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7 Crafty Memo Boards

Whether you want to display a few happy mementoes and mottos, or you need a reminder of up-and-coming dates, we have plenty of ideas for fabulous homemade message boards. But forget about boring blackboards and plain old whiteboards, these bulletin boards are functional pieces of art!

7 Crafty Memo Boards

1. Shabby chic

Retro lovers will delight in this cutesy magnetic board, made from a vintage metal tray. If you don't have one going spare, you can achieve the same effect by revamping a baking sheet with paint, washi tape, découpage or sticky-back plastic. You'll need strong glue to bond a metal hanger to the back for wall-mounting and to add adhesive bumper pads to stop it marking the wall.

[image source: https://vintageindie.typepad.com/vintage_indie/2009/07/what-your-make-of-it-diy-vintage-revamp-magnetic-memo-tray.html]

2. Upcycled tray

Craft your own mail and message station from a humble kitchen tray. The first step is to cover the wood using chalk paint and a stencil. Glue on trim to create the framed chalkboard area (Benjamin Moore sells coloured chalkboard paint if you prefer not to have black) and bulldog clips to hold memos. Attach a stopper to prevent post falling out, then finish with hooks to hold keys and your hallway organisation command centre is complete!

[image source: https://www.artsychicksrule.com/repurposed-tray-turned-message-center]

3. Hoop hoop hooray

Sewists will adore this pretty pinboard, ideal for collating supplies and organising projects. You'll want to find the biggest embroidery hoop you can, or utilise a trio of smaller boards for maximum practicality. Cut cork to fit inside, cover in your favourite fabrics and colour the frame with acrylic paint before gluing together. .

[image source: https://www.womansweekly.com/craft/how-to-make-a-handmade-memo-board-17655]

4. Vintage vibe

Upcycle an ornate picture frame with this elegant noticeboard project. Simply remove the glass and stick cork to the backing sheet, then cover in hessian. Paint the frame to match your décor and re-assemble. Choose or make some pretty pins as a final flourish.

[image source: https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/primroseandplum]

5. Worldly travels

Whip up a textile-clad memo board in no time at all with themed fabric and wadding stapled over a backing sheet, with twine or ribbon attached for holding mini pegs. Use cork if you'd like to add pins, otherwise a stiff backing board will suffice.

[image source: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FrankieSewingMachine]

6. Roarsome board

Complete a child's bedroom with a themed memory board. This example uses dinosaur motif fabric to make a pocket, and a T-rex toy as magnets, but it can easily be unicorn, astronaut, dog or Minecraft schemed! You'll need to cover cork tiles in coordinating paint, fabric or string and glue them all in place on a backing sheet made of stiff card.

[image source: https://www.furniturechoice.co.uk/inspiration/an-eco-friendly-diy-memo-board-to-make-with-the-kids_a10000116]

7. It's a corker

This one's perfect if you're on a tight budget and is easy to size up if you want a bigger board. Simply cut hexagons from inexpensive cork tiles, section off areas with masking tape and create a geo-theme with white and gold craft paint and marble-design sticky-backed plastic. Find the tutorial here.

[image source: https://www.makingmanzanita.com/easy-diy-hexagon-cork-memo-boards]