Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crafting with Friends: Memory Boards

I have a monthly crafting get together with a couple of friends.  It is a great time of gabbing, eating, and crafting together.  It warms my heart and puts a smile on my face.

Our most recent craft...Memory Boards.

I'm sorry I didn't take pictures of the process, but it's pretty easy:
  • Decide what size you want your board and cut a backing.  It can be wood, cork, cardboard, or whatever, really.  We used cardboard.
  • Cut fabric and batting to be slightly larger than your backing.  You will want an overhang of about 1.5 inches on each side.
  • Stretch your batting around your backing and secure to the back.  We had to get creative here, because the cardboard isn't thick enough to use a staple gun (probably the easiest option).  I think hot glue would be a good option, here.
  • Stretch your fabric around the backing and batting, and secure to the back.
  • Hook ribbon to the back, lay across the front, and hook to the back on the opposite side.  Do this several times to make whatever pattern you want with your ribbon.  Just remember you need them to be close enough together to put pictures, etc. in the spaces.
  • Affix the ribbon to your board at the intersections.  You can do this with tacks, thread, glue, etc.  I used fabric glue and added the buttons as decoration.
  • You're done!

I love mine so much!  The fabric is so great, and I love the semi non matching ribbon.  I especially love that right now it can display....

my sonogram photos!  Yup....there's a little lima bean swimming around in there.  This memory board with be so perfect in the nursery!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! And how cool that you do a monthly crafting get-together. Great idea!