a Memo Board of your own, all you’ll need is:

  • Silk scarf or any type of bright cute fabric
  • Picture frame with glass removed, and the opening slightly smaller than the fabric
  • Piece of cardboard to fit inside of picture frame
  • Colorful ribbon (I used curling ribbon and do not recommend it. Use something with more weight, like satin ribbon.)
  • Stapler
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1:

Wrap and staple/hot glue the piece of cardboard with your silk scarf or fabric.

Pull the scarf fabric tight and make sure it is snug before stapling it to the cardboard.

Step 2:

Criss cross lengths of ribbon diagonally across the scarf to create a lattice. Be sure to keep ribbon tight and hot glue them both onto the scarf and onto the back. This is where heavy duty ribbon, like satin ribbon, would have served me better. I had a b*tch of a time gluing these strips of lightweight curling ribbon to my scarf wrapped piece of cardboard. Thank God for the hot glue gun!

Step 3:

Hot glue the corners of the finished piece into the picture frame et voila! DIY Memo board!

memo board I’m pretty proud of myself, I did it!

And you can too!