Here's a run-down on my process:
I began with this un-opened frame from a second-hand shop for about $4. I bought it a while ago then ran out of inspiration for what to do with it.
I removed the border and painted it white. I decided to leave the frame wooden, for now.
Then to select a fabric - I could have gone for something very plain but I wanted something that could bring life to a wall.
I landed on this favourite recent fabric from Spotlight, then laid a piece of foamboard under the fabric.
I glued the fabric over the foam-board and down onto the edges of the wooden backing board.
...then assembled it all back together.
which left me with a pin-board to pin my notes on.
I'm not sure where to hang it yet - this room needs some serious work - but you get the idea.
It was definitely a very simple and quite rushed job, but I'm glad I can use it!