Transform an old game board into a memo board

"I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got," the late Walter Kronkite once said. Rather than take a serious approach to everything in life, though, give your best while maintaining a playful attitude.
This project combines both whimsy and function in a memo board made from an old game board, such as a checkerboard. Hang lists, memos and important reminders, and corral all those loose papers and reminders on your refrigerator and desk.
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Materials
- Checkerboard
- Frameless 12-by-12-inch cork tile
- Glue gun
- Hot-glue stick
- 3/8-inch-wide ribbon
- Scissors
- Thumbtacks
- Checkers
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Instructions
1. Squeeze four lines of glue around the edges of a cork tile.
2. Flip the board over and place it in the center of the checkerboard. Press the cork tile down firmly to create a secure bond to the board.
3. Cut two pieces of ribbon, each approximately 10 inches in length.
4. Wrap the ribbon diagonally around the bottom right corner of the board. Glue the ends of the ribbon to the back of the board to secure it.
5. Wrap the ribbon diagonally around the top left corner of the board. Glue the ends of the ribbon to the back of the board to secure it.
6. Squeeze hot glue on the center of a checker.
7. Press the back of a thumbtack on the glue to secure it to the checker.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you've created the desired number of checker tacks.
9. Tacks lists, photos and important memos to the corkboard.
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