Thursday, September 11, 2008

Memo Bored?

Then update your space with a new memo board. I hope black and white hounds tooth fabric, hot pink accents and a sharp black frame will compliment 13-year-old Kylee's new teenage bedroom decor. I made this gift for Kylee's surprise birthday party and hung it over our buffet during the party. With a bright pink monogram, a copy of the party invitation and a photo of the guest of honor, I hope it let Kylee know that Monday night was all about celebrating the exciting days to come in her teenage years.

To make a memo board, use spray adhesive to coat a piece of wood, cardboard or another sturdy material cut to fit the size of your chosen frame. (I used the acrylic insert that came with the frame.) Allow the glue to get tacky, then cover the insert with batting. If you wish to personalize the memo board, monogram the fabric and play with positioning the fabric before putting it in the frame. Wrap the insert with fabric, pull it taut and secure it with hot glue. Then create a lattice design across the board, weaving ribbons across the board and securing them to the back of the board with tape or another adhesive. Play with this to determine the appropriate spacing before securing the ribbons on the back. Finally, place the insert in the frame and replace the back of the frame to complete the memo board.

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