Today’s post is about my latest DIY project, using some of the vintage lace from yesterday’s entry. I hope you enjoy it!
When I first decided to make a memo/picture board, I wanted to use a board as a base, but soon realized that it was too heavy! So I used some cardboard instead.
1. Decide on the measurements for your board. Choose appropriate size cardboard.
2. You will need two identical pieces of cardboard:
3. Then you will need to apply glue, regular Elmer’s school glue works just fine:
4. Next, glue the pieces together, and put something heavy on top, like a stack of magazines ( I used my bridal ones)
5. Now you need some sintepon (it’s what they put inside your snow pants, that’s of course if you own a pair). Mine came in a big roll like this:
I cut out a piece, that I was going to use in my memo board. My original plan was to use foam rubber, but I didn’t have that.
6. I wrapped my sintepon around my cardboard (I didn’t have to wait for the glue to work for a long time, it’s only cardboard, so I think I gave it about 10 minutes or so), so it was nice and warm:
7. Next I trimmed extra sintepon and sewed the edges together, so the cardboard became invisible:
8. Then I chose some pink fabric to go over the base:
Cut a piece off, and ironed it!
Sorry for too much light, all these pics were taken with my phone camera
9. Next I hand stitched a “pillow-case” shaped sleeve, put it on my base, and stitched it close:
10. I used white ribbon/lace, that I showed you in my yesterday’s post, and started creating the criss-crosses, that hold pics and memos in place. My lace wasn’t elastic, but it worked just fine! I made the big central “X” first, then added on the sides:
So as a result it looked like this:
Let me show you the back, so that you can see the loops I made for hanging, and also you can see that my lace doesn’t go all the way around (it would’ve been an extreme waste of ribbon!)
I finally added some pictures, cards, a couple old pendants.
I hope you enjoyed today’s DIY project, don’t forget to check tomorrow’s!
Love and Lace Flowers,