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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Make Your Own White Board-tutorial

The hubby found a white board in our basement a few months ago, and I thought, "Oh, this is going to be great. We can share." He filled up the majority of the board leaving almost no space for me. So I decided to make my own. I had seen several dry erase board tutorials, but they all included fabric. I wanted to be able to write on my board without worrying about what color the marker was. Here goes:

You will need:
1 Frame
1 Foam Core board (available at most craft stores)
Exacto Knife
Dry Erase markers

First, I started with a 16x20" frame I found at the thrift store. (It originally came with a mat board, but I forgot to take a picture before I threw that away.

Next, clean both sides of the glass with glass cleaner and a paper towel.

I forgot to take a picture of cutting out the board, so I'll just explain it. Remove the glass from the frame (if you removed the glass to clean it then you are already a step ahead :] ).

Lay glass on the piece of foam core board. Using an Exacto Knife cut around the glass piece.This ensures that the piece will be the same size and fit in the frame. It also ensures you will have straight cut lines (I don't know about you, but I have a really hard time cutting straight.)

Then, insert the glass and foam core board into the frame. Mine had the staples on the back so I just used those to hold the foam core and glass in.

Next, cut out a title in vinyl material. I used the LPF, and a raspberry colored vinyl for this one.

Viola!! You can start using the board right away.

And, it erases like it's no biggie. It also looks just like a dry erase board. That's what I love about it.

So, get out your markers and start making those lists.

Total cost for the project?

$2 (cost of the frame). I already had the vinyl, dry erase markers, foam core board and Exacto Knife.

Actual cost for someone doing the project could be more like $6. But, I found an 8.5x11" dry erase board that is $12.99.

Total savings: $11!!!


  1. What a cute idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

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