Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dorm DIY: Mini Memo Board

As you may know, I will be heading off to college in just a few short weeks. This means that very soon I will be calling a tiny, white, cinderblock room my new home. To make this transition a little easier, I have been thinking of some DIY decorations that will give my dorm a more "homie" feel. I decided that a memo board filled with pictures of family and friends would be the perfect way to create that cozy space. Making this board was so simple and budget-friendly, it is the perfect addition to any dorm room! :) 

Foam Board (I used a 6x6)
Fabric of your choice (I chose my school colors) 
Push Pins

Total Cost: Less than $5.00

Step 1: Cut your fabric to be slightly larger than your board and wrap the fabric around the corners of the board (like you would wrap a present). 

Step 2: Secure the corners with pins

Step 3: Cut ribbon that is long enough to go around the front of your board and secure them in the back with pins
I admit, this is not the prettiest back view... but the front is all you will see in the end!! :)

Step 4: Get crafty! I added some bows on the corners for a little extra touch. 

Step 5: Slide mini pictures of friends and family behind the ribbons!

And we are done! So simple and practical! Hope you found this tutorial helpful and I would love to see pictures of your mini memo boards  :) 
Thanks for reading! 

Toodles! Jess 


  1. This is such a cute idea! I'm just about to move into an apartment of my own and looking for cute ways to hang personal things up without (too much) damage. I've tried to make memo boards in the past, but for some reason I always used cork (a little more expensive, I believe) for the backing, so I can't wait to try foam board!

    1. I am so glad that you liked the post! Let me know how yours turns out! I am sure it will look super cute in your apartment! :)

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  7. This is brilliant ! I've wanted to make one of these ever since I saw the giant one in Rachel's Ralph Lauren office (in Friends) Thanks for the tutorial =D

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