Cork Memo Board

Keep track of appointments and to-do's at a glance with this fun customized memo board.

Provided by Craft Marketing Connections, Inc. for Elmer's.


Messy Rating:

Craft Time: 60+ minutes

Suitable for: 9-12

Uses Recycled Items: No

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  • Elmer's® Products Cork Foam Board, 50.8 x 76.2 x 0.95 cm (20"x30"x3/8")
  • Elmer's® Products Board Mate™ Dual Tip Glue Pen
  • CraftBond® Quick Dry Dual Tip Glue Pen
  • CraftBond® Glue Spots, Thin--Small
  • X-ACTO® Curve Knife with Z-Series #11 Blade
  • Precision Tip Scissors
  • Ruler, 30.4 cm (12")
  • Cutting Mat, 30.4 x 30.4 cm (12"x12")
  • Paint Markers, Medium-Tip, Colours To Coordinate
  • Scrapbook Paper, 30.4 x 30.4 cm (12"x12") – Colour of Choice
  • Ribbon, 0.95 cm (3/8") – Orange Dot, 30.4 cm (12")
  • Ribbon, -.32 cm (1/8") – Green, 76.2 cm (30") and Orange 76.2 cm (30")
  • Buttons, 1.3 - 1.6 cm (½"-5/8") – Coordinating Colours of Choice (8)
  • Metal Thumbtacks, 0.63 cm (¼") (3)
  • Paperclips, Large (2)
  • Pencil
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Step 1
Use X-ACTO® Curve Knife (with a new Z-Series #11 Blade) and 30.4 cm (12") Ruler on 30.4 x 30.4 cm (12"x12") cutting mat to cut 25.4 x 31.8 cm (10"x15") Elmer's® cork foam board. (Note: One sheet of cork foam board will yield four cut pieces.) (Hint: Score lightly first and then press more firmly to cut deeper, with several passes of the knife. Replace blades often.)

Step 2
To find middle, place foam board vertically on work surface. Use pencil and 30.4 cm (12") ruler to measure and mark 19 cm (7½") down from each top corner of cork foam board and draw horizontal line, connecting marks. Generously apply Elmer's® Board Mate™ glue to top half of cork foam board. Align left and bottom edges of scrapbook paper with left side and marked line of cork foam board and press in place. Flip over foam board on cutting mat and use X-ACTO® Curve Knife to trim paper even with foam board edges.

Step 3
On paper section of foam board, measure and mark middle along each side. To attach ribbon, diagonally place green ribbon from top left corner to bottom right, gluing ends with CraftBond® Quick Dry Dual Tip Glue Pen. Use precision tip scissors to trim excess length of ribbon. With green ribbon, similarly, diagonally place ribbon from left centre mark to bottom centre mark, glue ends then trim excess length. Repeat to diagonally place remaining ribbon from top centre to right middle marks. Glue and trim excess. Similarly, refer to photo to diagonally attach pieces of orange ribbon in opposite direction. Apply line of glue across bottom edge of paper and attach orange dot ribbon. Use scissors to trim excess length.

Step 4
Use CraftBond® Glue Spots to attach buttons to ribbon intersections. Use Glue Spots to attach buttons to thumbtacks. For title, use paint markers to write "Memo" or desired word to personalize. Let dry.

Step 5
For hangers on back, measure and mark 5.1 cm (2") down from top and 5.1 cm (2") in from each side. At each mark use X-ACTO® Curve Knife to make 0.63 cm (¼") long, shallow, horizontal slit. Carefully insert knife blade into each slit, angled up toward top, and remove. Slightly separate curved ends of paper clips 0.63 cm (¼"). Insert shorter, rounded ends up into slits, creating hanger loops with longer ends of paper clips. (Glue if loose.)

Step 6
Optional: If desired, place Memo Board in wood frame.


Adult supervision is required at all times.