Thursday, September 29, 2011

DIY Kitchen Memo Board

I am a list maker, and love anything I can write a list on.  One day I was in my kitchen wishing that I had a board to make my daily lists on.  I grabbed an old frame and scribbled a few things on the glass with a dry-erase marker, and had this idea to make a bigger and better Memo Board that I could hang up.   I grabbed a few supplies laying around the house, picked up a few things at Michael's, and $5 and about 30 minutes later, I had my wish!

(Believe it or not, I made this before I saw it on Pinterest, but the one I saw on there is so cute too!)

Supplies you will need:

-A large old frame, or a window with 4 panes
-Spray paint in color of your choice
-Scrapbook paper (I used 4 sheets for my frame) - or wrapping paper
-Ribbon in coordinating color
-Glue Stick
-Print out of the labels you want. I chose To-Do, Errands, Phone Calls, and Internet.
-Dry erase marker (the dollar store carries these)

Step 1:
Prep your frame by removing the glass, and spray paint the wood in color of your choice. Let dry.

Step 2:
Take the back of your frame and lay out the scrapbook paper on top.  Mine was a green paisley print and I had to match it up and cut it so it would overlap correctly, covering the whole square. The back of my frame also had a white paper covering it, so I was able to use a glue stick and glue the scrapbook paper directly to the white paper instead of onto the back of the frame.

Step 3:
Using ribbon, create 4 coordinates in the sizes of your choice.  Wrap around to the other side and tape.

Step 4:

Create the labels on your computer. I took a glue stick and glued the labels to some green cardstock I had on hand. Then I glued those to the scrapbook paper.

Step 5:
Assemble the glass, the frame, and the back of the frame.  Hang in a busy area where you will use it daily!

The GREAT thing about this project is that it can be easily changed for each season, or if you change the decor of your room.  It is low-cost and looks so much better than a regular whiteboard!


  1. That is really beautiful! The dry erase marker is genius! I think this is something I would really like to try out. We've been needing a message board of some kind.

  2. AWESOME! I'm SO doing this!! check you out crafty mama!! :)

  3. This looks great. I want to make one now too! I'm visiting and following from VB's Friends Following Friends. :)

  4. That's so cute, and easy to do! I found you on Vb, and am now following!

  5. I actually have the perfect frame for this. Great idea!!