Asked on Dec 10, 2018

How do I make a fast & easy memo/picture board?

PookieSal3170064Patti Fries


Hows the best way to make a memo/picture board like the store-bought ones with the criss-cross ribbons, using an old cork board?

6 answers
  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Dec 10, 2018

    cut ribbons to size and glue or staple onto back of board in criss cross fashion Here's ideas ANOTHER ONE MORE

  • Cover with thin quilt batting. Then cover with fabric of choice. Use coordinating ribbon. Easy simple and quick. If you don't have a staple gun, use finishing nails or thumb tacks to secure. Hot glue will work in a pinch.

  • Nan W.
    on Dec 10, 2018

    Pookie: Maybe this tutorial will be of help:

  • Patti Fries
    on Dec 11, 2018

    get a piece of foamcore from a art store--Michael's etc. Get paint, embelishments(scrapbook section), thin ribbon and flat thumb tacks. Paint and decorate the foamcore. Glue fancy stuff on and attach ribbon. You could also use scrapbook paper and glue it to the board and decorate. Have fun!

  • Sal3170064
    on Dec 12, 2018

    Make sure the material you have is just large enough to cover the front, then go around the back approximately 1inch. Lay this fabric face down on a table or floor. Then layer with some wadding to give some padding, then add the cork board face down.

    Put a staple in the middle of each side to start with, stretching the fabric slightly as you go. Then fill in each side of these staples. Mitre the corners to finish this stage.

    The next stage is to add the ribbon, measure equally across diagonally one side stapling around the back. Then do the same the other side. Add drawing pins to where they cross. Cover the back with backing fabric. Add small eyelet hooks to the back and string for hanging.

  • Pookie
    on Dec 13, 2018

    Thanks for all the suggestions! Will try it this weekend.

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