Hi Made By Girl readers!! It's Jenny Bevlin on this Monday morning with a great DIY for your home. I'm in the middle of redoing my home office/craft room. One of the things that I really wanted for my space is a really great memo board. I don't know about you, but I love pinning items to memo boards to have around always to keep me inspired.
I love Pinterest, but there is just something about having images (that I LOVE) around me to keep me inspired! As far as memo boards go, I knew I wanted something that was neutral in color to make the images I put on it to really pop!
I did some searching on the internet & found this linen memo board. However, I feel like $149 is too much to spend on a memo board and I knew I could easily DIY it. For the push pins, I knew I wanted something fun. I love the neon and neutral trend, so I decided to make some neon push pins. These push pins are a great compliment to the neutral linen fabric. Don't you think??
Here's what you need to make this memo board:
- Cork Board
- Linen Fabric
- Staple Gun
- Staples (Make sure your staples are the appropriate length. Staples that are too long may poke through the other side of the board.)
Lay the fabric out and place the cork board on top of it face down. Cut the fabric around the board leaving about 3 inches or so all the way around the board.
Before you staple the fabric to the board, make sure you iron the fabric so that it is crease free. Next, staple the fabric to the back of the board all the way around. Make sure that you are pulling the fabric tight around so that the fabric will be nice and tight on the front of the board.
Leave the corners for last. For the corners, you will just fold them down and over as shown in the picture and then staple down.
Here's what you need to make these neon push pins:
- Flat Head Push Pins
- Acrylic Paint
- Clear Nail Polish
- Foam Board (I used this to put the push pins in to dry)
Dip the head of the push pin in the paint. I then poked my push pins into a piece of foam board so that they could stand upright while they dried.
Once dry, paint the push pins with clear nail polish.
The best thing about this whole project is that everything cost a total of $25! Now, what should I buy for my office with the $125 I saved?
- images and post by Jenny Bevlin