Fabric and Ribbon Memo Board Tutorial
These look much nicer than a cork board and can really add some colour to your kitchen or sitting room, without resorting to painting to the walls!
What do you need?
Board – either a traditional pin board or a blank canvas (you can pick them up from art shops)
Wadding – enough to cover board and allow you to staple in place.
Fabric – enough to cover board and allow you to staple in place. I’ve used some beautiful Vanessa Arbuthnott Maids linen.
Ribbon – enough to cover board. Here I’m using Jane Means Ribbon, it’s strong and doesn’t fray so ideal for this type of project.
Upholstery Pins (or more if you want to use more ribbon than I have.
Upholstery backing – enough to cover back of board.
1 x staple gun with staples
1 x pair of fabric scissors
1 x tape measure
1 x pair of pliers
1 x chalk
1 x iron (and ironing board).
3. Staple first end of ribbon onto Top Left Hand corner of board. Then stretch and staple to Bottom Right Hand corner of board. Repeat for opposite corners.
4. Measure and mark with chalk, half way points along length and width of your board (on the back).5. Staple your ribbon from mid point of longest side to mid point of short side – this will make your diamond shapes when all mid points are joined together. 6. Fix upholstery pins when ribbons cross on the front is the board. I used pliers and a hammer to bend the pins and fix in place.
7. Measure board board and cut upholstery backing and staple to the back. This covers up all the other staples-but is not wholly necessary, as it will be attached to the wall after all!
Let me know how you get on & thanks for popping by!