Photo Memo Board: Showcase Your Moments of Happiness
Create a flexible space for your favourite photos using a picture frame and various photo prints.
With a picture frame, some elastic cord or string and a variety of Photo Prints, you can create a decorative photo memo board for your room. The beauty of this is that you can interchange and add new memories to your DIY memo board as often as you like, keeping it up-to-date and displaying your most recent photos and special moments.
What you’ll need:
Step 1: Fasten Screw Hooks into the Picture Frame
Begin by adding small screw hooks to the inside of your picture frame. Don’t worry about spacing them out evenly, as the different distances will provide a unique guide for the elastic cord in the next step. Make sure to secure them firmly in place. The number of hooks you use will depend on the size of your wooden frame - we've used ten for our memo board.
Step 2: Add the Cord or String
Secure the end of the elastic cord onto a hook of your choice with a knot. From there, guide the cord diagonally to the other side of the frame to the next hook and back again until you reach the last hook. Fasten off with a knot and ensure that there is enough tension.
Step 3: Create a 'Net'
Reattach the elastic cord and guide it from hook to hook, in no particular order, until you've formed a ‘net’ – you could also call it a ‘web’! Be sure to create different sized gaps with the cord as this will be where you’ll insert your photo prints later on. Remember to keep checking the tension of the elastic cord too – you don’t want it too loose as your photos won’t stay in place!
Step 4: Add Decorative Elements
With the help of small lettered beads, you can add personalised names, meaningful messages or descriptive words to your memo board for a truly personal touch. Think of words that will help you to relive those special memories featured in your photos. The elastic cord is also strong enough to support small pendants and clips, perfect for adding any tickets or handwritten notes to your memo board too.
Step 5: Position Your Photos
Carefully slide your photos between the elastic cord or string to position them within the gaps of your net. We love the idea of using a variety of different sized photo prints distributed at random for a truly unique display. You could use prints like our Mini Photo Strips, Fine Art Matte Prints, as well as Retro Prints and Square Prints – perfect for making your new wall decoration as unique and as special as the memories you’ve featured.
Top Tip: Keep your photo memo board updated with any new memories you’ve made recently. Simply have your most recent special memories printed and replace the previous ones on your memo board in seconds.