A Ballard Design Hack
I made this board a few years back, and wanted to share it with you all in case you’re looking for a project to do during these cold, rainy day’s we’re having way to much of currently. It’s inspired by burlap memo board I saw in a Ballard Designs (or similar) magazine. You know, one of those classic pieces that’s featured all the time in the magazines they send you… This is an easy, fun project if you’re looking for another inexpensive way to update your space with a timeless looking memory board.
While walking in my neighborhood one day, I found this old canvas on the side of the road that someone was throwing away, and I thought it was a good piece of trash to up-cycle (don’t judge me!). If you don’t want to make this picture board on a canvas, you can do the same thing on a cork board of any size (that way you can just add pictures and memos with tacks, instead of clips!).
DIY Burlap Memo Board
What You Need:
- Canvas, or Cork board at your desired size
- Burlap fabric (so there will be 2″ of slack to fold the burlap around your board/canvas)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Decorative Upholstery Nails
- Staple Gun
- Decorative Letter (optional)
- Take your burlap (or other choice of fabric) and lay it wrong face up on your work space.
- Lay your canvas/cork board on top of the burlap (with the wrong side facing up).
- Pull the burlap tight around the canvas/cork and staple the fabric, so it is secure on the back of the wooden frame. Make sure you fold the corners like a present (pictured above), and secure them with some hot glue, and a staple in each corner.
- Finish your board by spacing the decorative nails around the frame evenly, and hammer into place.
- Hot glue your initial, clips, or anything else to the front of your board (or just keep plain and use pins to attach pictures, etc., if you’re using cork).
Click the picture above for the link to the Ballard Design memo board, if you want to check that out instead of making it yourself.
I hope you enjoyed this post. What other kind of DIY projects would you like to see on Headquarters by Ship? Comment and let me know!