A long time ago (though I’m only now getting around to adding it to the blog), I made a memo board for the Little Miss’s room.
I didn’t use any type of tutorial, though I’m sure there are many, so I’ll give the brief “how to.” At least the brief “what I did".” I found a couple of things that worked out really well for me: for the foundation, I used a piece of foam core board. I split it in half and stuck the halves together. The fabric is a fat quarter, which ended up being the perfect size to cover the board. I added a little batting to it, and stapled the ribbons across. The pattern of the fabric was great and acted as a grid so everything lined up nicely.
I was going to use buttons at the intersections of the ribbon, but those were a little pricey for the quantity I needed. I found these beads instead and glued them on.
And done. I guess I didn’t hang it very straight.
Here’s one I made a while ago for her sister. It has a stretched canvas as the base of it. Looking at it now, I notice that it also has a grid-like fabric, which is funny—I didn’t recall that when choosing the fabric for the Little Miss’s board and just picked the fabric I did because I thought the color was good.