How to make a ribbon memo board for a wall or to place inside a cabinet. Using ribbon makes it very colorful and the perfect way to organize papers, photos, and more in a handy way.
No Sew Ribbon Memo Board
I made this Ribbon Memo Board to place inside my kitchen cabinet. It keeps all the small notes, receipts and more handy, but out of the way. If you have cardboard or dollar store foam core boards and scraps of ribbon, you can make this is about 30 minutes.
Before Kitchen Cabinet Door
How to Make a Ribbon Memo Board
A Ribbon Memo Board will provide you with 2 things: A pop of color to brighten up your space as well as a place to help you organize all those little papers, bills, notes, etc. that pile up on your desk.
- Foam Board – I got mine at the dollar store.
- Ribbons – enough to cover the board. Cut each about 3-inches wider then your board. Use a variety of widths for added interest. I used a few wired edge ribbons – they work, but they don’t lay as flat as non-wired edge ribbon.
- Duct or Packaging Tape
- Straight Edge
- Mat Knife
- 4 – Sticky Back Velcro Dots
1. Cut your board to the desired size. Determine how you want the ribbons lined up and then set them aside. I wanted to use a scrap of fabric I had to add more color and pattern to my board. I pressed the raw edges over with an iron to create sharp creases so it looks like a wide ribbon.
2. Starting at the top of the board – lay the top ribbon across and wrap the ends around the back of the board. Make sure it is taut. Secure ends on back with tape.
3. Turn board back to front and attach duct tape along the entire length of the bottom edge of the ribbon. Wrap the ends of duct tape around the back and tape down. This will turn each ribbon into a pocket. Add the next ribbon under the first- slightly overlapping it.
Secure ends onto the back with tape and add the duct tape along the bottom edge of the ribbon. The next ribbon will hide the duct tape. Repeat this process for the rest of the ribbons until you have the board covered.
The back of the board will look like this when all the ribbons and duct tape are attached. To attach the bottom fabric or ribbon bring about 2 inches of the bottom edge to the back of the board and tape down as if you were gift-wrapping a box.
Secure all the ends of ribbon with duct tape on the back.
Add a Velcro dot to each corner on the back. Remove the adhesive and then press it onto the door or wall where you want it to hang.
I place reminders, tickets and other paper notes in this memo board, but you can make the board any size and even frame it. I did just this to use as a Christmas Card Holder.
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