My 3 Monsters: DIY Memo Board with Michaels Spring Wood Surfaces

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DIY Memo Board with Michaels Spring Wood Surfaces

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.
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Hi guys!  One of my favorite things to do when I have a little free time is to wander around Michaels craft store by myself and soak up the creativity.  I almost always leave with supplies for at least one project and a brain overflowing with ideas for future projects!  I am always especially inspired by their wood surfaces -- all those cute scroll-y frames and curly letters -- so I was really excited to accept a challenge to create something special with Michaels Spring Wood Surfaces.  

To make a fun DIY Memo Board you will need:

2 wood frame shapes -- one more simple and one more ornate
craft paint
coordinating scrap book papers
matte finish Mod Podge
mini clothespin
foam brushes
sand paper
baker's twine and washi tape

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Being a sucker for the intricate laser-cut designs, I started with these pretty Spring Wood Surfaces. While they were all cool individually, I thought they might be especially interesting if I layered them.

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Begin by using Mod Podge to attach scrapbook paper to the front of your larger wood frame.  Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the frame, then place frame face-down onto paper.  Flip the frame and paper over and adhere the paper by gently rubbing the surface of the paper to remove all wrinkles and air bubbles.  Flip the frame back over and use a craft knife to cut around the edges and remove excess paper.  Paint another thin layer of Mod Podge over the entire front surface of the frame to seal the paper.  Set aside and allow to dry.

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Paint the smaller frame with craft paint and a sponge brush.  I actually painted mine red first, followed by a couple coats of light turquoise after the red had dried.  When the turquoise paint had dried, I gently sanded the edges with a fine grit sandpaper to antique it a tiny bit.

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Once both frames have dried, use a little bit of hot glue or craft glue to attach the smaller frame on top of the larger frame, centering it with the larger frame opening. To hold it in place while the glue dried, I placed a few heavier items on top.  I also used a little craft glue to attach the mini clothespin to the top of the frame.

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You could stop right there, but I thought it would be extra fun to add a mini pennant bunting made out of coordinating scrapbook paper and bakers twine.

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When it was all finished, I took it to work and placed it on the shelf in my office. {Right next to my giant set of teeth and toothbrush.  Yep.}  I love the vintage feel it has and I can use it to hold a picture of my kiddos or a favorite quote.  With the clothespin I can change it out whenever the mood strikes!

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  1. Love it! That paper that looks like wood is fantiastic!

    1. Thanks. That paper is a favorite of mine. I use it on a lot of projects.

  2. This is so cute! LOVE it!


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