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#18. Home Decor


Another item completed off my 101 list!! #18: make my own piece of home decor. So I made a french memo board to clean up some of the clutter from the refrigerator and it just looks cuter! They are super easy to make. I wish I had taken picture of the process, but I forgot I had this on my list! There are lots of ways to make them, but I’ll share how I did!

You need:

-an old bulletin board

-quilting batting (amount will depend on size of board)

-cotton fabric (amount will depend on size of board)

-ribbon (size will depend on size of board)


-push pin picture hangers

-staple gun

-glue gun

1. Cover the bulletin board with quilt batting. For this one I did 3 layers, but it depends on how plushy you want the board. Wrap it around the board like a gift and use the staple gun to staple the ends to the back of the board.

2. Cover the batting/board with your choice of fabric. Wrap it around like a gift and staple the ends to the back.

3. Cut strips of ribbon and lay on the board however wide you want them apart. I use straight pins to position ribbon before securing it. Leave enough to wrap the end around to the back, and staple the end to the back of the board. Staple all ribbon ends.

4. On the front of the board, put a staple where the ribbons criss-cross each other.

5. Using the hot glue gun, glue a button to cover each staple of the front of the board where the ribbons criss-cross.

6. Put push pin hangers on the back of the board and hang!

*If you notice I am missing some buttons….I bought all that JoAnn had but it wasn’t enough, so I have to wait for them to get more in to finish!

5 thoughts on “#18. Home Decor

  1. Adorable! Oh, and the invite for D and T’s wedding is gorgeous! I’m so sad I’m missing it!

  2. I LOVE this!!!! I especially love the sweet birth announcement that adorns it!! Can’t wait to see you!!!

  3. Love your blog, we both started this challenge on the same day so I’ll be following your progress eagerly- you’re already doing better than me as I haven’t ticked anything off my list yet! Lots of things in progress though! Good luck with your challenge!

  4. This is a perfect idea for my new apartment. Still looking through places to find some other cool stuffs such as this.


  5. Totally creative and charming. Would try out something like this at home. I hate my old cork board.


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