I love finding new ways to be green. I am a NOTE taker – my office is covered in little notes about orders, supplies, suppliers, things I need to remember for a little while – but then they end up in the garbage. Not the greenest way to remember things for sure! So I was thinking – there are lots of greener ways to notes – on the computer, on the phone, on a white board. I am a pen and paper type of gal and I like the white board option – but white boards tend to be kind of expensive. So I was on the hunt to find a cheaper way. I found a picture of someone using an old picture frame and cute paper to make a cute dry erase message board and it sounded like the BEST idea!
I found two frames at a garage sale for $2 and I have a stack of super cute recycled scrapbook paper – made from 70% recycled paper. They are so easy to make.
1. Cut the scrapbook paper to the size you need for your frame. Use the frame inside to measure the right size – trace on the backside of the paper and then cut out.
2. Glue the paper to the inside of the frame cardboard. I used a simple glue stick!
3. Put the paper and cardboard back into the frame and close it up!
It was such a cute and easy way to make a dry erase message board. I now have one by my desk to make notes for work and one in the kitchen to do a shopping and farmers market list or other general household notes. If you use it to make your shopping list – simply snap a photo with your cell phone before leaving and you are set – no paper!
I hope you enjoy making your family A Happy Green Message Board!