Keep reading for the savvy directions.
What You'll Need:
- 12-by-12-inch foam board
- Hot glue gun
- 1-inch-round fasteners
- Craft needle (optional)
- Gather the materials, selecting a section of fabric that's larger than your foam board. Any size of foam board works wonderfully; we used a 12-by-12-inch square for making this memory board. Be supersavvy, and repurpose an old pillowcase or sheet for this project.
- Place the fabric, pattern side down on your workspace. Position the foam board on top, and trim, if needed, until there is a two-inch boarder.
- Fold over the fabric along one side of the foam board, securing with the hot glue gun. Do the same along another side, leaving half the foam board open.
- Place a layer of fiberfill on the foam board. You don't want it to be too thick; about one cup will create a nice cushion for a 12-by-12-inch board.
- Flip the board over and pull the fabric around the other two edges, securing with the hot glue gun.
- Now begin arranging lengths of ribbon to create the sections for the French memory board. Start by creating an X and then positioning the rest of the ribbons. Use a pencil to gently mark the placement of the ribbons around the edges.
- Flip the board over, and secure one of the lengths of the X with the hot glue gun, then securing the other end. Continue glueing and securing the lengths, using a ruler as needed to keep the lengths parallel.
- To finish the memory board, stick a fastener at each point where the ribbons cross. You can use a craft needle to help create the holes. Open the fasteners on the back of the board, securing them.
- Continue working until all the crossed lengths of ribbon are secured. Cut an eight- to 10-inch length of ribbon, and secure it to the back of the foam board to use for hanging the finished memory board.
- To use the finished board, simply slide important business cards, notes, or pictures between the ribbons to keep you motivated and on task.