Love the convenience of dry-erase boards, but they’re pretty ugly, don’t you think? Here’s a solution for you. Just frame a piece of paper or fabric and voila! A more stylish place to jot down reminders in your kitchen or office.
DIY Dry-Erase Board
Nap Rating = 1 nap
Tools & Materials
- Picture frame with glass
- Spray paint (if you want to change the color of the frame)
- Newspaper (if spray painting frame)
- Fabric or paper of your choice (make sure you choose something with a small pattern and a light background because you won’t be able to read what you write on the glass if it’s too busy or dark)
- Utility knife
- Scrapbooking embellishments or extra fabric (if you choose to embellish the corner as I did)
- Fabric glue
- Dig out an old frame you’re not using, or just buy a new one.
- Lay down newspaper and spray paint frame if desired. Let dry overnight.
- Using a utility knife, cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the frame. The glass works well as a template.
- Cut the fabric or paper of your choice so that it’s about an inch bigger than the cardboard on all sides.
- If using fabric, iron it.
- Lay the cardboard in the center of the wrong side of the fabric. Wrap the excess fabric over the edges of the cardboard and tack it in place with fabric glue.
- If using fabric and you want to embellish it a little, just cut flowers or shapes of your choosing from felt and leftover fabric. Glue them on using fabric glue.
- If using paper, cut it to the size of the cardboard.
- Stick on scrapbooking embellishments if you choose.
- Put the covered cardboard in the frame behind the glass, and now you’re ready to hang it up for a handy place to jot notes.
If you like this idea, you may also like my post on two different ways to make a French memo board.