DIY Marker Board Tutorial
Nice to virtually meet you! I’m Paige from Little Nostalgia, and I’m excited to be posting here on This Lil Piglet! Today I have a fun (and practical) project that you can whip up in no time to make your work space a little prettier.
As handy as marker boards are, I feel like they’re not very cute. They’re fine for classrooms and corporate office buildings, but it’s not really the look I’m going for in my house. So when Irealized I needed some kind of large to-do list (large so I pay attention to it), I decided to go the picture frame route.
Not only was this project easy and affordable, but it’s totally customizable and simple to make for somebody else as a gift. Plus it’s portable, so it can be used in multiple rooms if necessary.
–a picture frame that still has the glass
–craft paint (if you need to cover an ugly frame)
–paintbrush (if you need the paint)
I scored my frame at Goodwill for $1.99. It was in great shape, and I really liked the romantic details in the corners. The only bummer was the fake brass finish.
Thankfully, I had some light gray paint leftover from another project, so it came to the rescue. Of course, if you already have a cute frame hangin’ around, you can skip this step.
Much better! Next I picked out some scrapbook paper to put behind the glass. I cut it down to size (this project is 8×10) and stuck it in the frame. You can use any color you want, but I went with a light neutral so my marker would be easier to read.
And you’re done! Just use a regular dry erase marker to write on the glass. I haven’t experienced any “shadow” letters sticking around after I erase, but if you do, a quick spritz of your regular household cleaner will fix that.
Happy crafting! Be sure to stop by the comments and let me know if you try this one.