One of my bestest girlfriends had a birthday the other day and I just couldn't come up with something original to get her! I'm mean, seriously, how many candles, picture frames and socks could a person get???
So, I thought and thought and thought and my head started really hurting and then DING DING DING, the light bulb flashed and that doesn't happen very often so I knew I had to act fast! Thankfully JoAnn Fabrics was still open! I was hoping JoAnn herself would pop out of nowhere and help me, I get so lost and overwhelmed in craft stores and anxiety kicks in, I can't see straight, I go from one end of the store to the other, by the time I finally find everything I need, I'm drenched in sweat...it's exhausting.
I follow this blog, http://shellinyourpocket.blogspot.com that I love and she has great craft ideas!
So...the inner Carol Duvall pushed her way out of me and got CRAFTY!
Seriously, it was a very simple project and the birthday girl loved it! My daughter and I are going to make several for Christmas gifts. She thinks her teacher would love one!
I used an 8x10 frame and bought several sheets of different scrap booking paper. I put it in order by holiday and everyday paper to the back and put them all in the frame. It's a dry erase board! Very unique, simple and I personally think they will make great gifts for mom's, teachers, college students, etc....What a wonderful way to quickly jot down a note! You can change the bows, paint the frame, endless possibilities to spruce them up depending on the person you are making it for!
I chose to go simple by just gluing a bow at the corner...Here's the one I made (I'm not sure using the word made is the right word since all I did was use a little glue and cut some paper). But it was "made" with love!
I wrote her a Happy Birthday note and left it at her desk. Make sure you give them a marker to go with the board...you can use velcro to stick it to the back of the board. I found using a permanent marker worked best...you just need to use a wet cloth for erasing. Dry erase markers didn't seem dark enough.
Head over to http://shellinyourpocket.blogspot.com/ and get the full instructions on how to make your own!