Create a Chic Cane Memo Board Using an IKEA Frame

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We've got a fever for cane, and the only prescription is more cane. Seriously, though, with all of our DIYs featuring cane webbing, we had some of the material left over, which got us thinking what else we could make. And that, dear readers, led us to another amazing and totally easy IKEA hack: a picture frame turned cane memo board. It has all of the function of a bulletin board or pegboard but looks so much more chic. From task lists to inspo photos to office supplies, you'll stay organized and look good doing it.

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Things You'll Need

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Step 1

Remove the clear acrylic front and white border mat from the frame, and then put the backing with the hanging hardware back into the frame.

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Step 2

Cut a piece of cane webbing slightly larger than the size of the frame. We found it was easier to pull it taut across the frame if it was larger.

Tip

If your cane webbing keeps rolling up and is hard to work with, you can soak it in warm water for 20 to 30 minutes to make it more pliable.

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Step 3

Pipe a generous amount of glue around the top perimeter of the frame.

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Then quickly press the cane webbing into the glue, pulling it as taut as possible across the frame. If any glue oozes through, you can wipe it away with a paper towel, but it'll dry clear, so it's not a problem if some glue is visible on the cane.

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Step 4

Place heavy books around the edges of the frame to keep the cane webbing in place while the glue dries for a few hours or overnight. Don't use any fancy books, as glue is likely to get on them. You could place a piece of parchment paper underneath each book to protect them from glue.

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Step 5

Once the glue is dry, trim away the overhang around the sides of the frame. Be advised this is a messy step, so keeping a broom or vacuum nearby is highly recommended.

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Now hang your beautiful cane memo board up on the wall and slide a few SKADIS hooks and clips into the holes.

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You're all set to get and stay organized in style!

Image Credit: Trisha Sprouse
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Trisha is a writer, video producer + maker with a knack for creating modern DIY content. When her hands aren't covered in paint, she's most likely holding a camera or power drill or both.

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