DIY: Dry Erase Message Board & Pencil Holders


DIY Dry Erase Board & Pencil Holders

Whew!  I finally finished my “January” DIY project!  I’ve had the stuff lying around forever and finally got it done!  It’s a pretty self explanatory project but I just had to share it with you all so you can beautify your desk too! The message board can really be used for anything.  I’m using mine as an “Inspiration” board.  You coulduse it in your kitchen for menus or chores…. anything, really!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Picture Frame – You could use an old one, I just got mine at Walmart – Super cheap!
  • Any kind of fabric – I used some canvas from drop cloths I bought at Home Depot.  This can even be changed throughout the year to reflect the seasons {I love pretty little things that are so versatile}.
  • Soup cans {empty of course}
  • Hot Glue
  • Needle & Thread {for the flowers}
  • Embellishments for center of flowers – I used rhinestones, you could use buttons or whatever suits your fancy.

DIY Dry Erase Board

First, you’ll pop out the back of the picture frame.  You can use that to trace onto your fabric and cut out that piece.  That’s seriously the easiest part of the project!!

DIY Pencil Cans

To cover the cans, I simply cut a strip of fabric that was the width of the can + about an inch.  Put a strip of hot glue along the seam of the can and start rolling the fabric on.  Then attach the other end of the fabric with one more strip of hot glue.  I then folded the fabric over the edges as neatly and tightly as I could.

On to the flowers… that was the tricky part.   Not necessarily tricky, it just took a long time.  You really could just buy some silk flowers if you wanted this to be quick!  I got the tutorial for the flowers from Jones Design Company.  I absolutely love all of her tutorials and she explains it much better than I ever could!

Once I had the flowers done, I hot glued them onto the frame and one of the cans.  I don’t know what it is about flowers and rhinestones, but they just make things feel so much more feminine!  In fact, although it was tedious to make them, I’m planning on making some more to embellish some other things around the house!

I have actually already finished my February DIY {which is top secret until the 19th because it’s a shower gift}.  Plus I’ll have a couple more DIY’s that I’m doing for the shower that I’ll share with you 😉

Happy crafting and pinning!


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