Fresh Start DIY Dry Erase Planner

3 Materials
45 Minutes

This Fresh Start DIY dry erase planner idea came to me simply because I wanted something that stood out right in front of me all day as a reminder. A picture frame serves as the perfect choice, because not only is the glass front easy to use with dry erase markers, but the back comes with a handy stand for propping it up in front of me on my desk! I love everything about this…


dry erase planner SUPPLIES

  • 8X10 picture frame with glass
  • scrapbook paper (optional)
  • colorful fabric (optional)
  • washi tape (optional)
  • cute printables (optional)
  • dry erase markers
  • embellishments like silk flowers, bling, buttons, etc.

Here are the easy steps:

  1. Remove the back of the frame.

Decorate the inside of the back piece with scrapbook paper cut to fit or fabric cut to fit or leave all white for a simpler look. Attach with glue to the back piece.

Add your desired printable; calendar, to do list, inspirational quotes, etc. and attach with two sided tape, glue or glue dots.

Replace your back piece inside your frame and secure it in place.

Add colorful washi tape to create distinctive lines or to decorate your glass front or the trim around the frame as desired.

Add any embellishments you wish to the outside edges of the frame and attach with hot glue.

And there you have it! One of the most fun, creative ways to make your every day a better one!

I hope you will make one for yourself. I’d love to see what you come up with.

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Melanie Ferguson
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  • Anna Anna on Jul 02, 2021

    Do you just write directly on the glass? I really would like to make this. Good idea! Anna

  • Dmholt4391 Dmholt4391 on Jul 02, 2022

    Looks like it. Alcohol will remove ink and permanent marker.