Easy DIY Framed Dry Erase Board

DIY Dry Erase Board

Finished Framed Dry Erase Board

Recently I was looking for a DIY crafty, colorful wall decoration and I was an inspired to make a dry erase board using a frame and paper I purchased at Hobby Lobby. It takes about 10 minutes and is a relatively inexpensive and colorful way to jazz up an area of your wall that is looking forlorn. Enjoy!


  • Frame with glass
  • Fun piece of scrapbooking paper
  • Double-sided and regular tape
  • Letter stickers (optional)

Step 1:  Pick out a frame and coordinating piece of paper. I chose to use a bright pink frame and add a sparkly gold and white chevron paper to add some glamour and contrast. If you are going to prop this up on a desk or table, I would recommend using an 8 x 10 frame. However, if you want to make a big one and hang it on the wall, I would recommend a 20 x 20 frame.

Step 2: Take out the frame back, mat, and cardboard, but leave the glass in. If your frame doesn’t come with cardboard in it, cut a piece of a cardboard a little bit smaller than your frame so it can fit inside it.

Remove frame back

Remove frame back


Step 3: Remove your piece of cardboard and line each side with double-sided tape. Stick your piece of paper on top, and smooth out any air bubbles. Next, cutout a small square on each corner. You can see how I did this in the picture.


Attach to paper using double-sided tape. Trim paper to leave about 1 -1.5″ border.


Cut out corner squares on all four sides

Step 4: Stick double-sided tape on the edges of the paper and fold over. You may need some extra regular tape on the outside to make sure the paper doesn’t unfold. You’re almost done! Put your cardboard back in the frame, and put the back of the frame in on top of that.



Almost done!

Almost done!


Step 5: (optional) You can use the letter stickers to spell out “To Do,” or anything else you want.

Now you are ready to use dry-erase markers to write on the glass! It erases really easily and it’s super cute! Some other cute color combinations would be: a silver metallic frame with a black and white polka dot paper, a yellow frame with floral paper, or you could do a plain white frame and paper you like! The possibilities are endless.

DIY Dry Erase Board


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  1. K Hahn
    June 9, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Love it!!! Plan to make one for my classroom 🙂

    • June 9, 2016 / 9:58 am

      You will have to take a picture and share it with me! 🙂

    • June 17, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks, it is easy and doesn’t take that much time at all! Love your tagline on your blog! 🙂

    • June 12, 2016 / 6:52 pm

      I know chevron is so great! I also love polka dots. I think that would look cool too.

    • June 12, 2016 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks, I think it looks preppy with a touch of bling. 🙂

    • June 21, 2016 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks I like the boldness of the pink!

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