Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just 21 days left….

Until your Christmas presents need to be wrapped and ready!

I love making gifts for family and friends. It’s nice to give one of a kind items that are personalized just for them. One of my favorites is a picture frame dry erase board. The glass erases even better than a real dry erase board too!

To make the board, all you need is a picture frame, scrapbooking supplies, Velcro, and a dry erase marker. For this board I used papers from SEI’s Wintermint line. The main paper has an allover design… which is lovely and you get to see all of it here. I die cut bracket shapes from the fabulous red velvet paper and a scrap of white to make a space to write in the number of days left until Christmas. I embellished the tree with some chipboard stars coated with Martha Stewart glitter, gilded the tree topper star, and added a glittered heart to one of the gifts under the tree. Wrap the fuzzy side of the Velcro around the dry erase marker and attach a piece of the rough side to the edge of the frame to finish it off.

This can be adapted to many different uses and sizes… try a perpetual calendar, to-do list, or menu. Or you could make a set of inserts so that you, or your gift recipient, can use it year round. I made a smaller version for teacher gifts too!

Thanks for stopping by!erin

1 comment:

SharonVM said...

Oh, Erin, I just love it! I may make this over the weekend as a gift for my brother's children. Beautiful idea!