When I was working on this DIY acrylic memo board in my Instagram stories, I was getting so much love for how it turned out. Today I’m providing you all with a full tutorial on how to DIY your very own lucite memo board.
Acrylic Floating Frames
These types of memo boards can be EXPENSIVE, so this is a perfect DIY project to achieve the luxe for a lot less using a Cricut Maker, vinyl, some craft supplies and an acrylic stand off or floating frame.
I happened to have an extra acrylic floating frame from Art to Frames that they provided for me to use in my guest bedroom makeover. Due to electrical wires, I couldn’t use it in there, but truthfully I think it worked out better in my office for this project.
Here’s a smaller scale example acrylic floating frame of theirs that I used to hold our wifi password.
I love how affordable their floating frames are, and there are a ton of sizes to choose from. I had a narrow spot to the left of my windows where my 20″ x 40″ frame fit perfectly. Custom sizes are also available on the Art to Frames website, so if you have an odd size, you can definitely have it custom made. This applies to their floating frames as well as all the other types of custom photo frames they offer.
Once I got my Cricut Maker and some vinyl, I knew that this floating frame was destined to be a DIY acrylic memo board.
The Cricut Maker can do a lot, but as of right now I’m obsessed with vinyl home decor projects. I made some DIY chinoiserie napkins and love those, but this project may be my new fave.
I’ll be totally upfront and state this was a meticulous, time consuming project that required a lot of planning to get it right, BUT the outcome was worth the time investment.
About halfway through this project I felt really overwhelmed because I wanted it to be absolutely perfect, but I think the overall look and function totally were worth it.
The gold flourishes at the corners were a last minute addition that popped into my head once I realized the corners were going to be pretty bare. I love the slight dimension they add.
I have plenty of space for notes, reminders and important tasks I need to accomplish for the week.
If you plan to DIY one of these, I suggest getting as big of an acrylic floating frame as you can accommodate in your home so that it makes a big impact AND so you don’t have to write super small.
Ok, last photo, I promise.
I know this tutorial may seem like a lot, but basically if you plan it all out before hand, it’ll all come together. Have questions? Drop them in the comments or shoot me an email. Tomorrow is my birthday, so I’m spending the day doing all of my favorite things. xo!