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Jul 31, 2010

DIY: Dry Erase Board

Have you tried any new DIY projects lately?

I don't know about you, but I have a whole Pinterest board filled with DIY projects I might want to try...

I saw this on another blog several weeks ago, but I can't for the life of me remember where....(sorry for horrible pic)
All you need is an old picture. It doesn't have to pretty at all!
I found a picture with a good frame at a yard sale for like two bucks.  I had to peel the cardboard off the back to get to the picture inside. 

I covered the picture inside with some off-white fabric. I used hot glue for the entire project. You want your fabric to be lighter and not too busy so you can see your writing on the front.
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I hot glued strips of pretty paper around the edge for a matte look.  The paper came from Hobby Lobby (aka-my favorite store). This was an unnecessary step that cause me more trouble, but I like the look of it.

Put the frame back together. The result is a fairly large space for us to write information on when we're doing school. 

I wished last year for a board to model problems in grammar and math. One that was not your typical, ugly board.  One that I would be proud to display, and would go with my decor (and not look like it belongs in a classroom). Yay!  Success!

So, what are you waiting for?  Go find a pretty frame!

2 comments:

christinemm said...

So you write on the plastic front, the part that protects the thing inside? Brilliant!

Laurie said...

Yes, this one's actually an old glass picture. So, its great for lots of writing and erasing!