Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Project 1: Memory Board

 Recently I made a memory board for my classroom.  It was so simple, I think it took maybe 30 minutes to make (besides having to wait on the plywood to be cut).

Materials:

  • Piece of plywood (24x18)
  • Fabric
  • Cotton batting
  • Ribbon
  • Staple gun
  • Ruler
  • Scissors





1.  Center the batting on the back of the fabric.


2.  Center the plywood on the back of the batting.


3.  Start on one side and pull the material tightly around to the back. Staple.  (Leave the corners alone until all 4 sides are stapled.)


4.  Continue on the one side and then do the same on the opposite side.
5.  Once you've stapled the material in place on all 4 sides, fold the corners in and staple them in to place.


6. Flip it over and now you can do the ribbon.  Start with the first piece going from corner to opposite corner. Pull tightly and staple onto the back.


7.  Measure approx. 5" to the right/left and place the next ribbon.  Staple it in place on the back.  Continue this until you have gone across the board in one direction.  
8.  When placing the ribbons the opposite way, again, start at one corner and go to the opposite corner.  BUT, you're going to go over and under the ribbons that are already stapled in place.
9.  Again, measure approx. 5" to the left/right and continue stapling the ribbons into place.  Remember though, go over/under the ribbons that run the opposite direction.
10.  Voila'! You have made you're own memory board!


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