DIY French Memo Board
This DIY French Memo Board is a great decorative way to organize your life. It’s a project with minimal sewing, and a lot of hot glue. I’ve been working on an activities center for our family, to help keep our schedules and to do lists organized and easily seen. My husband has short term memory loss and my daughter has a short attention span, so asking me about the same thing multiple times is a regular occurrence. I want to empower them to know the info themselves, so having an activities center with a memo board, calendar, cork board, and chalkboard is a must. You can choose fabric, ribbon, and buttons to match your decor. My husband said this one reminds him of ladybugs and he loves it. I used an old blank canvas as my base. These come in all shapes and sizes. It’s a nice sturdy base that is easy to find and fit for hanging on a wall. I use French memo boards for various things in my house. An activities memo boars is great for showing party invitations, school memos, to do lists, schedules, and lists of important numbers. I have ones that hold fancy hair clips and fascinators for easy access. You could pin on momentos, prize ribbons, photos, magazine images, articles, artwork, flowers, and what ever puts you in a good mood.
What you need to make this project
- Poly-Fil Low-Loft Batting 72" x 90"
- Oly-Fun Craft Pack Cherry Pop
- A 24" x 24" canvas
- Cotton fabric
- 2 Spools of 1″ grosgrain ribbon
- Matching 1″ buttons
- Matching thread
- Steam iron
- 1 High temp hot glue gun
- Several glue sticks
- A hand sewing needle