Cute 5 Minute DIY Memo Board {ditto DIY}

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{ditto} DIY: Inspired Design For the Rest of Us

It’s time to show off the July {ditto} DIY challenge!

Happy Monday! It’s time for ditto DIY! Once a month, ten very different bloggers are hosting this challenge to recreate in our own homes a project or design element inspired by a haute couture design. The idea is to inspire everyone to incorporate fine design elements into your own home in a way that fits your own style. You can play along and do a project, and link it up to our ditto DIY party linky, below!

{ditto} DIY: Inspired Design for the Rest of Us

The ten hosting bloggers include:

Darlene @ Fieldstone Hill Design
Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less
Cindy @ Skip to My Lou
Jen @ Balancing Beauty & Bedlam
Edie @ Life in Grace
Rachel @ Surviving the Stores
Karin @ Trophy Mom Diaries
Lauren @ I am THAT Lady
Kelly @ View Along The Way
Melissa @ The Inspired Room

This month’s theme is Framed Fabric, and this was our inspiration photograph:

July-ditto-diy

{A framed pair of Ikat fabric art. Image via Neiman Marcus.}

The {ditto} DIY Challenge:

Frame some Fabric! Any fabric, any way….then use it in a lovely display.

So, what did I do for my project? As of this weekend, I had no idea what I was going to do! Yes, I had a whole month to work on it. But  I literally have NO WALLS left in my house needing art or decor. And any place I might have been able to use something was not a wall I wanted to deal with right now. Plus, I have an aversion to making stuff I don’t actually need — I’m practical like that.

But at the eleventh hour, I realized I could make an easy to wipe off memo board/welcome sign for our front porch using a placemat I found for  $3.99 at Target and a frame. I could have used fabric but I didn’t happen to have what I wanted for this project.

I actually saw a placemat that looked almost identical to the ditto DIY inspiration pic, but I didn’t think it would make a good memo board since you wouldn’t be able to read the words as well. So, I went with a simple striped rubber/plastic/something placemat (from Target).

As usual, my projects require a high level of skill so make sure you are completely skilled and up for the BIG CHALLENGE if you want to make one of these for yourself.

DIY MEMO BOARD
Instructions: Trim the placemat a bit to make sure it will fit, then insert it into frame. The glass serves as a memo board you can write on with a chalk pen.

Done.

5 minutes or less.

Can you handle it?

front porch

And now comes the fun part! It is time to link up your own fabulous framed fabric projects and join the {ditto} DIY party! It wouldn’t be much of a party if you didn’t stick around, so be sure to check out as many projects as you can! Then be sure to visit Darlene’s site for a peek at next month’s challenge along with some expert design tips on incorporating framed fabric accents into your home.

This simple design DIY challenge will turn your trash into treasure. Design IS all about the details.

Want to see what we have up our sleeves for August’s linky party and {ditto} DIY challenge? Head on over to see what our Darlene is challenging us with next month. And while you are there, don’t forget to read her tips on incorporating July’s fabric art into our homes.

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Comments

  1. Melissa, I always LOVE your diy projects because they are things that I can actually DO! LOL. This one is no exception. Tried clicking on your link to Darlene’s to see next months so that perhaps I can try, but I got a 404. Perhaps it is too early?
    Kelly – Talk of the House recently posted..The Porch | Ready for the 4th of JulyMy Profile

  2. Perfect Melissa!! It’s so cute with your dresser too. And yes, I am up to your HUGE challenge. I need a nap first before I try it. Same with mine. :)
    Jen (Balancing Beauty and Bedlam) recently posted..Create Framed Fabric Art in Minutes: Ditto DIYMy Profile

  3. Melissa, such a cute and quick idea. Love the dresser it is over!

    Cynthia

  4. This is my kind of DIY project, Melissa! Ha. What a fun idea! :)
    Julia recently posted..For Sale: A Classic Older Home on Cincinnati’s Rose HillMy Profile

  5. You just can’t beat a quick-and-easy project that turns out this cute! Well done, friend! :)
    Kelly recently posted..Ditto DIY + Easy Yarn Art ProjectMy Profile

  6. Really cute idea. Easy to change out seasonally. You can also write on the glass with dry erase markers.

  7. Susanne says:

    Melissa, You remain my favorite design blogger for so many reasons. I think that covers all of the bases. :)

  8. Love this! Simple and sweet way to welcome guests :)
    Michaela recently posted..How to Style Your Porch for Summer + a DIYMy Profile

  9. What a lovely idea! And I love those colors! I would love to link up to this but my framed fabric has been complete for quite some time so I don’t have step by step photos of the process. Would that be breaking the rules?
    Corrie recently posted..Deck OverMy Profile

  10. Love it!! It’s so simple too. Fab job!
    Stacey recently posted..Red, White, and Blue Ideas: Celebrating July 4thMy Profile

  11. I saw that placemat too! Which then gave me a great idea for my own version of this project. Fun memo board! I’ll be linking up later. :)
    Carrie recently posted..I’m Back from Vacation!My Profile

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