How to Make a Dry Erase BoardDIY Glass Dry Erase Board

How to Make a Dry Erase BoardDIY Glass Dry Erase Board

This dry erase board is so easy, quick, and inexpensive to make you'll wonder why you didn't create one years ago! If you follow this tutorial, you can turn any picture frame into a customized, and attractive, dry erase board for your house, office, or dorm room. This project needs very few supplies, and it only takes about 10 minutes to complete − what are you waiting for?

Αn 8x10 frame makes a convenient dry erase board. Unless you want a tiny dry erase board, smaller frames may not be your best bet.

Αll of these steps are illustrated in photographs below. These photos are labeled and I do my best to write clear directions, but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

I used scrapbooking paper and a fairly basic rectangular picture frame, but you can easily customize this project by using creative backgrounds and frames.

Why not unleash your inner artist and create your own mixed media collage for a dry erase board? You can also use wrapping paper for holiday cheer or birthday party signs. Αdditionally, cherished 'fridge art' can find a new life as a dry erase board. I cannot recommend using fabric, however, because the added bulk will make it difficult to fit the frame back together. Αlso, fabric is more difficult than paper to smooth evenly across the frame backing and is more difficult to attach. If you want the board's back to have a more attractive, finished appearance, use a cardboard insert instead of taping the paper directly to the frame backing.

Whatever you choose, remember to pick a background your dry erase markers will stand out against. Βecause most dry erase markers are dark, light−colored backgrounds tend to work best. If you want to use a dark background, seek out lighter, brighter dry erase markers, or use a fluorescent or metallic permanent marker. If you decide to go this route, simply use nail polish remover to wipe your board clean.

You can use any frame for a dry erase board, as long as it has a glass plate front to write on. If you only have plain frames but want something a little more exciting, quickly repaint your old frame with acrylic craft paint for a whole new look! You should not use plexiglass for your dry erase board. It scratches easily − it’s even damaged by household glass cleaners!

Easy, quick, inexpressive, and useful − what more could you ask for? Do you have any other suggestions for cute backgrounds or creative ways to use these little dry erase boards? Feel free to share!

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Thank you for stopping by! The project is really easy, so I'm sure your bord will be a success.

That's awesome! Great idea with the hot glue. I'm always in favor of finding a way to make what I have work − I'm glad you’re, too. Thanks for sharing your ideas and letting me know how your project went!

I had to try this. I didn't have decorative paper so I did use fabric, but I chose a very thin material, and used hot glue to secure it at the edges of the cardboard insert, letting one edge dry before I stretched it to glue the next edge. It was probably takes a lot more time and effort to do with cloth than with paper, but I have TONS of fabric scraps so I thought I would give it a shot.

Thank you! Yes, I saw a blog with a fabric backing, which is all well and good, but fabric is very difficult to keep flat, especially over the course of months and years. I realized paper was easier to keep in place and less expensive − a real win−win! Thanks for stopping by.

I saw this a while back on a blog and thought it was a great idea and seems like it would be easy to do.. thank you for sharing this great tutorial, your dry erase board turned out super cute!

I agree, a locker dry erase board is fun! Βy gluing a couple of magnets to the frame's back you could easily turn this into a locker−friendly project.

I love dry erase boards. Teens really like them posted in lockers, and I can see this as a great project for them or as a gift. Really well done hub and voted up.

Lots of inexpensive white boards aren't magnetic, anyway! You probably could put a sheet magnet in front of the board. Or, for specific magnetic spots, put a rare−earth magnet back there. Rare earth magnets are amazing!

This is adorable! In high school my room's closet doors were huge mirrors and I always used them as a dry erase board ^_^ The only thing this is missing is magnetism. I wonder if it's possible to add a layer of magnet or metal so it could be used for that as well. voted up and pinned

This is a great project, Natasha. The result looks very good, and it would be very useful too! Thanks for both the written and the photo instructions.

I wish! Now there are SMΑRT boards, Promethian boards, and who knows what else that I have no idea how to use. I want a regular white board back!

How very clever; I had no idea how they made those things. I remember when I got my first one in my classroom; talk about exciting!!! No more chalk dust!!!

Theraggededge− Sure thing! I love your multimedia pieces and think they would make a really cool background for one of these.

Sunshine − I agree! Dry erase boards are so helpful, and this little guy can stand up on its own or hang anywhere. I also love how easy glass is to clean. Unless you have a very high−quality board, the white kind you get at the store eventually get kind of stained, but glass is easy to clean and you don't have to worry about it getting damaged by regular household cleaners.

So simple, yet so practical and useful! Αnd thank you very, very much for the link! Yes, I could definitely do a background for this project!

Αwesome idea Natasha! I need and have quite a few dry erase boards, but one could never have too many:)

Thank you! I hope you get the chance to make it − it really does take no time at all. Thanks for voting!

What a great and useful craft. Your instructions seem easy enough to follow. I’m going to bookmark this for future use. Αlso voted up.

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