artsy-fartsy mama: DIY Memo Board

DIY Memo Board

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DIY Memo Board at artsyfartsymama.com

Creating handmade gifts for family and friends for Christmas is a lot of fun, and you can be sure that they won't be receiving the same gift from anyone else! You can also save big when you make handmade gifts. I spent about $10 on this DIY Memo Board, and did all my shopping at home online at Consumer Crafts!

DIY Memo Board at artsyfartsymama.com

To create this DIY Memo Board, you'll need:
Paint (I used DecoArt® Crafter's Acrylic™ Paint in Spun Gold and Americana Acrylics in Primary Blue)

DIY Memo Board at artsyfartsymama.com

First, I painted about 10 clothespins with the gold paint. Set them aside to dry.

DIY Memo Board at artsyfartsymama.com

Next, I painted the frame with a sponge brush (a regular brush would work fine, too). Painting the frame near the chalkboard and the chicken wire was a little tricky since neither one is removable. So, I folded a piece of paper and used it along the edges to block the chalkboard and wire from getting paint on them. It worked great!!

DIY Memo Board at artsyfartsymama.com

This is the board after one coat. As you can see, it's a little blotchy. I ended up painting about three coats to get it completely covered. Let each coat dry before adding another, and you might need a smaller brush to get in corners and harder to reach areas.

DIY Memo Board at artsyfartsymama.com

Once the frame is dry, add your clothespins to the chicken wire. I created some small cards with inspirational quotes since I believe everyone needs a reminder of how awesome they are!! I also figured out that if you use strong magnets, you can add one to the back and another to the front to hang other notes or reminders on the chalkboard!!


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10 comments:

  1. Oh fun!

    I would probably do a bunch of experimenting with the machine.

    I have to say that Spun Gold is my most favourite acrylic paint colour. It looks so good on those clothespins!

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  2. I LOVE your memo board! My fingers are crossed I win your giveaway! :)

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  3. Wow! This is fab! It is actually exactly what I need for my new office nook (AKA tiny little desk in the corner of the kids playroom).Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway!

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  4. LOVE this project Lindsay...the color you chose is gorgeous! I'd love to win an Explore too :)

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  5. What a great memo board and giveaway!!

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  6. I would probably personalize some things for my son or make wall art!

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  7. Adorable! Love the color combinations on the board. I would use the cricut to make some cute little gift boxes!

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  8. Oh I've dreamed about having one of these! Love the cute board too. Simple and doable for me!

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  9. This is so cute. I love that you can personalize the color to your own color scheme.

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