A DIY Dry Erase Board Using an Old Frame and Lovely Ribbon!

Hi Friends! Today I am going to show you how to make this dry erase board I made to put next to my kitchen phone:

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My kids love this, they have been leaving messages and stories on it since I hung it up the other day. I think it would be a cool idea to snap a picture of it each day with its different messages and put it in a project life album. Today’s project is sponsored by Offray. Save 15% on your offray.com order though 11/30/14 with the coupon code: FRUGAL15  See details below. Now, let’s make a dry erase board! Watch the video to see how!

Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Cut the word “family” out of white paper to fit your frame. I used my die cut machine so I had to cut down the paper so I could fit it in my cutter, if you are cutting the word by hand you can keep it in one piece.
  2. Lay out ribbon on your backing board in a pleasing fashion. Place the word mat on top to test placement. If you like it glue the ribbon to the board.
  3. Glue the paper over the board so the ribbon shows though the word cut-outs. Add additional ribbon as embellishments (like I did over the gap in the paper)
  4. Make sure the glass in your frame is clean and place the decorated backer board in the frame. Secure the backer board in.
  5. Attach handing hardware and wire to the back.
  6. Attach a dry erase marker to the side of the frame with an eye-hook and ribbon.
  7. Hang on the wall and enjoy!

This project was so fun and easy to make and it is really useful too. Now there is a place to jot down phone messages next to the phone and we won’t have to rummage for a pen because it is attached! You can find the beautiful ribbon I used at Offray and remember to use the coupon code FRUGAL15 to save 15% through 11/30/14. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

*Details: Use FRUGAL15 during checkout on Offray.com to receive 15% off one order. Offer expires 11:59 PM eastern time on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Discount excludes applicable tax and shipping costs. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases. Subject to change or cancellation without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

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Tutorial: 12×12 Scrapbook Paper Folders!

Happy Friday! I wanted to share a little tutorial with you today but first let me remind you that everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 40% off now through Sunday!

12″x12″ Scrapbook Paper Storage Folders {How-To}

I needed a way to transport some 12″x12″ paper to a craft class without damaging it. I had purchased a package of 12″x12″ paper folders in the past but they were expensive and they were all currently in use so I tried to think of something I could cheaply make. “Ah-Ha!” I thought, I will make some file folders out of poster board! White poster board was on sale 5/$1 last week at ACmoore and I bought 5 sheets (I wish I bought more LOL!) Here’s how to make the folders:

  1. Cut the 22″x28″ posterboard in half so you have two 14″x22″ pieces. I simply fold it in half then roughly cut along that line with scissors.
  2. Score the poster board at 12″ and 12.25″ and fold. The second score line is optional, it will give you a gusset for a thicker stack of paper. While it is folded you can use a heavy-duty paper cutter to trim 1″ off the rough edge.
  3. Round the corners and insert your papers. Since the front of the file folder is shorter you can see your papers!

If you want you can trim your folders on the edges so it is 12″ wide but I like having the extra protection on the edges for my paper. If you are feeling fancy you can stamp or collage on your folders to make them very chic! I love that these look good, do the job and only cost 10 cents each to make if you get the poster board on sale!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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