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Memo Board/Hair Clip Holder

Before Christmas my Sis asked me to make my niece a hair clip holder. She sent me a picture of a memo board she had seen online. It was really cute but the ribbon was only going up and down on the board. I wanted to make something they could use even after my niece was done with hair clips. So, I created this memo board that can hold her hair clips too.

This was a pretty easy project. I would have to say choosing the fabric was the hardest part. I spent more time in the fabric store that it took me to make the whole project. LOL!! My nieces room is decorated in brown and pink (my favorite color combo) so it was easy to decide what colors to make the memo board. The hard part was choosing just the right fabric.

The base of the project is a cork board I bought at a craft store. It's just like a framed canvas you would buy for painting only it's covered with cork and backed with cardboard. This made the project so much easier to make. I just hot glued the fabric on to the cork board frame making sure to wrap it around to the back. I folded the corners over really neatly as I wanted the back to look nice too. Then I took some ribbon and measured out where I wanted them and where to criss cross them. Then got glued them to the back also. For the criss crosses I hot glued some brads. First I used my paper piercer to make holes through the fabric, cork and cardboard. Then put the brad through the hole and added hot glue before I pushed the brad all the way through. Then just opened the back of the brad on the back. I also hot glued some ribbon on the back to cover the edges of the fabric and ribbon. Sorry I didn't take a picture of that. I'll have my Sis take a picture and then I'll post that later. The board is 17 x 24. All the supplies are listed below.I hope you like this project and have a chance to make one for yourself or a loved one. It was so easy to make and turned out way better than I ever thought it would. It was a great sense of accomplishment.

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Lorraine Castellon-Rowe
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SUPPLIES:
Cork Board: Craft Store
Fabric: Craft Store
Ribbon: Retired Stampin' Up! Ribbon Bundles
Brads: Retired Corduroy Pink Brads

3 Wonderful Comments:

Cindee said...

Such a cute project! I've been going to try making one of these boards and just haven't had the time. You've inspired me. Thanks!

Lorie said...

This is absolutely fabulous Lorraine! Great job!

Kirraleigh said...

Hi! I was just googling to see rough distances between the ribbon as I have just started making one of these for my niece's naming day gift, I also chose to so the criss cross pattern so she can use it well into the future! I've done mine on a cheap wooden framed canvas. Yours is amazing, mine isnt quite that beautiful but you'll be able to check it out in the next couple of days on my blog :) You've done a fantastic job!

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