DIY Burlap Memo Board + Michaels/Hometalk Pinterest Party

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  Things around casa de Decor and the Dog were pretty quiet.  Nate worked a lot.  Ike and I cleaned and cooked a lot.  Very housewifely of us. We were able to sneak in some crafting!  Well, I did some crafting.  Ike dug through my bags and stole supplies.  

On Friday I mentioned that I am helping host a Pinterest party as part of a collaboration with Michaels and Hometalk.  The party is happening this Sunday!  Cue the introvert freak out.

I met with the assistant manager of my local store last week.  We discussed which projects she thought would be the most successful.  Of course her suggestion was burlap.  Gross.  Burlap makes me all stuffy but I always like to make things harder than I need to so I went for it.  Turns out my sinuses are cool with burlap canvases.  I decided to turn my canvas into a memo board for the coffee lover in your life.  I think it's darling.

DIY Burlap Memo Board | Decor and the Dog

I really have a hard time with super simple crafts.  I think it's the blogger in me.  More, more, more! The Michaels assistant manager assured me that simple was best.  This craft whips up in about 30 minutes.  Mainly because you have to wait for some paint to dry.

Here's what you will need to create your own DIY burlap memo board for the coffee/tea/hot beverage lover in your life.  All of these supplies can be found at your local Michaels store.

  • Burlap canvas
  • Ribbon
  • Wooden coffee mug
  • Paint brushes
  • Chalkboard paint
  • small clothes pins
  • hot glue
  • Optional: monogram, photos, note cards, heart punch for paper hearts
DIY Burlap Memo Board | Decor and the Dog

I started by painting my wooden mug with chalkboard paint.  I gave it two coats.  

DIY Burlap Memo Board | Decor and the Dog

Once the mug was dry, I hot glued it onto the canvas.  I then eyeballed some ribbon, cut it to size and hot glued it to the back of the canvas.  Make sure it's tight so you can easily hang things from it.

DIY Burlap Memo Board | Decor and the Dog
DIY Burlap Memo Board | Decor and the Dog

I hot glued on paper hearts that I made using a heart punch.   You could also paint these if you're super talented.

I then rubbed some chalk all over my mug to "prime" it. (Perform this step after your paint has dried completely.  Refer to the packaging as all chalk paint is a little different.) If you skip this step, the first words you write may be stuck on your mug forever.

DIY Burlap Memo Board | Decor and the Dog

Hang anything you want from your pretty new memo board using small clothes pins.  You can also write on your cute little chalkboard mug now as well.

DIY Burlap Memo Board | Decor and the Dog
DIY Burlap Memo Board | Decor and the Dog

Now comes the fun part!  It's time to craft together.  It's like craft night but with strangers!

DIY Burlap Memo Board | Decor and the Dog

Click here to find a Michaels near you that is hosting an event on Sunday, February 16th from 1-4pm! I will be at the Davenport, IA location!

Purchase the supplies for your Pinterest inspired project and head to the class room to chat and create with a Hometalk blogger.  There are specially marked end caps throughout the store if you're looking for ideas!  I'll also show another project idea on Friday!

Don’t forget to use those coupons!  Grab a coupon for the US or a coupon for Cananda!

Finally, consider joining Hometalk!  Hometalk is a home & garden social network where you can clip amazing ideas and inspiration, ask for advice and opinions or share some of your favorite DIY, home and garden posts or projects!  Once you have joined follow Michaels on Hometalk to enter to win a $100 Michaels gift card. Five winners will be announced on Hometalk’s Facebook page on Feb 17, after the party.  

DIY Burlap Memo Board | Decor and the Dog

Who's crafting with me on Sunday?  I'll be sure to social media (a verb) all of the fun!

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored partnership with Hometalk. But the tutorial, project and social anxiety fears are all my own.

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