DIY memory board

DIY memory board

I recently made myself a really cute marble memory board and I thought I’d share with you what I used and how I did it as a bit if inspo!  I thought it would be a really nice thing to be able to look up at while sat at my desk and I plan to use it as a specifically 2017 memory board, although I’ve just put general memories on the board for the picture.

I’ve filled it with concert tickets, polaroids, some stickers, train tickets, cinema tickets and festival lanyards. You can really put whatever you like on there – whatever is memorable for you and whatever matters!

I started off by buying some sticky back plastic from Amazon in a marble design. It’s the same stuff that I use for the background of my photos on my blog, and I know a lot of other bloggers use it too, so you probably recognise it. It’s by the brand d-c-fix and is available at B&Q, Wilkos and on Amazon. My Dad then found me a spare piece of thin hardboard – but if you don’t have a Dad with an endless supply of hardboard you can get some from B&Q or Wickes – which I didn’t actually need to cut down because it was already the perfect size, but obviously you could if you wanted to.

I then just put the marble sticky back plastic on to the board (I’d suggest getting a second pair of hands for this and maybe a cloth to help rub out bubbles as you put it down).

Then came the tricky bit.. how to get it on to the wall and making it look like it is floating on the wall. Evidently, blue tack wasn’t going to cut it so I consulted my Dad and he came up with the idea of drilling two screws into the wall and then getting a small strip of hardboard and drilling two holes to hook the screws on to and then finally gluing the strip onto the board. Basically, the board hooks onto the two screws in the wall, allowing it to sit really close to the wall and look like it is floating – nice one Dad.

So then I hooked popped some fairy lights around it and put on some stickers that I got from the wonderful Redbubble.com (you should totally check out their site – hundreds of individual artists put up their designs and you can buy the designs on cushions, t-shirts, stickers etc). At this point it just looked like this…

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But when I filled it with some of my favourite bits, it looked like this…

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I don’t know about you guys, but I freaking love it. I can’t wait to fill it with just purely memories from 2017 – it’s definitely one of my goals for the year. It’s such a motivator and  it’s also just lovely to look back on!

This was so cheap and easy to make and looks amazing up on my wall – why not give it a go? Let me know if you do, because I’d love to see! Also, make sure you go check out the Redbubble website and go buy some bits to support those artists on there, it’s a great site and some of the designs are really beautiful! I’ve bought a load of stickers and  plastered my notebooks and laptop in them!

Thanks for reading! Make sure you look out for new post tomorrow about my favourite staple clothes that I couldn’t live without. In the meantime you can find me on Twitter or Instagram, or even snapchat me – add emmachxrlotte!

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22 Comments

  1. March 22, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    I love this idea so much! I need to work on making a memory board for myself now!

    • March 23, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you! Go for it, I’d love to see it if you do!

  2. March 23, 2017 / 12:07 am

    I really love this idea. I should make something similar for my son to collect memories as he gets older! 🙂

    • March 23, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      That sounds like such a lovely idea, it definitely be great for him to look back on!x

  3. March 23, 2017 / 9:44 am

    This looks super cute and I really want something like this in my room! I’m always looking for ways to display my memories nicely. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

    • March 23, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you Kate! You should deffo give it a go, it’s so easy and looks so good!x

  4. March 23, 2017 / 9:45 am

    I love little projects like this! very likely to give this a go soon 🙂

    • March 23, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Me too, I love a DIY post – especially if it’s homey stuff! Let me know if you do, would love to see!x

      • March 24, 2017 / 11:15 am

        will do! Also I’ve nominated you for The Liebster Award over on my blog, I’m really loving your content! xx

        • March 25, 2017 / 9:10 pm

          Ah thank you so much lovely! I’ll go check it out now!xx

  5. March 23, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    oh my goodness what a cute idea?!! absolutely love this! thanks for sharing chickiee!! xxx

  6. March 23, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Ah that is such a good idea. I love the marble platform you chose….and wait a minute- ARE YOU A VIRGO TOO?!?! YAS Are you an Aug or Sept baby!?

    xo, JJ

    • March 23, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it? Yes!! I am!! I’m a September baby – September 13th! What about you?!x

      • March 24, 2017 / 1:54 pm

        I feel like September is the best month to have birthdays, its always the BEST weather on that month…I’m an August baby the 24th….but still a strong virgo nonetheless 🙂

        • March 25, 2017 / 9:09 pm

          It definitely is. Yeah even over here in England, September is often nicer than July or August tbh!

  7. March 23, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    This is so cute! The marble makes it look sooo good. I’m def gonna try to make this for my daughter’s room.

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