DIY Memo Board

I’m back today sharing the first DIY for my little craft area: a DIY Memo Board!

DIY Memo board. Easy DIY craft for office or craft organization or even command centers. Plus, has a rustic farmhouse feel to it.

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If ya didn’t hear over on Instagram, my hubby made me a craft desk!!

He says it’s so I have a place to work.  I say it’s so he doesn’t have to push my latest DIY off the dining room table to find room to eat…

Either way, I am thrilled to have my own little space.

Unfortunately, the desk sits right on a blank wall.  GASP!  Don’t worry, I couldn’t let very long go by before I had a few DIYs in mind to fill the space.

One of the first projects I knew I needed for craft organization, was a memo board.  Especially now in the busy fall blogging season, I have so many projects going at once with so many different deadlines.  I need to have a few memos posted to keep all the dates straight.

Plus, it’s a pretty way to display some old faux florals, or some other girly touches 🙂

The memo board itself is CRAZY easy to make.

I started with a rustic frame I found on clearance at Michaels.  First, I removed the glass but keep the backing to hold in the actual “board” part.

I then sized a piece of rolled cork and cut to fit the frame.  You want the piece to be slightly smaller than the width of the frame, so that the addition of canvas overlay doesn’t make it too big to fit.

I ended up having to use 4 total pieces of cork stacked on top of one another to make the cork thick enough to stick a pushpin into.

DIY Memo board. Easy DIY craft for office or craft organization or even command centers. Plus, has a rustic farmhouse feel to it.

If you can find a piece of cork that just *fits* the frame without cutting and stacking, GO FOR THAT.  They make cork board, which is much thicker, but I couldn’t find the exact size for my frame.  Rolled cork is not the easiest to cut, and I made quite a mess.

Though, the kids didn’t seem to mind 🙂

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Next, I wrapped the cork in Muslin colored canvas, making sure to pull very tight.  I wrapped the ends around the back of the cork, and used a staple gun to adhere the canvas.

DIY Memo board. Easy DIY craft for office or craft organization or even command centers. Plus, has a rustic farmhouse feel to it.

Lastly, with the canvas attached, I placed the completed memo board into the back of the frame, as I would if I was using a regular picture.  I really had to push the backing into place, but eventually got it to be flush with the frame.  Success!!

Then, a few 3M strips later, and the memo board was looking beautiful on my previously barren wall.

And, of course I couldn’t just use regular push pins 😉

I used some Gorilla Glue to attach little flowers to the top of the pushpins.

DIY Memo board. Easy DIY craft for office or craft organization or even command centers. Plus, has a rustic farmhouse feel to it.

DIY Memo board. Easy DIY craft for office or craft organization or even command centers. Plus, has a rustic farmhouse feel to it.

And, that’s it!  Easy peasy, right?!

DIY Memo board. Easy DIY craft for office or craft organization or even command centers. Plus, has a rustic farmhouse feel to it.

DIY Memo board. Easy DIY craft for office or craft organization or even command centers. Plus, has a rustic farmhouse feel to it.

DIY Memo board. Easy DIY craft for office or craft organization or even command centers. Plus, has a rustic farmhouse feel to it.

You guys, I am SO excited for my {almost} completed craft organization space.  I’ll be sharing the next few DIYs soon 🙂

DIY Memo board. Easy DIY craft for office or craft organization or even command centers. Plus, has a rustic farmhouse feel to it.

Wishing you a joyful day!

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. shawnna griffin

    hey girl this is so cool! Great job!

  2. Bonnie Banks

    Great idea! I love the old frame you found to use too!. I’m wondering if I could use a pre- stretched canvas and layer the inside with cardboard instead of cork? It would be a bit more recycled perhaps? I could staple a piece of fabric over the back to hold it all inside…..place it in a frame and voila’! When the cardboard breaks down then just replace it?

    1. Thanks so much, Bonnie! That’s a great idea. I only wonder if the cardboard would be able to hold pushpins and whatever you’re trying to hold with the pushpins? Maybe try it out before you put it behind the canvas. But, if it can, that’s an awesome idea! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  3. Sabrina

    This looks so cute Sarah, I especially love the flower pins! I love personalized memo boards so much more than the standard ones you can buy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Kelly

    It turned out great! I love the flower push pins ?
    Best,
    Kelly

  5. Alysha

    I love the push pins, they’re such a fantastic idea! And that frame is so beautiful!

  6. Chelsea Wolf

    Love the push pins and frame around the board, Sarah! Obviously average push pins just can’t cut it with such a pretty background!

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