Like most families, we are constantly taking photos while out and about with friends, at family functions and while goofing off around the house. The thing is, ever since we started using digital cameras about 10 years ago, all of our photos have been stored online, and we rarely get them developed anymore. When we do get them developed, the photos end up sitting in a drawer somewhere, or stuck in mirrors, propped up on dressers, etc.
I haven’t purchased a new photo album in ages!
While we were working on redecorating Angeline’s room a few months ago, my daughter came across a huge stack of photos in her dresser drawer! We wanted to do something special with them, since she had all of this space on her walls!
Of course, the first place I look for crafty inspiration is Pinterest….and I found this simple memory board craft almost immediately!
Now, I knew that I didn’t want to do something exactly like that, but it was a great place to start. So I headed to my local Walmart Superstore (#2727) to gather my supplies – I know they carry a huge selection of Elmer’s products, including the Elmer’s Craft Bond line of crafty supplies! You can read about my shopping story in this Google+ story.
The first thing we did when I got home with the supplies was go through my daughter’s photos to decide which ones she wanted to include in her memory board. Then we laid out all of our supplies on the living floor and got started! A few of the other members of the household – Foxy and Mary Poppins – decided that they wanted to help, but they weren’t exactly helpful…
1 Elmer’s 20×30 Bright White Acid-Free Foam Board
1 Elmer’s CraftBond Clear Glue Pen
Elmer’s CraftBond Scrapbooking Removable Tape
1 package of Elmer’s CraftBond Repositionable Adhesive Squares
Ribbon, stickers, scrap booking decorations
Elmer’s CraftBond Glitter Glue Pens
Elmer’s CraftBond Black Journaling Pen
Step 1 – Decorate Your Edges!
Using either Elmer’s CraftBond Glue Pen or Elmer’s CraftBond double sided tape, secure ribbon to the edges of your Elmer’s Foam Board. I started out with the glue but it was taking too long to dry, and I was impatient, so I reinforced it with some of the double sided tape as well.
Step 2 – Add Your Photos!
Using Elmer’s CraftBond Repositionable Adhesive Squares or an Elmer’s Glue Stick, add your photos to the Elmer’s Foam Board in whatever arrangement makes you happy!
Step 3 – Make it Fancy!
Once your photos are secured in place, begin adding embellishments! We used Elmer’s CraftBond Glitter Glue Pens, markers, stickers and the Elmer’s CraftBond Black Journaling Pen.
Step 4 – Reinforce!
After our memory board was almost done, we went through and added more tape throughout the photos to reinforce the glue stick and to ensure that everything was secured. No one wants to find their photos laying on the floor after the board is hung!
Step 5 – Add Your Hanger
After your memory board is done, you will want to add something to hang it with. We choose ribbon, and used a really thick packing tape that I already had at home to adhere it to the back of the board.
I also added a few black bows to the corners because my daughter loves the red/grey/black color scheme!
I had so much fun creating this memory board with Angeline! As soon as we were done, she asked what we were going to do with the leftover supplies…I’m thinking we need to start scrap booking the rest of our photos!
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