WOW #95: Father’s Day Memo Board

01 Jun

Ready for another gift idea for the special man in your life? This week we’re making glass frame memo boards. As frames come in all shapes and sizes this gift can really be personalized. Just make sure to grab a frame that contains a glass front (this will be the wipeboard for the dry erase markers).

Here’s a photo of today’s completed project:

Here’s what you will need to complete today’s project:

Step 1: Cut patterned paper to fit the back of the frame.

Continue reading for additional photos, instructions, and the complete supply list!

Step 2: Mount all patterned paper pieces on the frame backing.

Step 3: Mount a strip of ribbon across the patterned paper border strip and trim off the excess.

Step 4: Mount a journaling die cut (or create your own) on the project.

Step 5: Clean the glass and reassemble the frame.

Step 6: Mount buttons tied with twine on the glass of the frame.

Step 7: Add additional embellishments on the outside of the frame as desired.

At this point you can use a dry erase marker to leave a note for dad. (You may want to include a package of tissues for wiping the frame clean.)

Here is the completed project again:

(Supplies: Frame–dollar store; Patterned paper–American Crafts, Echo Park Paper, My Little Shoebox; Ribbon–American Crafts; Die cut journaling spot–Little Yellow Bicycle; Flag–Pink Paislee; Buttons–Basic Grey; Twine–craft supply; Dry erase marker–office supply)

You could recreate a larger version of this idea for your home, or a smaller version for your husband’s work. This could be done digitally or as a hybrid version. There are many options for layering and adding items. You could also alter a pre-purchased memo board if you’d like.

Did you create this project? We’d love to see your version! Simply leave us a link to your completed project in the comments section below. And keep watching for additional Father’s Day gift ideas in upcoming blog posts!

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Laney @ Crash Test Mummy
Laney @ Crash Test Mummy

I wonder if hubby would then leave lovely notes for me?!? This is a neat idea and nicer to look at than a big whiteboard at the front door. Thanks!


I love this idea! I am going to feature in on Fathers' Day on Thanks for the inspiration...


I like it - What a great idea!


COOL.. my my husband always needs REMIDERS... ;-)

lynda paredes
lynda paredes

how cute is that.....u can do so much with $$$ items....


what a neat idea! :)


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