Intro: Customizable 12x12 Dry-Erase Board
I got tired of all the boring, ugly dry-erase boards I saw in stores, so I decided to see if I could make my own. This board looks much better than the store-bought kind, it's completely customizable, and it won't stain because the surface is glass.
Step 1: Materials
To make this you will need:
- a 12x12 inch frame designed for scrapbook pages - I ordered mine here, but you can also find them here or in craft stores like Michael's.
- at least one dry erase marker - I got the Expo Grip Ultra Fine Tip with the eraser built into the cap, $7.49 for a four-pack at Staples
- velcro tape - Get the smallest length available, you won't need a lot!
- 12x12 inch scrapbooking paper - I had some spare sheets lying around, but you can find packs of it at the dollar store or buy individual sheets anywhere scrapbooking supplies are sold.
- optional: 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips - I choose these because they are strong, don't put holes in the wall, and can be seperated and reattached, but if you don't care about those things you can just as easily use a nail.
- optional: paint, etc. to decorate the frame
Step 2: The Frame
If you're going to decorate your frame with paint or whatever, do that now. I liked the plain wood look, so I left mine the way it was.
Once your frame is decorated the way you like and dry, put a small piece of velcro tape on the side of the frame where you want to attach your marker. It doesn't really matter if you use the "hooks" part or the "loops" part of the tape, but keep in mind that the one you don't use you'll be putting on the markers, and the loops are softer for something you'll be holding. I did it the other way around before I realized my mistake.
Step 3: The Markers
Wrap a piece of velcro tape around the barrel of the marker so you can attach it to the frame. Repeat with any other markers.
Step 4: Finish!
Put a piece of 12x12 paper of your choice into the frame and hang it with either the 3M strips (follow the instructions on the package - I used one strip on each corner and it holds my frame very securely) or your choice of hanger. If you get tired of how it looks, you can always switch out the paper.