Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Creative Dry Erase Board

I needed somewhere to write down all my craft projects. I've seen some pretty cute dry erase boards, so I decided to get to work on one of my own.
What you'll need:
An old picture frame with the glass still intact
Fabric or scrapbooking paper
Duct tape or hot glue (or some other kind of bonding agent)
Spray paint
Ribbon (optional)

I started off with THIS.
Yeah, not so pretty to look at. I took it all apart and got it cleaned up. It had been sitting in my parent's linen closet for who knows how long, and it was really dusty. But it's perfect for what I need! I cleaned the glass up nicely, and wiped down the frame. Then I grabbed my primer and spray paint, and headed outside.
I gave it a quick coat of primer, which took about 3 minutes to dry in the sun. 
Next came a coat of white spray paint. Oooh, yeah, starting to look better already. While that dries, head inside to work on the next part. 
Take the picture and lay it face down on your fabric. If you don't still have the picture from the frame, cut out a piece of cardboard, making it slightly smaller than the inside of the frame. This will leave enough room to wrap the fabric around and still have it fit into the frame.
Cut the fabric to wrap around the board. You only need it to hang over about 2 inches or so on each side.
To secure it, I used duct tape. Probably not the best thing to use, but no one will see it, and it'll hold.
Just for the fun of it, I wrapped some ribbon around it, too. 
Since this will be hanging in my craft area, I used wooden letters to spell out "crafts" across the top.
Once the stray paint was dry, I brought the frame back inside and put it back together. I used ribbon to hang it, and viola!


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  2. So cute. I love the bright, bold colors you chose :) Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope to see you again soon! :)

  3. It looks great. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday and would love for you to join the party. There's a giveaway too. Hope to see you there.