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This was my inspiration from Save On Crafts site w/c, btw, has great deals on wedding things! http://www.save-on-crafts.com/memoboard.html

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I wanted to save so I took advantage of the deals at Michael's Crafts Store on Black Friday and purchased a 24X30 blank canvas that was buy one get one that looks something like below.

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I purchased a burlap at Joann's Fabric that I also used in my ring bearer pillow. Link found here for that DIY: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/83403/burlap-ring-bearer-pillow-diy. They also have a skeleton key burlap style as well if you're interested.

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I utilized this instruction: http://www.everycreativeendeavor.com/2011/11/burlap-message-board-tutorial.html for the basic board creation.

 

I purchased the upholstery tack and string at Home Depot and also got the corkboard from Michaels.

 

I just hot glued the corkboard onto the canvas, wrapped the burlap around and stapled on the back. I trimmed the excess burlap to make it look neat.

 

As for placing the tacks, this tutorial helped out a lot since I didn't get to take pictures: http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2012/03/05/diy-burlap-message-board/

 

I placed 5 tacks on each side and placed the string across each sides. I copied the amount of tacks they had from the inspiration board and this is how it came out.

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 I glued the string to the back and trimmed it off as well.

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  I'll be placing pictures of our parents and grandparents in this for our reception back home. grouphug.gif

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