I’ve always been a fan of making lists. A list for the grocery store, the gym, school, work; I’ve made them all. I saw a fun idea for making your own whiteboard and I thought I’d try it. I found it was very easy and it ended up really making a difference. What I really needed was a memo board for my office. Just something I could write on for those pesky thoughts that always come when I don’t have time to deal with them. Since my white board has turned into my favorite memo board ever, I thought I’d share what I did in three easy steps!
Step one: Find a Frame
As usual in life you are constantly faced with many choices. How big do you want your whiteboard to be? Where will you use it? What color works best with the decor? All choices I had to make but I realized instead of having one hang on the wall – I’d like it better to sit on my desk. So, I headed out to my favorite dollar store and looked over the options till I found an adorable 5X7 simple black frame. I have found numerous simple frames at the dollar store, on clearance at Target or Wal-Mart and even at garage sales. It all depends on what size and style you want. This summer I will be on the hunt for an antique-looking frame for another room, but that is for a different day.
Step two: Pick your background
So many choices to pick from. My office is black and white so I raided all my scrap booking supplies and my leftover material. I finally settled on this pinstripe card stock. When picking a paper make sure it isn’t too busy since you’ll want to be able to see all your fabulous notes. I tried a few different prints till I found one that offered style without distracting too much from my memos. Don’t forget you can cut any type of scrap paper, unused material, a patterned piece of clothing, mismatched dinner napkin or a handkerchief that is cut to size.
Step three: Enjoy!
I liked to add some words and some sparkle just to give it some flair. Now I jot my notes down and get to erase them when I’ve completed it. I found this was a very cheap and easy way to organize my thoughts without having scraps of paper lying around or post-it notes littering my desk.