Sunday, June 5, 2011

Memo Boards

Online I found a memo board that would match my Vintage Western boy/girl room/nursery for $100! That was $91 more than what I ended up paying by making my own.
 I found two magnetic cork boards on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $2.00 each. Magnetic so cool, since this is going in a child's room I don't want push pins.   
 I cut my fabric so it would wrap around the board leaving enough to hot glue on the back. I used straight pins to hold the fabric in place at each corner.

I used a hot glue gun to attach the fabric to the board. I then chose to use a see through ribbon so it would not distract from my patterned fabric. I again used straight pins to hold the ribbon in the place I wanted it. Using my hot glue gun, I glued the ribbon at the back of the board.

 I chose to do two Xs with my ribbon (a total of four cut ribbons) but you could use six ribbons to make more Xs.
 I then choose two buttons from my button jar. I keep this jar in my laundry room to catch any lost or extra buttons. (Click here to see my laundry room makeover)
I sewed them on using strong thread since little hands will be pulling at the ribbons to add their art work or pictures.

I stitched the button thread to the fabric so I could tie it off. I pulled it tight to keep the button firmly in place. 

I made two memo boards. One using my son's fabric and one using my daughter's fabric. 
Again I used a see through sheer ribbon so the pattern was not hidden.

I just love these fabrics for my boy/girl bedroom. The memo boards turned out super cute for only spending $9.00!

Here is the pillow sham for my daughter's bed. I am so excited! My mom is custom making all her bedding! As soon as the bedding is complete I will do a full room reveal.
Click here for my previous posts for this room.

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