DIY: Dry Erase Board

A pretty dry erase board DIY

Last week went by so quick. I thought I would get so much done without having the kids home during the day. A couple of blog posts written, closets cleaned, house cleaned, fall pots done, exercise. Nope. I can't even tell you what I did!

Summer didn't have that many things going on, so I didn't have to look at calendars or keep a tight schedule. That, my friend, was wonderful. Now that the kids are back in school, we are back to schedules and appointments. So many things come up during the week and while I keep track of them on my phone or in my head, sometimes I like to have the week laid out in front of me that I can see throughout the day. Or other family members can see if they need to plan out the week. Yeah right (wink) - usually its just me keeping the days on track and getting everyone where they need to go.

I don’t have wall space in my kitchen that I want devoted to a big calendar so I’m using a little dry erase board that I set on my counter. It’s functional, it looks pretty, and it can be updated with the seasons.

Do you want one?  Don’t worry, I’m not going to give you a link to go buy one. And I’m betting that you already have the supplies to make one yourself. If you don’t, well then head over to Michaels' or Target and grab a few things and you’re set. It takes less than 10 minutes to make so that’s even better! These also make cute little gifts too, so don't be afraid to make more and share!

Here’s how to make your own dry erase board:

What you need

  • Picture frame – any size. I have a 5x7 that I use, but you can go bigger or smaller depending on where you want to put it or how much space you need to write on. If you have wall space, you could take it as large as you want. 
  • Paper – I use patterned scrapbooking paper, but you can use wrapping paper, newspaper or a brown craft paper. Just make sure the paper is on the lighter side so you can see the black dry erase marker over it. Subtle patterns work the best so you can see your writing. If you want, you can do fall, winter, holiday, whatever!
  • Pencil
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • Black dry erase marker

what you do

  1. Remove glass from frame
  2. Trace around the glass onto the paper
  3. Cut paper
  4. Put glass back into the frame, insert paper into frame (like you would a picture), and re-attach back of frame
  5. Write on glass. And it can be erased with just a tissue or paper towel!



That’s it! So easy. It seems a little silly even giving you directions, but every once in awhile we need something easy. Right?


So now you have something that help you look all on top of things and it looks pretty too. And there is nothing more satisfying than wiping one of those to-do items off the list.

Have a great week!