I have made a couple of these photo boards now. They are lots of fun and good for presents. I finally remembered to have my camera with me during the process. This one is for a silent auction at a fundraiser in a couple of weeks.
Cut material to size. It doesn't have to be too exact as it wraps around the back, but make sure you leave plenty to cover the wood.
Lay it out as you want it on the final board
Striped - 25cm x 65cm
Peacocks - 55cm x 65cm
** Note: The striped material I wanted to use wasn't quite wide enough, and so the two widths don't quite match. This really didn't matter as there was still enough to wrap around the sides
Place the wadding sheet (65cm x 85cm) under the material and line it all up
Making sure it is all straight and where you want it to end up, flip the whole lot upside down
Fold over one of the short edges and secure in place with the staple gun
**Note: Using the staple gun is a very quick and easy method to secure the material. Unfortunately this time the ply wood I bought was too thin, and the staples came all the way through the other side. I then had to resort to the glue gun, which took a lot longer as each layer needs to be glued separately
Cut the ribbon into 3 lengths (about 65cm each). Secure the first ribbon over the material join by stapling or gluing ends to the back of the board
When securing the second side of the ribbon, ensure there is enough tension to make the ribbon keep its shape when photos are hung, but not so much that the material underneath creases