Ribbon Memo Board

Ribbon Memo Board - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHello Ribbon Retreat readers. This is Carolyn from homework and I’m visiting for the first time here at The Ribbon Retreat. I’m thrilled to be participating in this fun Oh Boy! series. I have a teen boy and although you usually don’t associate ribbon with a teen boy, I have a fun project to share with you today.

Ribbon Memo Board - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTeens accumulate a lot of “stuff”. My son saves pretty much everything – ticket stubs, notes, souvenirs from fun events and more. Since these things are important to him, I wanted to make a fun and decorative board so he could save and display some of his mementos.
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To make a ribbon memo board, you need to start with a piece of wood or sturdy board. I used a frame I had on hand that had a nice canvas mat board already in place. I popped out the mat board and got to work on my memo board.

  1. Start by cutting your ribbon (Ribbon A) the width of the board plus enough to wrap under the board and staple. Cut the coordinating ribbon (Ribbon B) the height of the board, again leaving enough to staple.
  2. Line up Ribbon A and staple one side of the ribbon to the back of the board.
  3. You’ll want to leave the other side unstapled so that it’s easier to weave in your coordinating ribbon.
  4. Weave in Ribbon B stapling both sides to the back of the board as you finish each piece. Once you have finished weaving in Ribbon B, staple the final side of Ribbon A to the back of the board.
Ribbon Memo Board - The Ribbon Retreat BlogYou don’t have to use a frame but I had this one and it gives the memo board a nice finished look.

Ribbon Memo Board - The Ribbon Retreat BlogAdd your bits and pieces to the memo board tucking things here and there. You can also use pins or clips to stick things to the board.

Ribbon Memo Board - The Ribbon Retreat BlogSunglasses hang easily in the open weave.

Ribbon Memo Board - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThis teen memo board passed inspection and my son loves it. I’m sure my son will be adding more and more things to his new memo board.
Thank you so much Ribbon Retreat for letting me demonstrate how ribbon can be used for a teen boy!  I had such a great time visiting.
For more creative fun, feel free to visit me anytime over at homework.

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Welcome Carolyn and Thank You! What a great idea for displaying all of their ever important items…and memories. I love your choice of ribbon and how inventive your Ribbon Memo Board is. I also LOVE that you created this for your teenage son…who LOVED it! The best thing about this memo board is that with a little change up in ribbon, this great project will transform to a perfect memorabilia display for a teenage daughter, little girlee, or for yourself.

Thank you again and FABulous job Carolyn! You are incredibly talented, and we are so happy you shared your talent with us today! Don’t forget to stop on by homework to say hello to Carolyn and to see all of her other wonderful projects! You’ll be glad you did.

Do you love ribbon? I love ribbon and what an excellent project to display your most favorite ribbon designs. Come on over to The Ribbon Retreat to check out our latest and greatest ribbon. We have our designed and colored ribbon that is exclusive to The Ribbon Retreat along with Holiday, dotted, striped, glittered, ruffled, and much MUCH more. Come and see what ribbon you would use to create this marvelous memo board or on your next ribbon project!

Happy Creating!
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  1. Janica
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    This is darling! I have never seen a project like this before; such a cute idea for multiple uses:) Great job!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 24, 2013 at 7:27 am | Permalink

      Hi Janica! I totally agree with you! This is such a great project that can be used for so many things. This memo board is FABulous! Thanks Janica! Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Martha
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    I really liked this idea, a lot! Thank you, Carolyn! It is totally original!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 24, 2013 at 7:25 am | Permalink

      Hi Martha! Thank you for your sweet comment! Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  3. Amy
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    Love this idea! I have all the pieces for a french memo board but I have ample ribbon in my stash to do this instead. I am looking to store my daughter’s hair clips. This is such a great idea! Thank you.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 24, 2013 at 7:24 am | Permalink

      Hi Amy! What a great idea to make this adorable Ribbon Memo Board to store bows on. That is awesome! Thanks for the great idea and comment! Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

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