DIY Dry Erase Message Board from A Picture Frame

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DIY Dry Erase Message Board from A Picture Frame

This Dry Erase Message Board is perfect for busy kitchens. Leave notes using this decorative message board made from a picture frame. Paint the glass any color to match your decor.  Use a dry erase marker to leave notes and they easily wipe off with a dry cloth.   

DIY Dry Erase Message Board

I find tons of picture frames at garage sales and the thrift store.  This is a practical way to use them other than for pictures.



Picture frame with the glass

Acrylic paint

Dry erase markers (you can get them at the dollar store)

Foam brush


Painted clothespin if you want to glue it on the frame for handy notes.

Message Board Supplies


Clean the frame and glass.

Paint one side of the glass with acrylic paint. I used Americana Acrylic Paint, Indian Turquoise and these Foam Paint Brushes.

Let it dry thoroughly then give it another coat.


When it’s completely dry put the glass back in the frame with the painted side facing the back.

Hot glue a bow on top and a clothespin. (optional)

Use dry erase markers to write notes on the glass and easily wipe them off with a dry cloth.


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  16. Hi , thank you for your great ideas .:)
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  18. Love this idea! Super cute!
  19. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!
  20. This is such a great idea, Marti! I've seen these before with a print behind the glass, but I like the colored glass even more:)
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  22. What an adorable idea! I've heard of using glass as dry erase board, but I never would have thought to paint the back side of it - cute! (stopping by from SITS!)
    • Thank you, Jenny! I love that the back side is painted to match your room decor! Thanks for stopping by from the SITS, love the SITS! Have a great weekend and Easter! :)

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