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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