It's a sad thing to admit, but my own mother does not read my blog. But that's why I feel okay sharing the Christmas present I just finished for her.
She called a month or so ago and asked if I would make a board that she could store her necklaces on. I immediately thought of this one, this one, and this one. But after talking to her for a bit and even sending her those links, she was pretty sold on the fact that she just wanted a simple memo board so it could be used as something else in the future if she wanted. I still think a framed anything looks better, but she preferred the non-framed. So this is what she's getting.
I didn't use any one particular tutorial but utilized several to make sure I was getting it right. Essentially, I just wrapped batting and designer duck canvas around a bulletin board, pulled tight, and staple gunned the two to the back of the bulletin board frame. Then I cut off the excess in the back.
For the crossed ribbons, I layer them out first to get the spacing, leaving about 3 inches hanging off the edge of the board, and then carefully hot glued all of the intersections to both the canvas
Next I hot glued these cute glitter dome stickers I found in the scrapbook aisle at Hobby Lobby at all the intersections. They're subtle but glamorous. Then I staple gunned the edges of the ribbon to the back of the board to make sure they stayed tight. You could probably hot glue it too. In fact, it might be possible to use hot glue for the entire project verses the staple gun.
Finally, I took jumbo push pins (large enough to hold a necklace or two) and hot glued these flowers to the tops.
I think I'll be making one for myself one of these days. They're so much prettier than the ones in the store, took less than an hour to make, and only cost roughly $20. I'm sure it could be less if I spaced out my 40% off coupon, but I was eager to begin. Hope she loves it!