7 Modern DIY Message Boards to Get You Organized

published Aug 14, 2017
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There’s nothing like seeing back to school supplies everywhere to make you realize, man, I miss having a reason to buy 64-count box of crayons. And, oh ya, it’s probably time to get my life in order. With new modern DIY message boards, that first step to organization gets a little more fun.

Copper is the metal trend with staying power and is put to great use as a message board! Above, Erin from Francois et Moi runs you through how to setup your own piece, modern enough to be the feature in any room. Also, who knew that chalkboard markers worked on copper?

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From inspiring mantras to your weekly grocery list, memos have never looked so good. Courtney’s message board is the perfect cross between the classic marquee and a giant Scrabble letter rack.

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Working our way to the most colorful on the list, Aww Sam has the most clever approach to vintage letter boards out there! Instead of individually wrapping wooden dowels like most DIYs, she makes use of the packing supply staple, one-sided corrugated cardboard, for an easy win.

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While we’re giving best of class awards, Lovely Indeed’s plexiglass brainstorm board wins the ‘Biggest Impact in the Least Amount of Steps’. A lengthy honor, but well deserved. I love her idea of having a memo board that you can hang up and see but still quickly bring it down for a creative brain blast.

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Feel like your to-do list is miles long? How about this GIANT to-do pad to make your list feel smaller? Sarah has a couple of tricks like using wire to finish off a rope loop and using wall anchors to ensure your list won’t go anywhere.

You knew cork was going to make an appearance somewhere on this list. Another message board/organizer combo, I particularly love Teri’s idea of organizing Washi tape on the cork board with push pins!

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The classic grid memo board is still popping up everywhere, from IKEA to DIYs! These grids are perfect if you’re a Post-it kind of person, but find that your notes far outlast the sticky. Clip them to Burkatron’s DIY take on a message board that goes the extra mile with some built in storage.