French Memo Board Made Easy

Maybe it's just me, but I always thought that those cool looking French memo boards like they would be hard to make. Then I actually took the time to think about it and realized just how easy it would be to make!

This project cost me nothing but about 15 minutes of my time. First I located a piece of scrap 1x4 pine in the garage scrap bin, some leftover batting and fabric in the sewing room. Then I located a package of coordinating rick rack that I had bought at a garage sale a couple summers ago.

I stretched the batting and fabric across the board and stapled it in the back like I would do when I recover dining room chair seats. Next I laid out the rick-rack in a X pattern. After I had it laid out the way I wanted it I pinned it into place. then I turned it over and stapled it into the back as well.

I thought I was done until I realized that I forgot about hanging it! The Mr. managed to wrestle up a two saw tooth hangers for me and we were back in business.

This was a really easy and fun project to do. I would even be willing to do it with my kids help if it was not a present for them. ;-)

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Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

Never even occurred to me that you could do it in a non-standard rectangle. Love it!

I've been needing something like this for my son's room, but I didn't want to give up another 2x3ft space. This is perfect. Thanks!

Sharinskishe said...

I love the shape of this. I am amazed at how creative you are and so thankful that you are sharing with us. I so need to get back in touch with my creative side. I miss it! But with myself being back in school and my teenagers, I have other priorities at the moment.

However, I never stop make-doing! Thanks so much for linking with us again. I appreciate learning from everyone who posts.

Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you soon.


Susie said...

Awesome tackle!!

jenjen said...

So cute. Great project!


Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Anyone who comes up with projects that are no sew (and stapled instead) is my hero!

Love love LOVE this!


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