DIY Dry Erase Board

My husband was out of town this weekend so I took the opportunity to do a little fall cleaning. Have you ever noticed what a disastrous mess you have to make in order to clean out spaces and organize them? I definitely underestimated the amount of time it would take to clean up our life, and thought I could organize 3 rooms, 2 closets, and a bathroom in a single weekend. Ha! On the upside, I did manage to completely organize our living room, add some fall decorations around the house, and knock out a few DIY projects.

When I was a Communications Editor, I used to attend a promo show every February. We would get tons of sample items and one of the most useful was this magnetic dry-erase board.

Snowmen year-round?

It was flimsy and ugly, but it was free and functional so it lived on our fridge for nearly 2 years. We used it constantly to make our weekly grocery lists, and I decided that I wanted to have something a little more pleasing to the eye. So, I picked up a frame that was on sale for $8 at Michael’s and a piece of scrapbook paper ($.59 cents) and here is what we have now.

$8 frame + a piece of scrapbook paper = Super cute dry-erase board!

This project was so quick, inexpensive, and easy. I have no idea why it took me two years to get around to it. The design can be changed out to coincide with any holiday or event (birthdays, back-to-school, seasons, etc.) throughout the year. You could pick up 12 different pieces of paper, store them in the frame, and change it out every month!

5 Comments on DIY Dry Erase Board

  1. AP
    September 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Fantastic. Do you write on the glass of the frame?

    • cucina_kristina
      September 14, 2012 at 10:03 am (3 years ago)

      Yup. Just write on the glass with a dry-erase pen!

  2. Donna
    September 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm (3 years ago)

    You are so creative and clever.

  3. Anonymous
    September 10, 2012 at 10:58 am (3 years ago)

    This is absolutely genius!! I’m going to do one in my office this week. Thanks!!


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