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DIY Dry Erase Board

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DIY Dry Erase Board

Who knew that you an make your own dry erase boards?! You can get as creative as you want with this project and I'm sure that you can find items for this for free around your home. But if you can't... the $1 store is an amazing place!

This DIY was all over Pinterest a couple years ago and since I've started blogging, I am noticing it pop up more and more. 

There are SO many different uses for this cheap and easy DIY project!

Personally, I use this to keep track of all my blogging to-do's, goals and ideas. It helps me stay organized and on track when everything seems a bit overwhelming. But you can use it for almost anything including, weekly meal planning, grocery or shopping lists, daily chores, daily inspirational quotes, social media calendar, etc. The list goes on and on! Also, the great thing about these is you can customize it to match your own home, office or desk decor. 

It's so simple, you'll wish that you made this sooner. Keep reading for step by step instructions on this DIY Dry Erase Board:


Materials Needed:

  • Picture frame (which ever size you have or prefer)
  • Plain white paper or patterned card stock
  • Scissors
  • Dry Erase Markers

If you have a cute frame or one that already matches your current decor, you can skip the first couple steps. Since mine no longer matched my decor, I decided to give it a nice coat of metallic gold spray paint. I would recommend doing this outside or in a well ventilated area to prevent any harm.

DIY Dry Erase Board
PRO TIP: Put cardboard down underneath your work area if you are spray painting your picture frame. This  will prevent paint leaking through the newspaper. Also, place four push pins under each corner of the frame to raise it a bit off the surface you are working on. This will prevent the paint from making the frame stick to your surface and allow you to paint all corners evenly. PLUS you'll have cute colored push pins to use for another project once you are done.

Once you have your frame setup and ready to go, all you need to do is decorate the inside. You can do this step in many different ways. If you want a plain background, all you will need to do is fill the inside of the frame with solid white or colored pieces of paper. Card stock or wrapping paper are good options if you'd like it to be very decorative. See below how I customized my DIY dry erase board to fit all my blogging needs.

See below for free printables!

DIY Dry Erase Board
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DIY Dry Erase Board

Since this is all situated under the glass, I am able to erase all my writing and still keep the same template after I erase everything.

DIY Dry Erase Board

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What will you do with your DIY Dry Erase Board?

Let me know in the comments below! I would love to see what others create.