I found this Picture Frame Dry Erase Board and realized that you could use those markers on something other than a White Board. Since the only place I have ever used them was at work, I never thought of using them on anything else. This was great for me who loves lists. How easy does it get, besides using sticky notes?
I wanted to make one for my sister also. I went to the Dollar Tree and picked up a couple of wooden document frames to start the project. I should have looked better at the condition of the wood frames. They were of terribly poor quality and not smooth. Luckily I have a can of Stone Creations spray paint that gives the appearance of stone. I had to give it several coats to cover it but it worked like a charm.
Let me tell you of my lessons learned. My sister loves lambs so I first tried a background with sheep on it. I found that to be too busy to read what I wrote. I went to a piece of textured single color paper. I think that works much better. I am going to Hobby Lobby or Joann’s and see if I can find some seasonal scrapbook papers that we can change out with the holidays and seasons. I will have to find something that has very muted images on it to avoid the issue I have all ready run into. I think maybe a blue with clouds or a off-white paper with white snowflakes. I am hoping I can find a small variety sheets that we can use.
Let me know what you think. It is quick and easy project that you can make very quickly (unless you have to paint the frame). Maybe a good gift for a teacher or a friend with scheduled practices and meetings.