Mom won’t mind all of her To-Do’s when she can file them along with other important papers in this easy DIY memo board made from a recycled Thrift Store frame. This cute fabric memo board is a great project to reuse and recycle an old frame, but it can also be made with a new one. While you’re making one as a gift, make one for yourself! They’re quick and easy and look fabulous hung in the kitchen, entryway, or hallway.
Don’t like the color of your frame? Paint it! Purchase paint appropriate for your frame’s surface and make a change.
EASY DIY MEMO BOARD SUPPLIES
- Photo frame with foam mat, any size, new or used
- 4″ strips of fabric cut in length needed to cover mat (we suggest pre-cut quilting Jelly Rolls)
- Felt cut to the size of foam mat
EASY DIY MEMO BOARD DIRECTIONS
Remove any mat or glass from frame. Recycle glass and toss the mat or use them for another project.
Determine how many strips of fabric you need to cover mat. Lay them out on the mat to see if you like the color arrangement. Adjust as needed.
Use pinking shears to trim one edge of the fabric – this will keep the fabric from fraying. Fold the other edge over by a 1/2″ and press down.
Lay the fabric strips out on the work surface, pinking sheared edge pointing towards the top, and overlap the strips by 1/2″.
Place the mat down, wrong side up, in the center of the strips of fabric.
Firmly hold the mat down. Fold over the edges of the fabric onto the mat and hot glue in place. Repeat on the other side.
Flip the mat over and you will have long pockets. If you find that you need to cover a bit more of the mat, like I did in this example, wrap a length of fabric around the bare area and adhere with hot glue.
Hot glue felt to the back of foam mat to give the back a finished look.
Place the fabric covered mat back into the frame and secure it into place.