Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial: Mini Dry Erase Board

I thought today would be a good day to share a quick and easy holiday gift idea with you!  I was inspired after seeing a post on Pinterest for making coasters using tiles and decoupaging decorative napkins on them (super cute, by the way).  

My idea is similar, only instead of using the finished product as a coaster, 
I am using mine as a mini dry erase board!  

Here is what you need:
- 4 x 4" tile (smooth works best)
- 4 x 4' piece of thin paper or tissue paper
- stamps or digital stamps
- decoupage
-mini easel or frame holder for display

If you are stamping with rubber stamps, simply stamp your image or sentiment directly on the paper or tissue.  Then using the decoupage, adhere the paper to the tile.  Cover entire top of tile with another layer of decoupage.  If you are using digital stamps, you can print your images on regular paper, rather than cardstock, and proceed the same way once you cut the paper down to size.

Once your decoupage dries (I'd leave it overnight to be sure), you can use a dry erase marker to leave little notes, jot down a list or even take a message :)  
The sentiment on my tile is from a retired Whimsie Doodles rubber stamp set.


Jeri said...

This is just so darn cute. I've got to head over to my local home do-it-yourself center and get some 4x4 tiles. Thanks for the fabulous, simple home decor idea.

Country Mouse said...

What an awesome idea!!! I just bought a few of these last week at the thrift store. thanks for sharing!