My little girl asked for a bulletin board to put pictures of her friends up in her room. But the idea of her having push pins was definitely not a good one! So I made her a Ribbon Memo Board with beautiful grosgrain ribbon from Ribbon Revelry!
Here is what I used:
- 16″ X 20″ canvas
- Scrap piece of quilt batting large enough to cover the surface of the canvas
- Fabric about 24″ X 28″
- 7 yards of 3/8″ Ribbon
- Glue Gun
- Staple Gun
- Carpenter Square
- Thread & needle
- Optional: buttons
- Cut batting so that it is just large enough to extend around the edge of the canvas.
- Secure the batting around the edges with hot glue.
- Lay fabric under batting covered canvas. Fold raw edge of fabric under and secure along wood of canvas using your trusty nail gun. Work your way around the perimeter of the canvas.
- Now for the ribbon! I started in one corner and used a carpenter square to keep my angles consistent. Secure the ribbon to the wood on the back side of the canvas. Make sure you have both points of the staple into the ribbon so as to not allow it to slip and slide, changing the angle of your ribbon on the front. Keep everything taut as can be!
- Now staple the other side of the ribbon to the back side of the canvas. This creates the line that you will work off of to keep everything straight.
- Now for your next piece of ribbon. I measured at the top and bottom to make sure the lines of ribbon were parallel.
- When adding the ribbon that goes perpendicular, I wove them. I alternated above and below moving across the board and then staggered it with the next line of ribbon. Soon I had this:
- You will need to secure the points at which the ribbons come together in an X. You can use a thread and needle. This allows pictures to stay put on your lovely, made-with-love memo board!
So, my dilemma is now: plain or add a bit of whimsy with mismatched buttons? What do you think?