Saturday, April 17, 2010

Memo Board Tutorial

Here's the tutorial for the memo board I used as my audition craft for SYTYC. Thanks again to everyone who voted for it! I didn't take pictures while I was making it, so the tutorial doesn't have any pictures...but don't worry, it's super easy! This memo board can be used for all sorts of things. It's a fun dry erase board for next to the phone, you can make it a calendar, a babysitter info board, chore chart...whatever you want!! Have fun! And as usual, if you use any of my tutorials, I would LOVE to see a picture of what you make!


Memo Board

Supplies: picture frame - whatever size you want, fabric (something that isn't too dark or busy so you can see your writing over it), transparency sheets,

1.) Paint picture frame if desired.  You can also decorate the frame if you want too.  I added some lace and a rosette to fancy mine up a bit.

2.) Take out cardboard insert from frame.  Cut out your fabric a couple inches larger (on all sides) than the piece of cardboard.  Iron fabric. 

3.) Place cardboard on wrong side of fabric.  Fold fabric over cardboard and tape down on back.
4.) If you want to add a calendar or babysitter info sheet, all you need to do is print it out on a transparency sheet. Make sure to print it on the rough side of the transparency sheet.  Put this sheet in between the fabric covered cardboard and the picture frame's glass.


5.) Insert cardboard, with fabric now attached, in frame.  Close frame.  You're done!  Easy, huh?

6.) Now you can use a dry erase marker to write on the frame's glass.  You can even put a sticky back piece of velcro on the dry erase marker and the other piece on the top of the frame...so you never lose your pen!


SYTYC week one starts on Monday...eek!






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22 comments:

CourtneyKeb said...

So genius and even more cute!

Jaime @ Our Journey said...

This is so cute and versatile! I linked this up under "Inspirational Projects" on my sidebar ... it'll be a one of my future projects!

Jaime @ Our Journey
www.theclayfamilyblog.blogspot.com

Chris said...

I was wondering if you used fabric or scrappy paper. Thanks for sharing. I found a simple frame and will be doing something similar soon.

Best wishes!

Rebecca Timson said...

Wow wow wow... I just saw this at U Create and had to come over for a look.. what a fabulous and simple idea...

Ta'
Beq

Southern Princess said...

adding this to my list of crafts for cute yet inexpensive birthday gifts! I have the perfect frames in mind.

Anita E, Crafty Girl! said...

OMGoodness! AWESOME! I absolutely LOVE it!

Shannon Hairr Photography said...

I just made one this weekend and it seriously took 10 minutes. You can see it on my blog. Thanks for the great idea!!

Ruth said...

We are thinking of doing this for a Super Saturday craft. How much do you think you could do it for?

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

This is a great idea, my bf didn't see my paper note the other day until it was too late. I have stuff to make this tonight!

Micah-Noel said...

Wow! I love this. Functional meets super cute. :)

Stephanie said...

oh I love this! Ive been needing a dry erase board- but I havent found anything besides the boring white kind.
This is exactly what i needed! thanks for the tut! Im going to give this a try tomorrow.

Charity said...

Really cute board!!! I love the babysitter one. It's so cute to have your info on. I love how you can change them out!

kirstin & jordan said...

Love this! What a useful idea!
We have a Friday Fun Finds party (on Fridays, of course)... If you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up this week!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is such a great idea! I almost like it more than chalkboards because it doesn't leave a lot of dust (but don't tell the blogging world that. They may not like me for it!)

Stephanie Lynn said...

Super Cute! Love the babysitting idea!! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance ~ Hope you are enjoying your weekend! I would really like to try one of these! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

This is awesome (and super cute). I have been looking for something to do with my old picture frames and this is it. Thanks for being such a Craft Diva.

Elsa said...

love this project! what a great idea! thanks so much for sharing it!

BriAnne said...

I love this!! I have been looking all over online trying to find a clever way to make a Menu board to display my weekly menu, and this is perfect! I'm also going to make a babysitting one! Love it!

I have a blog called Getting Swimsuit Ready and I was wondering if I could feature this on my blog? I think my readers would just love it!

BriAnne

Julie said...

I love this! I made one too and put pictures of it on my blog. Thanks for the idea.

http://patternshmattern.blogspot.com/

Heidi said...

way cool! hope to make one....some day! Hugs, Heidi

Meredith said...

Thank you for sharing this! It helped give me an idea to fill a blank space when dh and I couldn't agree on what to put there! lol Here is my post if you care to read! http://whatsnextma.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-got-crafty-burlap-dry-erase-board.html

threeloudkids said...

This is a adorable idea. I made something recently like this for a menu bored. but it didn't occur to me to embellish the frame. i love it!