Vintage Memo Board

By  Rebekah Meier 

  • Vintage Memo Board


  • Vintage looking frame
  • Burlap, 2 yds.
  • Homosote board to fit frame
  • TAP Transfer Artist Paper, 1 pkg. (www.transferartist.com)
  • Downloadable Images (The Vintage Workshop): Postcard; French Label
  • Glimmer Mist Metallic (Tattered Angels): Antique Brass
  • Manilla folder and tags
  • Vintage postcards
  • Yardstick
  • Small nails, three
  • Old keys, three
  • Upholstery tacks


  • Rubber stamps: Bonjour (Cavallini & Co.); postal
  • Pigment ink pads: black; brown
  • Cosmetic-wedge sponges
  • Liquid Nails Adhesive
  • Hammer
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Iron and pressing board
  • Computer and ink jet printer
  • Craft knife
  • 1. Use craft knife to cut homosote slightly larger than dimensions of frame. (Note: Use caution when cutting with craft knife. Make several marks across board until it is cut.)
  • 2. Cut burlap 3" longer than homosote board. Staple burlap to homosote, pulling taught across board.
  • 3. Glue frame to burlap-covered homosote board. Let dry.
  • 4. Use craft knife to score and break yardstick to fit across frame and glue in place.
  • 5. Use computer to adjust vintage images to desired size, and follow manufacturer's instructions to print images on TAP. (Note: Text images must be printed in reverse.)
  • 6. Follow manufacturer's instructions to transfer TAP images onto burlap.
  • 7. Spray manila folder and tags with Glimmer Mist. Let dry. Ink edges of folder and tags with brown ink.
  • 8. Repeat Steps 4 and 5, transferring images onto folder and tags.
  • 9. Use black ink to stamp folder and tags with postal rubber stamp images.
  • 10. Use upholstery tacks to attach vintage postcards and tags to memo board.
  • 11. Use photo as guide to attach keys to board with small nails.
  • 12. Place folder behind yardstick.