Tuesday, January 17, 2012

DIY Dry Erase Message Board

This DIY message board is Pinterest inspired, but I'm going to show you how I made mine. (Original source: A Content Housewife)

First, gather all your materials.

Materials Used

- Picture frame from the dollar store
- Scrapbook paper
- Letter stamps and ink
- Rounded corner punch
- Ribbon
- Cardstock
- Glue tape
- Felt for the flowers
- Coffee (optional)

The first thing I did was stamp the letters, just so if I messed up the letters I wouldn't have to cut out a whole new piece and start over. 

I cut the stamped cardstock into a rectangle then used my rounded corner punch on it, then did the same with a black piece of cardstock, just a little bit bigger. 

I had some felt laying around from my DIY photobooth props, so I found a tutorial for felt flowers. The tutorial shows how to make other types of felt flowers too so check it out for different ideas. The ones I made were just roses. To make them you cut a circle, then cut the circle into a spiral shape. The tutorial has great photos to explain, but you just roll up the felt. I rolled it starting from the outer layer. 

I tied a ribbon around the corner of the "I love you because..." cardstock, attached it to the scrapbook paper that I'd already sized to fit the frame. The final step was those roses, which I attached to the corner with my glue gun and voila! A cute DIY dry erase message board. 

I made it with my newly-married best friend in mind and gave it to her as a Christmas present. It was fun to make, and she loved it. Success.

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Tonia L said...

What a sweet gift! I can see why your friend loved it! Thanks for sharing!

Jerri Rivers said...

What a great project! Very cute!

Hani@Craftionary said...

Such a lovely idea.. I just made something similar to this for the valentines day too.. I'll be sharing it on Thursday do come to check it out.. :)
Thanks for linking up!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from sundae scoop. I love your frame! Its super cute.. I remember seeing the one on content housewife too. Such a great idea!

If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party going on now :)

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