DIY: Turning Picture Frames into Whiteboards


I've noticed that my blogs are getting really wordy lately. Sorry about that. I'll keep this one short because it is almost bedtime.

Step 1: Find an old picture frame you aren't using anymore. Make sure the glass is intact and looks nice.

Step 2: Spray paint the frame any color your little heart desires.

Step 3: Lay out pieces of scrapbook paper until you've created different sized boxes. Use any sort of adhesive to mount them onto the picture that was originally in the frame. No need to go overboard with this because the glass will hold it together. 

Step 4: Use a dye-cut machine or stickers to label each box. I chose to do a 7-day calendar in the largest box. Mainly because I couldn't figure out how to fit 31 squares into a 12" x 12" spot for the life of me!

Step 5: Create borders for each box. I used my Silhouette to cut out squiggly lines and then put them through the Xyron to make them stick. You can use strips of paper or ribbon as well.

Step 6: Attach all of your shapes to the paper. {I used my Silhouette dye-cut machine to make all of these shapes. If you don't have a dye-cut machine, but are interested in purchasing individual shapes like these, go take a sneak peek at my new shop!}

And there you have it. The perfect homemade birthday present for an 11 year old!

P.S. This totally works as a whiteboard. You may have to keep some Windex or whiteboard spray nearby because it doesn't erase as nicely. Otherwise it works great {as long as you use whiteboard pens}.


  1. good idea, i might try it!
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  2. Very cute, I love this idea!
    ♥ Terrie ♥

  3. Hi this can be used as a great Chores chart for my son who is giving us a hard time remembering what he has to do daily. Will definitely try it and hang it in his room.
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  4. Making this ASAP! I just got my 1st teaching job, so it looks as if I'll be visiting your site VERY frequently to find cut DIY projects. :) Thanks, girl!

  5. Hi, visiting from Sew Many Ways - that's a great idea! Thanks for sharing. =)

  6. Featuring YOU today! Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday. :)

    Ginger @ Ginger Snap Crafts


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