In my old apartment, we ordered a giant adhesive white board off of Amanzon. Although in my opinion it was aesthetically unpleasing (as most practical things so often are), I used this white board all the time. I wrote recipes, created shopping lists, organized weekly menus and listed to-do’s. In moving to a nicer place, I didn’t want to plaster a 12 foot whiteboard to the wall, but I missed having this creative and practical outlet.
What you will need:
- A picture frame with glass
- Scrap book paper
- dry erase markers
- cleaning supplies (windex and any material you may need to touch up an old frame)
- Acrylic Sharpie
1) I went to Urban Ore and found two great picture frames for under 20 dollars total. I cleaned them up, and used a gold acrylic marker to retouch one.
2) Pick out scrapbook paper that will allow you to see the writing with dry erase markets. Pick out enough scrapbook paper to cover the picture frame.
3) Arrange the paper as you would a print inside the frame, use small pieces of scotch tape to secure to paper to each other; do not tape the glass. Also try to have the edges touch instead of overlap as it will cause darker areas within the frame.
4) Secure the back of the frame, flip over and use an acrylic permanent shapie to write your menu, shopping list or whatever you please.