Ballard Design Memo Board for Less {Organization}

This month, as I was thumbing through my Ballard Design Magazine,

I totally knew what I was needing…the $49-$219
Ballard Design Burlap Memo Board…for less!
In January, I always feel like I’m SO busy trying to recoup from Christmas, then

May rolls around and I’m totally taken aback by how calm January was actually!
Friends…How are you holding together with all your end of the year activities!?!?

Ballard Designs Catalog p. 81

I’m totally needing a new calendar and organization system!  Check out my solution!

Ballard Designs Catalog p. 80

Any craft store has these supplies.  Today, I chose Walmart!
Burlap Fabric, Decorative Nails 7/16 inch, and an Art Canvas {18×24}
I already had the staple gun…this and my hot glue gun are totally my best friends!
I folded the edges of the burlap around the entire edge of
 the canvas and stapled every inch and a half.  {Simple, right!}
Then I placed with the placement of my decorative nails.
I didn’t major in math and “rest” time doesn’t last long these days…
so I grabbed my fabric tape measure to look real professional
and depended mainly on my trusty crafty eyes!
{The tricky part is making sure that the length and depth are fairly coordinated.}
And here it is…LOVE it!  Sweet Little B is so excited about her
Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance that is quickly approaching so she
ran and grabbed this pic from last year for me to put on display!What else is going up there!??!

505 Design

A Printable Calendar FOR SURE!  I love using my iPhone
and iCalendar, but for this month and next, I need something
staring me in the face so I don’t miss another doctor

appointment for my Sweet B’s….Oops!

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  1. Jenna says:

    Love this! I’m about to make a memo board with cork and I’m thinking wrapping it in burlap would be even cuter! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenna @

  2. Aimee says:

    I totally LOVE my Stanley Stapler! XO, Aimee

  3. ashley says:

    Hey! So, I just keep finding your blog on pinterest! Yesterday it was your kitchen redo and while here I found camera tips. Even better!! Then today on pinterest I was looking for a calendar printable and you linked it here with your super cute board, love it!

  4. Katie says:

    I LOVE this ballard design memo board!!! great job!

  5. Heather Kinnaird says:


  6. AmieAnn says:

    This looks GOR-GEOUS! Love burlap on anything.. you did an awesome job knocking it off!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  7. Aimee - says:

    Yes, you can definitely push pins into the canvas!!! Works perfectly! Thanks for checking! XO, Aimee

  8. Nicole@Thrifty Decorating says:

    Love this! Pinned it and plan on making it soon! 🙂

  9. Elise@growcreative says:

    Wow! I really love this idea.. you just inspired me to make one. I’ve been needing a memo board for my kitchen and this is perfect. Thank you!

  10. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says:

    I love this Aimee, fabulous!!

  11. Maury Kilgo says:

    Looks great! I’ve been wanting to make something just like this for my office at work.

  12. ✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life says:

    Very pretty! I’ve made a few of these and gave them away as gifts. I paint the canvas first the same color as the burlap.


  13. Jen Lossing says:

    This turned out so cute! I drool over that magazine every month while my mind goes crazy with new DIY projects based off of their amazing stuff. Great job!

  14. Bonnie @ Uncommon says:

    Incredible job Aimee!!

  15. Lindsay says:

    This is gorgeous! I would love to have this piece in my home!