DIY Burlap Photo Memory Board with Chalk Couture Transfers & Pastes

Updated: Jun 2, 2020

When I saw this beautiful Chalk Couture transfer "A LIFE THEY LOVED", my brain couldn't stop coming up with ideas on what to do with it! Then when I discovered the 12" x 18" Natural Burlap Board surface, my creative juices started to flow!

Since my husband, Jim, and I got married only two short years ago, I wanted to make this into a photo memory board with some of our wedding and honeymoon photos I had printed on my mini HP Sprocket 2-in-1 Portable Printer and Instant Camera. I ordered these adorable rose gold push pin clips from Amazon, and VOILA! A customizable, DIY home decor project completed in less than 15 minutes!

Here are the supplies you will need for this project...

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  1. There isn't really any prepping needed for this project. The only thing you will really need to do is use your Fine Mist Sprayer and add water to your Chalkology Pastes and stir them up well. I wanted the consistency of the pastes to be a little thinner than usual, since I am applying to a rough surface.

  2. I didn't have to "fuzz" my transfer first, because I am using it on a fabric surface. I want really good contact since this is a rough texture.

  3. Once I applied my "A Life They Loved" transfer exactly where I wanted it, I used the Handled Squeegee to smooth out any bubbles.

  4. I carefully applied the Chalkology Pastes to each section, and smoothed out the paste. I removed the excess and returned it to the jar. (**When I got to the white portion, I wanted to make sure I didn't have any black on my squeegee that would contaminate my white paste, so I wiped off the excess on a paper towel.)

  5. I peeled off the transfer and immediately cleaned it. (See "HOW TO CLEAN YOUR TRANSFERS.)

  6. I took a warm to hot blow dryer on high and dried the pastes completely.

  7. Once my pastes were dry, I added the Rose Gold Push Pin Clips. (It takes a lot of pressure to poke these through, so be careful not to bend your tack while pushing it through the thick surface.)

  8. I had already printed my photos on my HP Sprocket 2-in-1 Portable Printer and Instant Camera so I added these to my project.

I hope you enjoyed this project! It took such a small amount of time to create, that I was surprised how quickly it came together.

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