Intro: 30 Second Whiteboard
Whiteboards are great for brain storming and thinking. I've always wanted a whiteboard. A glass one seemed like an easy fix, but clear would be hard to see, and I didn't know where to find an appropriately sized piece of glass. When I saw the coupons in the Sunday paper for Joann's and Michael's, this idea came to me. This one is big enough to be usable, but still light and portable.
This would be a great gift for anyone you know that likes to tinker or write/draw out their thoughts. The frame makes it acceptable to hang in plain view of everyone, or to put on an easel.
Be careful with it...you don't want to break the glass.
Make an Over the Door Easel to use with it!
Step 1: Supplies
All you need for your 30 second white board is a glass faced picture frame. A piece of white poster board is optional.
My frame is 20x28 inches. After the 50% off coupon I used, it only cost me $10.
Ikea would be a great place to look for picture frames for this.
You'll also need wet or dry erase markers to use it. If you're a lefty like me, you'll want wet erase markers so that what you write doesn't smudge under your hand.
Step 2: Make It White!
While a picture frame alone would work as a dry/wet erase board, I wanted mine to be white. If your frame is brand new, simply flip the included paper over, and use the white back. If it's not new cut a piece of poster board to fit the frame and put it in. While my frame was new, I could still see a few lines from the paper, so I used poster board anyways.
Once this is done, you've got a brand new whiteboard!
If you want to use this as a calendar, or something similar, you could print or write on the poster board underneath. This way it will never be erased and always be visible.
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