I recently went to Michael’s craft store and I saw a dry erase board that I really fell in love with. However, I thought about my actual needs and how I didn’t need a calendar outline or a notes section. I needed space to write out a daily to do list, and space to draw and brainstorm details for new projects. So, I did what any crafty bih would do, I DIY’d it!
During that same said trip to Michael’s I found all the supplies I needed to get started, all under $20, details are below, enjoy!
Tools You’ll Need:
Dry Erase Adhesive (I used ConTac’s brand, available at Michael’s craft store and yes you can use one of their coupons on this item)
*this dry erase adhesive is a max of 18” wide, 6’long, keep this in mind when choosing your flat surface.
Foam Board (Or any flat surface that will adhere to the dry erase sheet).
Decorative Tape ( I used Heidi Swapp “love” MARQUEE tape, and metallic gold washi tape)
Step #1: Draw Border.
Measure about 1.5”-2” away from the edges on all sides and draw an inner border on your flat surface like so….
Step #2: Measure and Cut Dry Erase sheet.
Cut out your Dry Erase Sheet to about 1 centimeter larger than the measurements on your inner border. (This will help in making sure that you don’t have any shortage of adhesive once you start applying the sheet).
Step#3: Apply the Dry erase adhesive slowly and carefully.
It will help if you use a flat object to flatten out any air bubble as you go, but don’t scrape too hard or you can scratch your dry erase adhesive.
Step#3: Line the edges with your decorative tape.
I placed my tape so that only half of it was on the board so that I would have enough left to wrap around to the back edge of the border. This way, even the outside edges are lined with tape.
Step#4: (Optional) Add permanent décor to your board.
For my personal board I added vinyl lettering “things to do” and “PLAN AHEAD darling”. I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 to cut the vinyl, but if your don’t have a Cameo you can use permanent marker to add your décor. Some good ideas are calendars/days of the week boxes, these are easy to do with a flat ruler. Or, hit me up on my Etsy Shop and request a custom order for Vinyl décor.
I hope this inspires you to go out and make your own dry erase board. This would be perfect for any office or for your kids bedroom. You can make this small or large and customize it for males.
Feel free to share with all your crafty friends. XOXO