A simple step-by-step guide to creating this super cute memo board
For a while now I’ve been wanting a glue gun (yup, I’m cool) and when I was flicking through the September issue of Home Style magazine, I found the perfect excuse to get one. I wanted a pin board for my office and I thought this honeycomb memo board design was super cute and unique.
Here’s what you need:
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Lolly sticks
- Spray paint (optional)
If you want to paint your lolly sticks, spread out some newspaper (or in my case a ripped open Primark bag), line up the lolly sticks and spray them evenly. I did 2 coats on each side, waiting a few minutes in between for the paint to dry. Skip this step if you want to leave them natural as per the magazine, but I like things fancy!
Once they are dry, take 6 lolly sticks and make them into a hexagon. Glue them into place using a glue gun. I’m not going to lie, as a novice glue gunner it did take me a while to perfect my technique to ensure they stuck properly. However, if you do go wrong you can simply peel the dried glue off and try again without taking any paint off.
To ensure all your hexagons are the same shape, draw around the first one onto a piece of card or paper and cut out. I also used a tablecloth with square patterns on it which helped me to ensure everything lined up straight.
Using your template as a guide, create a row of 3 hexagons, then a row of 4 above and a row of 4 below.
Put a dab of glue on both ends of a lolly stick and then glue it over the bottom right of a hexagon ensuring there is a little gap, repeat on all hexagons.
It took a couple of hours to complete and I was really happy with my memo board. You could use it for holding inspirational quotes, sketches, swatches, business cards or photos. I think it would be lovely for a nursery or kids room too?
If you give this memo board a try I’d love to see your creation! Be sure to tweet me, or tag me on instagram.
Why not pin this for later?
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