Three step memo board

I’ve recently just finished the first draft to my second book. There is much less trepidation about this book and I’m planning on submitting it to an actual publisher. This time, it’s a family devotional and activity book that walks through the book of Proverbs. I’m super jazzed! 🙂

My first book was self-published and (poorly) self-promoted. As I write this, I currently have zero reviews. *Insert sad face* But, overall, I overcame fear and put something out there. The feedback I received was positive. And even if part of my brain is still shouting, “Of course it was positive, everyone who actually read the thing knows you personally!” I try to tell that voice to shut up and I keep writing because I love it.

But I don’t love the editing.

So, I try to break up the monotony by doing something. I’ll go for a walk, read a book, paint a bit, try a new recipe, or make something. My house is already filled with paper, art, and miscellaneous craft supplies — not to mention the actual mess of life — that when I do make something I’m careful to make only what is useful for me.

Like this awesome and awesomely easy memo board!DSC_0020

Want one of your own? If you’ve got five minutes and a few supplies — you’re all set! Get it done in 3 steps! No cutting of wood necessary!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 inch by 12 inch Birch Plywood
  • Clothes Pin
  • Washi Tape
  • E-6000 Glue
  • Magnet(s)

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Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Wrap washi tape around the plywood. Mine was a simple pattern but you may want something a little more adventurous.
  2. Use E-6000 to glue the clothes pin to the top of the plywood.
  3. When glue is dry, flip the board over and glue on magnet(s).

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The birch plywood was purchased at a local craft store. It was cheap and I didn’t have to cut it when I got home. Double win! Obviously, in the picture above, I hadn’t yet added my washi tape to the top until after I glued. I changed my mind. Don’t judge. Also, one strong magnet may work but we really like opening our fridge door so I opted for 2.

Our’s sticks to our fridge and we use it for our ongoing grocery list. But it would look cute anywhere! If you want my “Buy This Stuff” list — here you go!

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