I have madly fallen in love with the use of glass picture frames used as dry erase boards. Much prettier than the traditional whiteboard, it can be changed to suit your decor hence why I love this idea so much. We have previously embraced it with our monthly calendar and event countdown frame (yet to share).
Let’s start with a glass fronted picture frame. You can use any size, shape or colour to suit your needs. I am in the process of lightening up my home decor, going with white frames throughout most of my house so white was my choice. I picked up this one from the clearance section of The Reject Shop. Long and thin it was just begging to be used as a To Do Dry-Erase List!
I popped some pretty scrapbooking paper behind the matting and taped it to stay in place, a simple patterned background. I was sure to pick papers that would allow the writing to show up, so not too dark or full of distracting pattern. Of course, I chose greens and blues as it matches my decor (along with coral red but that would have been too dark).
I wanted to keep a Dry Erase marker close and handy, if I had to travel around the house for one then this To Do List would not be updated very often and defeat it’s purpose. Velcro came to mind as simple solution but first to address the issue of a not so pretty marker ..
Using a scrap of the paper I already used in the frame, I cut it down to size. To determine size, I wrapped it around the marker and left an overlap, then creased where I would need to make my cuts.
Then taking my glue tape, I ran a strip all the way along the pen and positioned the paper so as to not overhang on the marker, wrapped it around and ran another strip along the end edge and affixing down.
To ensure the longevity of the paper cover, I then gave it a quick, thin coat of Mod Podge to seal and protect.
Adding a velcro strip to both the Dry-Erase Marker and the frame ensures there is always a pen handy to add to or cross out (I will keep items on and cross off as I go to show progress, wiping out occasionally).
No more stray bits of paper and hopefully, more productivity!
How do you contain all your to-do’s?
Are you a list maker? Where do you keep all your lists?
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