Reverse Canvas Memo Board

Create this lovely reverse canvas memo board to peg up your favourite memories, photos and important reminders.  Makes a great gift for family and friends.

Reverse Canvas Memo Board

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

1 Hour

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Turn over the canvas and paint the inner edges white and the inner canvas blue. Allow to dry.
  2. Using a ruler, make pencil marks roughly 2.5cms apart across each side of the canvas’ edges.
  3. Using the pencil marks as a spacing guide, start laying the cotton string diagonally across the canvas from the top right corner. You can trim the cotton string as you go, but leave a little extra in case you need to adjust the position later. Continue across the canvas laying each string parallel to the last one until the canvas is covered.
  4. When you are happy that the strings are in the right places, use Super Tacky Glue to stick the ends down. Try to make sure all the strings are pulled straight and not hanging loose. Allow to dry.
  5. When you have finished in one direction, do the same thing from the top left corner, so that your strings criss-cross. Allow to dry.
  6. Apply double-sided tape to the bottom edge of the canvas and peel away the backing. Stick down ribbons in your colour choice along the edges.
  7. Repeat the last step on the two side edges and along the top, so the border is covered in ribbon.
  8. Finally, to make your decorative pegs, use self-adhesive buttons to stick onto the mini pegs. Peg them onto the strings to present your finished notice board.
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Top Tip

Arrange the strings in one direction first without glue and when you’re happy with their positions add the glue to stick them down.