One final upcycling project to celebrate Earth Month—frame message boards. The goal of every busy parent is to stay organized and keep the family on track. The best way to do it is to make sure everyone knows the family schedule. I made erasable message boards from picture frames I found at Goodwill.
- Large picture frame with glass
- Chalkboard paint
- Spray paint
- Felt or heavy fabric
- Duct tape
- Dry erase marker
For the chalkboard message board, I removed the glass from the frame and painted it with two coats of chalkboard paint. While the chalk paint is drying, spray paint the frame to match your kitchen or office décor. After each piece is dry, put the glass back into the frame. That’s all! Easy, peasy! Chalk wipes off with a damp rag, so you can change your notes daily.
I left the frame as I found it for the dry erase message board, but that doesn’t mean you can decorate yours. I removed the insert and covered it with black felt, but any heavy duty fabric will work. It’s like wrapping a package, just use duct tape to hold it together. Replace the insert and backing. Voila! Start leaving messages for the family with a dry erase or chalk marker. They wipe clean with a damp rag too.
No more excuses for forgetting to make treats, or buying school supplies, or being late for the track meet!