DIY | From Picture Frame To Dry Erase Board

DIY | From Picture Frame To Dry Erase Board

A calendar or planner that matches your interior? Yes, it’s possible! Use an old (or new) picture frame and transform it into an erasable planner. Ideal for busy households, planfreaks and scatterbrains like me:)
1. Supplies: Picture Frame (in a size that is suitable for your planner) | Paper (for printing or to draw on) | Whiteboard Markers
2. Decide what kind of planner your would like or need, a year- month- or weekcalender? 
Design a template in Word, Pages or Photoshop. ( A lot of programs also offer free calendar templates) 
Calculate how many A4 sized pieces of paper fit in the frame and divide the design over those pieces of paper.
Not much of a computerwizz? No Problem! You can also draw the design yourself! Stencils and a ruler will help you to make a fun and professional design.
3. Divide the printed or drawn pages over the backboard of the frame. You can use a tiny bit of glue to attach the paper to the backboard to keep them in place.
4. Place the glass, paper and backboard back in the frame. Now you can write on the glass with your whiteboard markers, using the paper behind the glass as guidelines. Let’s do some planning!**
** Use different colored markers that match your interior.
** Change the design of the printed or drawn paper for each month, year, etc.
You can also find this tutorial in Dutch on


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  • Babytreese 6th August 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Erasable?? Do we change the paper every week?

    • Lana Red 6th August 2014 at 5:13 pm

      Hi! You can write on the glass with your whiteboard/dry-erase markers. The paper functions only as a background behind the glass. xx

  • Babytreese 7th August 2014 at 5:59 am

    Ahhh. .. now I get it! Cute! Thanks for the clarification!

    • Lana Red 18th August 2014 at 10:45 am

      You’re welcome! Please let me know if you have more questions!xx

  • Katie 13th August 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Love this idea! When I first saw it, I thought it would be great for a college dorm room. Being in college myself, I could totally benefit from making one of these (lol). Thanks for sharing :)

    • Lana Red 18th August 2014 at 10:48 am

      Hi Katie! Thanks for your comment! How great to hear that it could work in your dorm room! That’s a fantastic idea! xx Lana

  • Sally Bead Jewelry 16th August 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I missed the part about the glass too. Can you update the steps saying to leave the glass in the frame, to use as the erasable surface?

    • Lana Red 18th August 2014 at 10:47 am

      Hi! Thank you for letting me know! I am sorry that the tutorial wasn’t clear enough. I changed the text a bit and hope that it will help using the tutorial!
      Have a lovely day!xx

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