How To: Upcycled Shutter Memo Board

How To: Upcycled Shutter Memo Board

A few months ago, I came across this altered window shutter and fell in love. I finally found some shutters at a thrift store so I could make my own altered shutters– with an eco-friendly twist, of course!

 What You Will Need:

 1. A shutter

 2. Recycled paper. I used sheet music.

 3. Hot glue/hot glue gun

 4. Low VOC spray paint

 5. Small clothespins

 How To Do It:

 1. Spray paint the shutter the color of your choice. Remember, you don’ t have to paint the middle part perfectly because it will be covered with paper.

How To: Upcycled Shutter Memo Board

2. Measure the slats on your shutter. Then, cut your recycled paper accordingly.

How To: Upcycled Shutter Memo Board

3. Hot glue the paper to the slats. Make sure you distribute the glue evenly so there aren’t any bumps.

4. After the hot glue has dried, you’re ready to add your memos! I used tiny clothespins to hold mine, but you could use whatever you have on hand. I like to use junk mail envelopes for my memos just like the Junk Mail Notebook tutorial.

How To: Upcycled Shutter Memo Board

Wouldn’t this be adorable on a desk or even in the kitchen to hold recipes? It could also be a a unique display for a craft booth or store!

How To: Upcycled Shutter Memo Board

Where would you put your shutter memo board? Share your ideas with us!

Written by Bonnie Getchell

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer!

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  1. Cute! Now I kinda wish I had some shutters lying around! I may have to try to find one at our rebuilding center. They would also make a cute way to hang up family art and photos! Since I sell photos, it is a cool idea as a backdrop for taking pics of them too! Thanks so much for this… it is giving me lots of ideas!

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