Easily Make a Large DIY Dry Erase Board

It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!Who doesn’t own a dry erase board?  They are so handy for all kinds of things. We’ve kept a small 8×10 one in our kitchen for years. We use it to write down things we need at the store. When we did our outdated kitchen transformation I decided I needed a much larger one. Rather than buy one I decided to make  my own DIY dry erase board using a large frame I already had. It had a plastic cover rather than glass and I realized it worked great as a wipe off board.   I just took some white poster board and put it under the plastic cover, stuck on a few things and it was ready to go! You can see that one on our post of kitchen decorating ideas.  However, after months and months of use… it stopped erasing. No idea why but it became unusable. So rather than buy one I decided to make over this over using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. You can buy it just like contact paper. Keep in mind you can make this any size using whatever frame you want!

DIY Dry Erase Board Supplies

Frame of choice

ERASER

  • Wood oval
  • Glue. I love Quick Grip but any glue will work.
  • Wood plug, bead or ball with flat side to use as handle.
  • Felt

Instructions

This is the original one. I decided to make my new one a little nicer.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!  First I had to remove the stuff off the front. I had cut a rose and leaves using my Silhouette Portrait cutter, because it matched my new kitchen makeover. It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Then I cleaned off the front. It took rubbing alcohol to remove the dry erase markers at this point.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I cleaned it as best I could. Didn’t need to be perfect.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I removed things I had stuck to it.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!
Then I made sure to remove any tape or things that would make lumps under my dry erase paper.  I love these little scrapers!It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Now it was time to pull out the adhesive white board paper. This roll is 17″ x 78″. It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I removed the inside pieces of the frame.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Then I took my plastic cover and laid it out over the dry erase paper.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I marked it where it needed to be cut. I love that it came with the grid printed on the back!It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Cut your paper to fit.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Remove just a few inches of the backing sheet. FYI: If you’re doing a larger frame like this, have someone help you. It’s really hard to manage this alone and keep it bubble free.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Using something such as a credit card, align your paper at one end and use the card to press towards the roll as you go to keep bubbles out.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Once that is done you are ready to put your frame back together. Place the plastic sheet face down.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Then add the backing cardboard.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser! Now, I gathered the supplies I wanted to have access to. It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I already had this clear Command cell phone pocket I never used. It was open on the bottom so I took two pieces of tape to cover it inside and out. This would hold my markers, pencil etc.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I’d always had a problem erasing things on the board. Normally I wanted to erase just a line or two from a list so rather than buy a big eraser that I’d then have to figure out how to attach it, I made my own small eraser with an oval wood shape, a wood plug for the handle and felt for the bottom. You can, of course, use any size wood you wish.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Cut a piece of felt to fit your wood shape. It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Glue the felt to the bottom.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

Glue your knob on.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

As I keep a pencil with the board, I decided to keep a sharpener with it. I’d have rather used a single hole but this is what I had. I glued it to the end of a craff stick so it could be put in the plastic holder.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I keep a post-it note dispenser on the board for quick writing down lists on the way out to the store. I kept the same one but painted it a color that matched better.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I glued on a small white clothespin to hold a printout of my calendar from Outlook. It shows everyone’s appointments etc.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I cut another rose from my Silhouette machine to put in the corner. Feel free to decorate yours however you wish!It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I then hot glued on the pouch and the repainted Post-it note holder. It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

This is the bottom of the board. The small eraser rests in the frame gap nicely.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

It’s now ready to be hung and used.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

I wanted the small eraser so I could just erase one line if needed.It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

See how easy it is to make your own custom DIY dry erase board?It's super easy to make any size DIY dry erase board using a roll of adhesive backed dry erase paper. We made a kitchen board and added some extras including making our own eraser!

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Noreen Mullan

    Just in time, I have an unused frame with a glass front so its about to become a
    dry erase board! Yours turned out so nice, I have to do one now. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

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