Does your hand look like this?


Late at night, when I look at "your" inspiring blogs, I often find information or websites I want to check out. So since I cannot find any paper in my computer area...I use my hand! My MAC is in my kitchen desk area with a lamp, phone , stone bird and whatever else finds it's way there. So I wanted a small writing board to write info just long enough to check it out or write in the proper "spot".
This writing board is EASY and looks great! You will need:
frame to paint (or buy one already painted the color you want)
ribbon
one piece of scrapbook paper (color of the room you are putting this in)
magnet
one earring (You know...the one lonely earring where you lost it's pair
somewhere b/t the coach and the grocery store)
Rewritable dry erase pen (love the ones with the eraser on top)
Mr. Glue Gun

Step One: Paint your frame any color...mine is white!
Step #2 Get the wooden letters if you want to spell something on top. Mine does not have a word on top...I like it more simple but I will show you both ways! Spray paint them the color that matches the paper.
Step #3 Cut the scrapbook paper to fit the frame!
Step Four: Cut a ribbon to make a "side" bow. You can do this anyway you want...a big poofy bow looks cute too!

Step Five: Glue bow on side of Frame for "interest". I also added a sheer ribbon behind...it is hard to see!
Step Six: Take your magnet and hot glue it to the back of the frame. These markers have a magnetic box so it sticks on the magnet for safe keeping. No more looking for a pen!

Step Seven: Get that earring or anything that would be fun, exciting and add interest to your bow. Hot glue the piece in the middle of the bow!
Style One without the letters.... It erases so easy and no residue!
Style Two with wooden letters painted and glued...
So easy and it looks better than a normal white board and it writes easier than chalk (at least for me). I know many of you with your creative juices could really come up with something! A fun quick and very "useful" project...my hand is "happy" not to be poisoned with ink anymore!

62 comments:

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I like this soooo much better then a white board. White boards have no style to them...But what you have made is very classy! My mind was going a hundred miles an hour while reading your post...Oh the possibilities! :)
It gave me an amazing idea I'm going to try...I'll let you know if it works! Such a great idea Sandy!

mysteryhistorymom said...

This is too cute! I will have to make one of these this weekend.:) Thanks so much for sharing! Lori

Becky said...

Well aren't those the cutest things ever! You are so creative. Its even a great gift idea... Thank you so much for sharing. :-D

Becky said...

BTW... There IS something written on my hand right now!!! LOL!

April said...

What a neat idea!! I never would have thought of something like it myself. I'm always needing something to jot notes on, so this would be perfect. Thanks!!

edie+steve said...

So adorable. I'll have to try that fun little project. Thanks!

luvmy4sons said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love sandy toes! LOL! Means I am at the beach!

Beth said...

I LOVE this idea! Thanks for taking the time to share it. I love how you took a picture of your hand to tell the story. That was funny!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

So are you writing on the glass? I want to do this today-I love it!!!

Carrie said...

Oh I love it very creative girl!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Adorable....I am always scrambling for a piece of paper!!!

Where do you come up with this stuff?

Carrie said...

Very cute idea! Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is great! Your kids are adorable.

Amanda said...

LOVE this idea - very clever!!! Your kids are precious...come back by and see our pics from yesterday.
Amanda

lmerie said...

I have just found your site - I love the notes frame! What a neat idea . . . :)

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Oh girl~ you have inspired me!!!! love your idea- well done!!!!!

Smelling Coffee said...

This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing it with us! I've so enjoyed all of the ideas on your blog, and look forward to learning more.

This would also be great for writing a family scripture memory verse or quote, then it can be changed as needed.

Lauren W said...

What a cute idea! I love this! My suitmate and I used to use our bathroom mirror as a message board when I was in college, but I never thought of using a picture frame. This is great :)

Suz said...

I LOVE THIS!!! You are so clever.
I am going to make one this weekend. Thanks!!!!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh this is so cute. I will have to try and do this for a Christmas pressie for a few friends. Thanks for sharing.

Caren said...

That's a really cute idea! What a great gift too. I'll be trying that someday for sure!

Angela said...

Great idea... I love it! And you blog...

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love what you've done! Such a cute project and the earring in the middle of the bow is the cutest thing ever...I love that idea! Thanks for showing it to us! :) Have a great weekend!
Carrie

Debra said...

My daughter came home the other day with a friends phone # written on it....I giggled thinking back when I have done that.

Ms. Tee said...

Very cute and so creative! :)

Rebeckah said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cute! You are very creative! I LOVE creative people! Love them! Happy Weekend!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

OK- I'll be posting one soon- I went shopping today for all the needed stuff, and need to make a gift... and one for me...after- a concert (Celine Dion Tonight!), two football games tomorrow, and my sister and the twins for the weekend, AND I bought TWILIGHT...Too much to do, and so little time...but I will be making it- sooo cute, and soo needed in my kitchen!

hsmomma5 said...

How cute and clever!!!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh my goodness! You are amazingly clever to have come up with this. I am going to be forever in your debt, because this is just what I need! I am doing this as soon as possible!
Thank you for sharing this with us; it's a great idea!

Have a fabulous weekend! :)

Our Complete Family said...

This is just darling! I love it and will be copying it! Thank you so much! I am going to have Bryce pick out the bits and pieces to make one for his bedroom desk, too. You ROCK girl! ~ Les
p.s. Thank you for your sweet comment about my hubby. You made my heart smile! And you're on my blog list, too! I love popping by to 'see' you!!! TGIF!

Darlene said...

That is just TOOOOO cute!!! I LOVE it...what a fabulous idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's such a good idea. I'm always looking for scraps of paper to write stuff down. And so much more personality than a white board!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Oh my gosh! so cute!! I am stealing this idea in some variation. Love it!

My Place of Peace said...

What a wonderful idea Sandy! These would make great gifts! Can't wait to try one for myself too though! :)

The Hinesley House said...

Thanks again for the blog help! I mentioned you in my latest blog post.

Tami said...

This is such a neat idea!!! Nice job;-).

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I.LOVE.IT.!!!!! I need the same thing next to my computer. SOOOOOOOO cute!

~melody~

Keli said...

Oh my! This is so adorable! I'm going to make them for Christmas gifts for the girls at work!! Oh, and of course one for myself! You are so creative! Thanks!

* TONYA * said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my Munchkins & Mayhem blog.

I just love this crafty project. You are very creative.

Melissa Ellen said...

I love it! So cute. I usually write in pencil on my hand. haha :)

On Purpose said...

Adorable and VERY creative!!

Wendy said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE that! What an awesome idea....and I love the paper you used. I'm totally going to do this one....probably right now ;-)

Just Stuff said...

Hi,
I am one of April's blogging buddies. I thought I would click on you site after reading April's today and was glad that I did.

What a neat neat idea! WOW! Pretty impressive too. Thanks for sharing with us.

I'll definitely be stopping by again. Please feel free to stop by my blogs as well. Yes, I have two of them. I post more frequently on the first one and only once a week on the other one. I'd love to hear from you.

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Melissa said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Sunbonnet Cottage.

Your words were so sweet. Thank you for that.

Your blog looks wonderful. I will need to visit again soon.

Melissa

Rae said...

Too funny!!! What a great project and wonderful tutorial!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ha-ha...I write on my hand all the time. When people laugh at me, I just tell them it's my palm pilot. : ) thanks for the great tutorial. I did one myself last night. Feel free to come take a peek.
M.L.

Jen r. said...

Cute cute project!!!! I have done cabinets, send me your e-mail address and we can chat! :)

AJ said...

Oh, I like that! Something different than the chalkboard! I'm gonna have to make one:)

Alana said...

Hey there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I hopped over to visit your blog and have really enjoyed my visit! I'm so not crafty, but I especially love the fall candy jars...so cute!

The Hinesley House said...

Tag your it! Read my latest blog to see what you need to do.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a cute idea, and maybe if my hand looked like that I could remember where the cute little birds I found the other night were.Jackie

Katie said...

So cute, I love the scrapbook paper pattern. Sometimes you find good ones and other times I don't. I like it, good job!

Angie said...

You are so dang clever! This is such a cute project!

Mimi Sue said...

What a great idea. Those white boards are just so not cute. I might make these for gifts for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Mimi

Lori said...

This project is adorable! I think with some modifications, this could be a prototype for my daughter to make as gifts for friends for Christmas :)

the undomesticated wife said...

This is a super idea!

Denise said...

this idea is GREAT!

and i take a little coffee with my cream and sugar too.
adorable blog! gonna have to spend some time here.

Kathryn said...

Love this idea!! :-)

heather said...

That is such a cute idea! I'm always thinking oh! I should blog about this, or that, and then forgetting because I didn't write it down. I should try this!

Emilie Nichole said...

I saw this too, I need to do this, I usually just forget what I wanted to do and waste massive amounts of time online trying to remember!

Sue said...

I love this. I have to save it and use it for Christmas gifts too!

Nifty Adventures into Denmark said...

This post made me laugh. My hand offend looks like this :)

I love the project. It is way better then a white board. I have been looking for something like a white board to write notes on for our entry way. This is perfect. I am going to try and create this. Just have to figure out where to buy all the supplies.

Mrs. B said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this idea! I really want to make one now. Oh, and I am so bad about writing on my hand!