Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Easy Dry Erase Board

You might remember back in March, when I included this "Menu Board" on my "All About the Effiel Tablescape"?

Did you think that I wrote the menu on a piece of paper & then inserted it? 
Well, actually, I wrote right on the glass, using a dry erase marker!

And it gave me an idea!

If you're like me, you're always jotting down little notes, reminders, & ideas.  So instead of all those little pieces of paper, why not make a fun, decorative dry erase board to capture some of those thoughts?

All you need is a picture frame of your choice, some scrapbook paper (or fabric), & any other embellishments you might want to add.

Simply cut the paper to fit the frame.  (If you want to use fabric, cut a piece of cardboard, tightly wrap the fabric around the cardboard, & hot glue the edges to the back.)

You could add ribbon or other embellishments to the frame, as well.

I used a 8X10 picture frame I had in my craft room for these examples, but obviously if you wanted a hanging dry erase board, you could use a much larger frame.  And it could double as a piece of art!

One of the fun things about these "dry erase boards" is that they are so versatile & only limited by your imagination.

Set one in the kitchen to jot down grocery items, a recipe, or a weekly menu.

Simply change the paper, & use it for a party or other special occasion.

A quick change of paper can take you from season to season, too!

In fact, you could even have a photo as the background!

The possibilities are endless!  About $.50 & a minute is all it takes to give it a whole other look!

Be sure to use dry-erase markers on the glass. A quick swipe with a damp paper towel & you're ready for a new message.

Have fun!

I'll be joining the following parties:
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Craft-O-Maniac Monday @ Craftomaniac
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogie Board Cottage
Organizing Mission Monday @ Organize with Sandy
Hoo’s Got Talent @ Night Owl Crafting
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
What I Made Wednesday @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees
Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions