canvas or wooden frame
buttons, needle and thread OR brads and X-acto knife
Cut a piece of fabric and 2 layers of batting to fit your frame. Measure so there is 2 or 3 inches allowance on all sides.
Starting with the corners, fold fabric
over and staple to the frame. Continue all around.
Lay ribbon across in a way you like, I used very narrow ribbon so there are a lot of rows. If you use wider ribbon you won't need as many.
Alternate the directions to add interest.
If you are using buttons, arrange buttons on crossed sections and sew into place.
I used brads, I poked a small slit into the crossed sections and poked them through. Spread out tabs on the other side. Put a dab of hot glue to keep them from falling out.
And there it is!
A lovely, custom memory board.