Acute How-To: Pretty Dry Erase Boards

Every night, before bed, I take my boring, plain white dry erase board off the wall and write my to-do list for the next day.

My to-do list is more like a schedule.  I write out what I will be doing every hour.  I know that might sound a little neurotic, but making lists and plans is something I really enjoy doing.  Plus, when I have everything written down, I have no stress.  When there is a plan laid out, I know I will get everything done the next day.

After seeing a pretty dry erase board tutorial on Pinterest, I decided to make my own and make my schedule a little prettier.

What you will need:

-a large picture frame {I bought two 11″x13″ frames on sale for $6.50/each}
-a piece of fabric or pretty paper that is large enough to fill the frame {I used a vintage pillow case that I bought for $0.50 at the thrift store}
-white or cream colored card stock {if your fabric is thin}

Step One:

Since the pillow case I was using for each frame was fairly thin, I covered the back of the frame with two pieces of cream card stock so that it wouldn’t show through the fabric.

Step Two:

Cut your fabric or pretty paper so that it fills the entire frame.  I cut my fabric about 1/2″ longer on each side and then tucked it in around the back.

That’s it!  Easy.Peasy.

I am going to use one for my daily, hour by hour schedules and the other as a week ahead type planner or for general notes.  Like I said, I love lists.

9 thoughts on “Acute How-To: Pretty Dry Erase Boards

  1. What a great idea, using the glass as a dry-erase surface! I used fabric to cover cork boards to post all of my paper notes on. Now I can have a pretty complimentary to-do list as well! Thanks

  2. Dry erase board for creative kids: 4′ x 8′ melanine sheet from home improvement store, screwed to the playroom wall at kid-level Kids can draw on the wall! Our kids were 3 and 1 when we did this – they LOVED it!

  3. GREAT REVIEW! I pretty much agree with all you said in your article, especially at the middle of your article. Thank you, this info is very useful as always. Keep up the good work! You’ve got +1 more reader of your super blog:) Isabella S.

  4. Thank you so much for this great idea! I’ve been searching for pretty (but not necessarily “cute”) organizers for my forgetful husband …and his wife! I’m running with this and boasting of you on facebook.

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