DIY Dry Erase Boards

#DIY Dry Erase Boards by @thebutterflymom

Why spend big bucks on dry erase boards when you can make your own for cheap AND have them match your need and style? I love getting creative and crafty, and I have several of these bad boys scattered through out our home. 

Supplies you will need:

Picture Frames. The local dollar store has these in various frame color and sizes. I am always picking up some for crafts.

Scrapbook paper. You can get great deals on Amazon, or do what I do and scour the clearance section at craft stores.

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Lined paper. Pretty much available anywhere, but I get the best prices during back to school. 

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Printables. There are TONS of great {FREE} printables available. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to all the awesome printables out there.

Dry Erase Markers. The dollar store has some that do the job, but for me I only use Staedtler brand. Trust me, these are perfection in a dry erase pen.

Isopropyl Alcohol. Again, you can snag this cheap at the dollar store or local drug store. You can put this in a spray bottle for super easy cleanup. Alcohol isn’t just to cure stinky feet, spray this on the glass and simply rub off the old dry erase marker so you can write a new message!

An optional necessity is a Guillotine Trimmer, like the one I use. It makes cutting paper to size really easy.

Super Cute #DIY Dry Erase Boards

 You can really get creative here. Think of all the embellishments and fun you can have decorating the paper and the frames. I went basic {yet colorful}. 

quick tip for cutting scrapbook paper to fit in a frame

Here is a little tip for when you need to cut the paper to fit the frame; use the stock photo that came with the frame for size reference. That way you know exactly what size you will need.

How to make your own dry erase boards for super cheap

Opportunities are endless on this one. Where would you put these? Heck, hot glue some magnets on the back and you can even put them on the fridge for grocery lists or meal planning. 

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Comments

  1. Wanda says

    I LOVE THE IDEA OF THE DRY ERASE BOARD AND I PLANN TO MAKE ONE.
    I WAS WONDERING, IF AFTER MAKING THE BOARD, A STRAND OF CLEAR LATEX CALKING WAS APPLIED TO THE INSIDE OF THE FRAME (BETWEEN THE GLASS AND FRAME) TO KEEP THE ALCOHOL FROM RUNNING DOWN.
    JUST A THOUGHT FOR ANY UNFORN SEEN ACCIDENTS THAT MAY OCCUR.
    JUST A THOUGHT…

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR IDEAS!!

    Wanda

  2. CHERYL VALENTINE says

    this is a really neat idea! But doesn’t it get pretty smelly every time you have to use the alcohol? Alcohol has a very strong smell. :(

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