Homemade Christmas Day 49: DIY Memo Board

by GettingFreedom on November 6, 2012


Last year I made a couple of these DIY Memo Boards, at a friends’ request, for gifts for her daughters.

They are so easy to put together and frugal to boot!  Plus, they’re customizable to the decor of the room you intend to put them in.  In this case, the peace sign fabric was also the recipients new bedding!  How Fun!

 Homemade Christmas Day 49:: DIY Memo Board

How to Make a Memo Board


1 Sheet Foam Core Poster Board
1 yard Fabric of your choice
Coordinating Ribbon
Straight Pins
Hot Glue


  1. Cut your foam core poster board in half.
  2. Cover with batting to create the “puff”.
  3. Measure and cut your fabric.  I cut mine allowing for an additional 2″ on each side, so that I would be able to attach it.
  4. Using hot glue, glue the fabric to the foam board on the back side.
  5. To attach the ribbon, go from corner to corner {measure, cut and glue on the back side}.

    For the ribbon crossing over the corner pieces, I just eyeballed where I wanted it, cut and glued them in place.

  6. On the places where the ribbon crosses each other, stick a straight pin through the ribbon, fabric, foam core board–all the way through the back.  Use pliers to bend the straight pin flush with the board so it doesn’t stick out.
  7. Cut and Glue a piece of ribbon on each top corner, creating your hanging ribbon.
  8. To create a clean look on the back, I cut a piece of the leftover fabric, tucked the edges under and glued it to the back.  That way when it’s turned over you see the fabric instead of the hanging over pieces that were glued in place.
  9. Attach the coordinating buttons on the front, over where you’ve placed the straight pins, using hot glue.
  10. Tuck in your pictures and you’re good to go!

Depending on the cost of your fabric–each DIY Memo Board should around $5!


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