Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tutorial: Make a white board from a picture frame

Picture frame as whiteboard - tutorial
Use a picture frame to make a small (or large!) a whiteboard type surface that you can write on, or draw on. Yoda quote optional!

This would be really great as a notice board or use it to write your weekly meal plan!

Picture frame as whiteboard - tutorial
What you need:

A frame with glass, as small or large as you like.
Piece of fabric (or paper) large enough to cover the glass + a bit extra on each side. It's best if the background fabric isn't too busy and not too light because then the writing may not be properly visible.
Ribbon, thread, lace - whatever you'd like to use to decorate the background fabric (optional).
Scissors.
Special pen, sometimes called chalkboard pen. It can be used on blackboards too, but it's not so easy to qipe off from a blackboard. The one I use is called 'Uni Posca'.

Picture frame as whiteboard - tutorial Picture frame as whiteboard - tutorial
Embellish the fabric if you like. I stitched a bit of matching fabric and ribbon to the background. Iron the fabric if you like. ;-)

Sandwich the fabric between the glass and the frame backing. Trim off excess fabric.

Picture frame as whiteboard - tutorial Picture frame as whiteboard - tutorial
Write on the frame! Would be a cute gift for someone, maybe a lovely quote or a special drawing. Don't forget to give them a pen as well, so they can write their own message. The writing can be easily removed with a damp cloth.

Picture frame as whiteboard - tutorial
Here you can see the pen a bit better...

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