This fun little DIY dry erase board tutorial is a simple and inexpensive project to make to keep or gift to someone else. I had all supplies on hand, and you are likely to have them in your craft stash as well. I had a 5×7 frame on hand that I used because I wanted a desktop size memo board, however, you could use and 8×10 or even an 11×17 frame to create a large homemade wall memo board. This homemade dry erase board is finished off with a cork frame for looks and to hold any extra memos.
I didn’t drink all the wine for this DIY dry erase board picture frame by myself. I picked up a jar of old corks at a yard sale awhile back for just $1! If you are not a wine drinker, but want to give this project a try you can pick up corks on Amazon for a great deal for all your cork projects.
Cork Framed DIY Dry Erase Board For Memos
Supplies Needed For DIY Dry Erase Boards:
- Wine corks
- wooden picture frame with a flat surface
- spray paint- any color (so easy to coordinate colors to any decor)
- scrapbook paper or wrapping paper
- glue gun/glue sticks
- Sand paper
How To Make A DIY Dry Erase Board With A Cork Border
Begin this DIY dry erase board picture frame by lightly sanding frame. This will rough up the finish which will help paint and glue hold better. That means this DIY project that will last longer.
Wipe all dust off thoroughly with a damp cloth.
Remove glass and backing from frame, set aside.
To spray your frame you can either lay it on newspaper outdoors or the way I like to do it is to hang from a branch, that way I can access all angles and it dries well hanging also.
Spray a light tack coat, allow to dry for 5 minutes, repeat with 1 to 2 more coats.
Dry for 3-4 hours before continuing.
Once frame has completely dried attach corks with a generous amount of hot glue- not so much that it is oozing on your frame but to create a good bond so that they do not fall off with some handling- do this all the way around.
Trace the glass from your frame onto a pretty solid or very subtle pattern of scrapbook or wrapping paper and cut out.
Replace glass in frame, insert paper and finally fasten in backing to frame.
Your cork memo DIY dry erase boards are ready to go! Pretty easy and pretty functional for writing yourself reminder notes and you can pin on any little notices you may have as well. I hope you enjoy this DIY dry erase boards project. It is such a great way to reuse old corks and old frames and upcycle them to give them new life. Let me know how yours turns out and tweet me a picture @familyfocusblog!