Did you know that dry erase markers easily wipe off glass? I didn't know this until recently! It is such a neat concept, because you can basically turn any picture frame into a dry erase board. Just put in some white paper (or fun light-colored scrapbook paper) behind the glass, and then hang it up! Isn't that just the niftiest idea?
My friend Sarah bought me a frame that matched my kitchen colors. This green color keeps popping up around my house! No one would ever guess it is my favorite color... ;)
She bought a white one for herself and after adding cute light green and lavender paper behind the glass, it now is used in her kitchen for planning her weekly dinner menus. Stealing her idea (which I think she tweaked from seeing something on pinterest), I made one for my own kitchen. Scott and I are participating in a 8 week "Get Healthy Challenge," and are discovering that we have to be really purposeful in our menu planning. This will be a great help, since (for me) planning good meals is half the battle to eating right!
If you want to make one yourself, the instructions are SUPER simple.
1. Find paper that goes well with your frame and the color scheme of the room it will be hung in.
2. Cut the paper into 4x6 pieces (or however big your frame sections are).
3. Add the days of the week to the paper. You can do this any number of ways. Some easy methods would be scrapbook stickers that say the days of the week, letter stickers, those neat vinyl stickers that can be placed directly on glass, or just write them on your paper using markers and your very best handwriting! I chose to cut the letters out with my cricut and then glued them on with a glue stick. Kinda putsy... but I promised Scott if he would buy me a cricut, I wouldn't ever need to waste money on letter stickers again! ;o)
...and because my frame only had 6 spots, I combined Saturday and Sunday.
4. Place the sheets of paper behind the glass (like you would place pictures) and put the back of the frame back on.
I promise the dry-erase markers wipe right off. Just try it!!!
Now comes the part where you have to hang it up. I must admit, I almost waited for Scott to return from his business trip this week to do it for me, but then I told myself, "YOU CAN USE A HAMMER!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!!"
And look! It's on the wall. Not sure if it is completely level or centered, but it's hung up and I didn't crack the plaster wall or smash my thumb. :-)
Now you go make one!!! Leave me a comment if you do and tell me how it turns out. :-)