DIY Memo Board

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks.

Real life can get hectic and sometimes I barely have enough time for myself.

The wedding is behind us now and the kids are out of school.

I’m sitting at the beach just relaxing so I thought I’d share an easy DIY that anyone can make.

You can make these for your child’s room or give them as a gift.

I made this one for a graduation gift.

Here’s what you will need:

1.  Blank Canvas (any size)
2. Foam Batting
3.  Material of your choice (1 yd. is plenty)
4.  Staples and Staple Gun
5.  Ribbon
6.  Buttons
7. Needle
8.  Thread
9.  Glue Gun
10.  Embellishments

I decided to make this Memo Board 18 x 24 and just used Master’s Touch Canvas

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I placed my canvas upside down on my foam batting and cut around the canvas leaving roughly a 1 inch overhang.


I then started stapling the batting around the canvas pulling snug as I went.


Once finished I repeated the process using my material making sure to leave approximately 1 inch on the sides all the way around.


I stapled my material around the canvas making sure to pull it snug as I went.

Then I just trimmed up the edges.


After my material was all stapled and the edges were trimmed I started in one corner and placed my ribbon.


I pulled the ribbon from corner to corner making a large X and stapling on the back.

I repeated the process making sure to pull the ribbon snug and stapling tight on the backside.


I added buttons on the front to each cross point and sewed through the material, batting and canvas to secure them.


To give them a little extra security, I added a touch of hot glue to the back on top of the thread.

You can also see that I tied my thread around the center board and then glued it there.


Now…you can always just leave well enough alone and be done with it.

But if you know me…I never leave well enough alone.


I added some pretty embellishments and hot glued them down.


I also added a ribbon to the top for hanging.


I stuck some graduation and life quotes into the memo board along with a $20 and was done.



The hardest part of this DIY is finding the button holes from the backside.

But if I can do it…anyone can do it.

Now I’m off to the beach.