DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & clothDIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I’m totally one of those people that has to have a list on hand at all times. For some reason it helps me relax because if not I feel like I’m constantly on edge that I’ll forget a major to-do, especially since we’re at this weird stage of being too busy for just two people, but too small for hiring more help. It’s a strange phenomenon I don’t think I’ll ever get used to, and I SUPER hope it passes soon! Anyways, all of this to say handwritten lists help me rest easier, and a reusable table top version was a must.

As it turns out, cute dry erase boards aren’t really the easiest thing to come by, so I made my own DIY desktop dry erase board out of a few token items we already had laying around the studio (cheap is my current middle name!)…

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

Materials:

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & clothDIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

You definitely don’t need to buy any extra supplies for this project outside of the frame and dry erase pen, BUT, if you’d like to add a little extra graphic or “to-do list” heading that won’t wipe away, just stencil it onto the construction paper with a gold foil pen and let it dry completely before inserting the paper.

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

The glass of the frame will act at the board since glass is easy to write on and wipe off just like dry erase boards, do. All you need to do is cut down the construction paper to the full width of the frame so that you have a nice, white backdrop to write on. DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & clothDIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

Now you can write on the front glass from the frame and wipe away just like so!

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

What do you think, is this a project you’d make for your office or desktop? It’s definitely one you can personalize however you want, or make smaller or bigger depending on the size of the frame.

Also, never underestimate the power of repurposing a gold cocktail shaker for a vase. Works like a charm!

 


 

Styling sources: polka dot pouch // gold vase/cocktail shaker set // gold frame

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & clothDIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I’m totally one of those people that has to have a list on hand at all times. For some reason it helps me relax because if not I feel like I’m constantly on edge that I’ll forget a major to-do, especially since we’re at this weird stage of being too busy for just two people, but too small for hiring more help. It’s a strange phenomenon I don’t think I’ll ever get used to, and I SUPER hope it passes soon! Anyways, all of this to say handwritten lists help me rest easier, and a reusable table top version was a must.

As it turns out, cute dry erase boards aren’t really the easiest thing to come by, so I made my own DIY desktop dry erase board out of a few token items we already had laying around the studio (cheap is my current middle name!)…

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

Materials:

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & clothDIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

You definitely don’t need to buy any extra supplies for this project outside of the frame and dry erase pen, BUT, if you’d like to add a little extra graphic or “to-do list” heading that won’t wipe away, just stencil it onto the construction paper with a gold foil pen and let it dry completely before inserting the paper.

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

The glass of the frame will act at the board since glass is easy to write on and wipe off just like dry erase boards, do. All you need to do is cut down the construction paper to the full width of the frame so that you have a nice, white backdrop to write on. DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & clothDIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

Now you can write on the front glass from the frame and wipe away just like so!

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

What do you think, is this a project you’d make for your office or desktop? It’s definitely one you can personalize however you want, or make smaller or bigger depending on the size of the frame.

Also, never underestimate the power of repurposing a gold cocktail shaker for a vase. Works like a charm!

 


 

Styling sources: polka dot pouch // gold vase/cocktail shaker set // gold frame

Comments

  • Jenny

    02.09.15

    Ashley! I love this idea. Firstly because it’s adorable. But mostly because my refrigerator won’t hold magnets for some reason (makes me so sad) and I have no where to put my dry erase board (which is ugly, honestly). I want to make this! It’s so cute.

  • helenveyna

    02.09.15

    This dry erase board is so easy to make! I’ve been trying to be more organized lately, and having one of these desktop dry erase boards would probably be a good first step toward achieving that goal. Plus, it looks so pretty! I really love the gold stencil that you added to the frame because it gives the board a fun touch!

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  • writingmonique

    02.10.15

    This is so adorable! And so easy to make as well. Perfect for office decoration!

    WritingMonique

  • droolofhappiness

    02.10.15

    This is so cute! It would be a perfect gift for someone who got a new job.

  • I always love your DIY projects – your color palette, as usual, is excellent. Love it.

  • I love this so much! Such a fabulous DIY! Can’t wait to try it out :) Gorgeous photos too!

  • Jayden

    02.08.16

    It’s a real pluraese to find someone who can think like that

  • Great round up and a really great idea – awareness definitely still needs raising. Really sorry that I couldn't contribute but I just didn't manage to fit anything in, busy busy!