Shanty Memo Frame!

Hey friends!

My girls have been begging for a memo board ever since I made their brother’s memo board a few months back.  I love how easy his is to use, and also that it doesn’t leave thumbtacks or magnets laying around for the babies to snack on 😉

I altered theirs just a bit, and I love it!

This was so simple to make!! I did it during naptime today!

First, you will need an empty frame.  I have had mine sitting in the garage for years (literally), but you can also find them at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or Joann’s on clearance.  Goodwill is a great place to look also!

Here is mine before…

I gave it a coat of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Summer Squash… The perfect yellow!

While that was drying, I started on my flowers.  You know… if there is an empty space anywhere I like to put a rosette on it ;-)!  That’s just how I roll!  You can see my tutorial on these HERE.

After the frame dried I started adding my twine.  This is the twine I used from Hobby Lobby.  It’s thick and I love it!

I used my staple gun to attach it to the back in one continuous piece.  There was no measuring or planning at all to this part… Just the good ol’ eyeball.

Staple guns are super cheap.  I think every woman should own one.  Between that and a hot glue gun, you can craft just about anything! Promise!  I got mine at Lowe’s.

Here is the back of my frame…

I hot glued my flowers to the front after this step.  I also found this cute hook at Hobby Lobby.  I gave it a good coat of another Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch color…

Berry Pink… So cute!

I hung the hook on the wall, wrapped some twine around the top of the frame to hold it and I was done.  I used wood clothespins for the pictures.  Simple!

With the free frame I made this entire project for almost nothing!  And my girlies love it!  Of course in a few days it will be covered with lots of other goodies, but for now I added a few shots of the kids to share it with you!

Hope you like it as much as they do!  It’s a fun little addition to their room that cost me very little time and even less money… Woohoo!

I would love for you to Pin my memo frame below and share the love 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great night!!


  1. Betsy Olenick on December 14, 2017 at 5:37 am

    anyone have any ideas how to make this more unisex? other options instead of rosettes to decorate frame as i am hoping to make one of these but not sure if it will be for a boy or a girl??

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