DIY Holiday Gifts -- French Memory Board

Cynthia Dermody

Holiday Gift Guide

handmade memory board

DIY French Memory Board

from Organized Christmas

CafeMom itsRochelle shared an awesome idea for a handmade memory board for a tween or teen girl that I just had to share a second time with all of you. I've been considering buying a memory board for my own daughter's room. I love them in place of a picture or wall art.

A handmade-from-the-heart gift like this means so much, especially since itsRochelle's daughter chooses the material, ribbon and buttons to fit the personality of each of her friends.

The project comes courtesy of Organized, where you should go if you want the complete step-by-step visuals, but here is what you'll need to make it:

For Materials and Supplies you'll need:

  • 16-inch by 20-inch stretched artist's canvas
  • 2/3 yard lightweight cotton fabric (45 inches wide)
  • 2/3 yard polyester batting (45 to 60 inches wide)
  • 4 1/2 yard woven ribbon
  • 5 novelty buttons with shank
  • 5 flat buttons
  • heavy-duty upholstery thread
  • tapestry needle
  • staple gun

BTW, the Daily Buzz bloggers are talking about DIY holiday gift projects today as an alternative to the stuff you order from a catalog. Check out the great ideas in all our other channels.

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