Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fancy Dry Erase Board with Scrapbook Paper and Packing Tape

I got these dry erase boards at Menard's last week. After rebate I think they were about $1 each. These dry erase boards are on sale EVERYWHERE right now thanks to all the back-to-school sales!

As they were sitting on my floor, next to my scrapbook paper and my packing tape, I had an idea. While my hubby made dinner I made this!
Dry erase board decorated with Scrapbook paper

I cut out thin strips of paper that I thought would cover the blue - about an inch or two and then slid the paper in between the whiteboard and  folded it over. I then taped it to make it stay in place, and later taped over it completely for durability.


For the magnets, I cut out a circle from the scrapbook paper and taped over top of it. I then taped it to the magnet and cut small strips in toward the magnet. I then folded these strips down to the magnet so that I could tape it all down without getting funny tape creases. Hope that makes sense - I tried to explain it in the picture as well!
Decorating magnets with scrapbook paper

And here it is again! I was planning on bringing this to my classroom...but I think it might be too cute for that. I just might have to find a spot for this in our new house!!
Scrapbook paper Dry Erase board
I love it even more than I thought I would! Have you hit up the back-to-school sales yet? Anything that you are going to "fancy" up before using? :)


  1. This is an awesome idea! I like how you added the tape to make it more durable!

    1. Thanks Jess! I love using packing tape for that purpose - it's great for "laminating" things that can't really be laminated!

  2. So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you now too! :)

  3. This looks so cute!! I want to try it with a dry erase board that I have lying around! Following you now as well, thanks for sharing this! Barbara @ Chase the Star

  4. Oooooh very cute!! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the Mingle Blog Hop. I am following you back now. :)

  5. That is so cute! My daughter has been wanting one for her room and that will be fabulous.

  6. That's such a cute and easy (and cheap) idea! I love using packing tape to "laminate" things too!


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