Weekly DIY Idea: Easy DIY Whiteboards
For our final weekly DIY of the summer, we’re going to make something handy for back to school! While we still have a few weeks left with summer vacation, we thought it might be nice to have something handy to help you prepare for the idea of getting ready for school in the fall. Whiteboards are a great way to keep track of your to dos, leave messages, keep a schedule and so much more. But more importantly, this DIY is an ecofriendly way to reuse and upcycle items you already have at home.
You’ll need the following supplies: picture frames (choose a size that works for you or one that you have at home, we’re using 5×7 frames), page protectors, white board marker, paper (white and colourful paper), print out schedules, old magazines, washi tape, stickers, post its, stamps, markers, pencil, eraser, ruler, glue, scissors, and anything else to help you create.
There are so many different ways to decorate your DIY whiteboards. I made some background templates to slide into a picture frame using Canva.com, but you can find lots of printable templates online or make your own using Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
Here are the two I created, that you are more than welcome to use:
I printed my designs and trimmed them to fit into the picture frames. You may want to add an extra piece of paper at the back to make sure nothing shows through or use a piece of tape to keep the paper in place. Close up your frame and begin writing a way!
If you don’t have a printer at home, you can also make your own designs! Use a picture from a magazine you line or create your own design using markers, stamps, stickers, etc.
If you don’t have a picture frame, you can use a page protector and trim the binder rings off. Slide in a piece of paper and voila, you have a whiteboard!
Once you’re done, set them up and use your brand new whiteboards! Make sure to use a whiteboard or dry erase maker and use a paper towel or cloth to wipe your whiteboards clean.