Cheap Craft! Clothespin Memo Board

Finding ways to get organized in an aesthetically pleasing way is always a continuous theme in my household. With millions of things running through my mind, I did daily reminders, multiple alarms clocks, dozens of post-it notes, and so much more. Leaving out the door for many of us, we usually have so many thoughts running through our mind. How do we slow it down?

For one thing, I need reminders. Daily affirmations of positive motivation always coming in. As I step my way out of the door, I’m usually in the entry way/garage door entry of my home. I’ve decided to add (yet another) memo board right there, for my eye to catch a quick glimpse of before I leave. In this post, I’ll be sharing one of the EASIEST most affordable memo racks E V E R. Simple. Decorative, aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly, affordable.

What You’ll Need:

  • Wooden Rack – I purchased mine at my local Daiso Japan, for $1.50.
    For those, who don’t have a Japanese Dollar Store, check out the 99Cent Store/DollarTree, WalMart or just your local craft store!
  • Clothespin Hooks – Again, I purchased mine at Daiso Japan as well, for $1.50
  • Command Strips
    These damage free command strips are my most favorite item to have around the household! You can buy them anywhere from Target/WalMart. | CLICK HERE

Directions:

  1. Take your wooden memo board, and apply the Command strip on each corner of your board.
  2. Apply pressure to desired surface. I chose the back of my garage door adjacent to my front door entry.
  3. Once stuck to the door, hand your clothespin hooks to memo board.

And VIOLA! That’s it friends! From here, the fun decorating begins…

Memo Board Decor Ideas:

Since the memo board is just a place to hang notes grocery lists, and other very light weight items, I’ve stuck with a color scheme of just green. Green is my favorite color, and by chance* happened to be everything I’ve grabbed to fill this memo board.

  • Personal Photos
    I’ve added photos to the board to make it personal for the family, not just another “mommy’s project,” around the house. The husband and kids appreciate it. Personalize your home, to all of those who live in the home. Not just you. There’s nothing better than seeing pictures of your loved ones before leaving the home. The photos I hung, where a sweet gift from friends given to me a few Christmas’s ago. Printed from my Instagram. You can check out other sites such as: Social Print Studio, Printiki, and Shutterfly to do the same!
  • Motivational Quotes
    I had purchased this flag ornament from Target 2 years ago, and had it on my front door knob for the longest time. I simply took it, and relocated it to the memo board.
  • Faux Greenery
    I’m a fan of faux succulents/Airplants. Yes. I’ve said it. Adding greens add more life to the home. Ideally, real and living…BUT this small little succulent wreath was a little project I did over the summer for some ready to go gifts. (Stay tuned for tutorial!)
  • Art
    Lately, I’ve been into bullet journalling, so my creative doodles, have been really on point lately. Below in the photo was a doodle I did of succulent terrariums on an envelope with my rent check. Yes. I doodle on my rent check envelope. My landlord loves it btw…. 

And how easy was that?! Creating this, was not only less than $5, but also took 5mins to do as well! Creating personalized memo boards create a visual dashboard in your home, dorm room, apartment, or even office.  With a few affordable items, you too can create something just as easy and simply delightful as well!

Be sure to stay tuned for my MINI DIY Succulent Wreath tutorial and a few tid bit ideas on bullet journalling soon!

Have a great weekend!

DIY Memo Board

Autumn is usually the busiest time of the year for families! We’re a month and a half into the school year, fall sports and activities are have began, and there are tons of harvest festivals, and pumpkin patches to check out!! Memo boards help the busiest of all families get organized and set everyones schedule on one command board!

Check out my DIY Memo Board which I made from a flea market $0.50 cork board, and a thrifted white board I purchased at GoodWill for $1!!!

That’s a total of $1.50 just for the main supplies!

The rest of the supplies were provided by items I’ve already owned, prior to this project.


I’ve been in the middle of brainstorming for a family command center. I want to create an area in our home kitchen where my entire family can go to, and place everything from mail, incoming and outgoing school work, grocery lists, and all the random constant moving paper documents, and bags that go in and out of our home.

This memo board was super inexpensive and easy to make. There are tons of great wired baskets, wall organization compartments and systems on the market, but spending $100 on an espresso rimmed cork/chalk board is not an option for me. Being the casual crafter that I am, I want to create every component and piece myself!!! I not only want to save money, but also be creative with the secondhand treasures that I can find! Starting off with a memo board is a great building block to create my family command center!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Scissors

-Paper/Or Craft Foam Sheet

-Glue Stick or Glue Gun

-White Board (Mine was Thrifted at GoodWill, $.99)

-Cork Board (Flea Market Find, $0.50)

-Scrap Book Paper, or Wrapping Paper with a desired pattern or print you like!

I used these patterned fabric remnants, which I had purchased last Spring Break visiting the Pacific North West!

It’s it a great pattern?! Fabric

Directions:

  1. With your printed paper/gift wrap or fabric, place it on the side you want to place your scheduling system board.
    This will divide the board in two separate areas. One for the schedule area, the other side for the thumb-tacked/post-it notes, and grocery lists.
  2. Eyeball the width of how much your want your scheduled size to be. You can have both sides equally even, but I like one side to larger than then other. I went with and 8″inch width for my left/schedule side.
  3. With a blank piece of printer paper or thin foam sheet, simply glue it to the back side of your patterned print.
    That will just create support to the fabric/gift wrap or whatever chosen print medium.
  4. Glue, and tuck in the edges of the print into the border of the frame.
    Velcro
  5. Take you white board/scheduling board and attach it to the printed side. My white board came with velcrp patched to apply on the corners. (I was considering using a hot glue gun, but this gives me to option to move around the white board incase I get tired of the arrangement of my memo board.)
  6. Place directly on the printed side of the memo board, and secure.

And that’s it! Easy an easy and inexpensive way to create a family memo board. This is definitely a start to my future family command center! Stay tuned as I will be posting more parts in creating it! Do you have a family command center in your home? Comment below!

Happy Saturday!!

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