Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Framed Memo Board Tutorial

Framed Memo Board Tutorial
Items Needed:
Lg. Frame
Quilt Batting
Hot Glue Gun
*I bought a frame from the dollar store! I sanded it a little and then
painted it aqua and dry brushed lime green over top.
I love how it turned out!

First cut a piece of card board to fit inside the frame.
I used the mat that came with the frame as a guide.

Then cut a piece of quilt batting to the same size
as the card board piece.

Place card board on top of fabric and use as a
guide to cut the out fabric piece. It needs to overlap
approximately 2 inches wide on all sides of cardboard.

Place batting on to back side of fabric.

Place cardboard over batting.

Using the hot glue gun run a bead of glue along one edge of cardboard.
Carefully pull fabric over top of glue to tack in to place.

Follow this step on remaining 3 sides of cardboard.
The fabric does not need to be pulled really tight,
just enough so the fabric lays nice and flat over the batting.

Carefully turn corners of fabric under and glue in to place.
Try and keep fabric flat so the board will fit in to the frame nicely!

Repeat till you have all the corners tacked in to place.

This is how the board should look once fabric is glued in to place.
I added ribbon to give it a French Memo look!
I cut ribbon pieces and lay them out on top of the board
to see how I wanted them arranged before I started
to glue in to place. You can use less or more ribbon
depending on the look you are going for!

Using small dots of hot glue tack ribbons down in desired pattern!

Place fabric board in to frame and tack in to place.

(Some frames come with backings and some don't, if yours

has a back make sure your fabric board in not to bulky to put it back on.)

Finished board!!!

Decorated and hanging in my Kitchen!

I used some straight pins to hang photos as well as using the ribbon!

Enjoy! Meg


amylouwhosews said...

I did something like this ages ago, but not framed or cute! I needed your expertise and inspiration!

Another project to add to my to-do list.

BumbleBee Bagz said...

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Unknown said...

that's adorable! cute and cheap AND functional. Can't beat it!!

Anonymous said...

I've brought my sewing machine down from the closet for the first time in about 12 years. I was thrilled to find your blog! You are so talented!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Oh my gosh this is great! I'm moving soon and so want some cute craft stuff for a kitchen, office, EVERYWHERE!

Can I link to this tute in an article over at http://boutiqueflair.ning.com?

I write a craft article there once a week!?


MegN said...

Thanks for the great comments! Sure you can link to my blog! Meg

The Wooden Spool said...

saw this on flickr....lovin it! You are sooo creative! Fun to put a name to the face.
Happy summer,

liz said...

very cute! love the frame!

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

I made one! Blogged here:


Miss Sweet Tea said...

I'm so happy I stumbled across your website. You are so talented! I am going to attempt this memo board tonight. I'm not near as crafty as you so we'll see how it goes...wish me luck!

Roxanne said...

I've been looking through your archives--precious, creative, beautiful things you have here. I'm gonna link to you. I'm setting up my craft room in my new house and I CAN'T WAIT to use some of your ideas!!!

Star @ A Load Of Craft said...

Thanks!I love it. I used your tute and blogged about it here: http://aloadofcraft.blogspot.com/2010/01/tutorial-how-to-make-fabric-memo.html