Make a Christmas Memory Board

Learn how to make a memory board that will serve as a beautiful backdrop to your favorite Christmas cards.


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  • Bulletin board with wooden frame
  • Blue acrylic paint
  • Luminescent embossing powder
  • Paintbrush
  • White quilted fabric
  • Spray adhesive
  • 1/2-inch-wide blue and white ribbons
  • Stapler
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Computer, printer, and white card stock
  • Small crystal frame
  • 4 decorative push pins
  • 1-1/4 yards of 5-inch-wide wire-edge ribbon
  1. Paint the bulletin board frame using blue paint and embossing powder. Let dry.
  2. Cut a piece of quilted fabric to cover the cork area. Spray the back of the fabric with adhesive, place it on the cork and press into place.
  3. Cut ribbon to stretch diagonally across the board.
  4. Weave ribbons over and under; staple ends to the frame. Cut ribbon and beaded trim to the edge cork.
  5. Lay ribbon over the fabric edges and woven ribbon ends; hot-glue in place.
  6. Use a computer to print a message in coordinating ink on white card stock, sizing the text to fit the crystal frame.
  7. Cut out the message and insert in frame. Hot-glue the frame on the center of the board.
  8. To finish, tie a bow of wire-edge ribbon to the center top. Place push pins at ribbon intersections to hold cards.
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