My husband brought home a rescued calendar/notes combo whiteboard the other day. The calendar section was fine, but someone had used permanent marker in the notes section - the section I wanted most!
Luckily, it takes just three things - paper, tape and a flat surface - to make your own whiteboard! (Or in my case, repair.)
- Locate a sturdy flat surface, preferably moveable. An old clipboard, posterboard, or even particle board works well.
- Cover the surface with paper. White printer paper is perfect, but a light colored or patterned paper would be festive. Hold the paper in place with a little lightweight tape.
- Cover the paper with strips of clear packing tape. The glossy, heavy duty kind works best. Press the tape flat with the heel of your hand as you go, to avoid air bubbles. Overlap the strips a little to ensure even coverage.
Et voila! A fully functional whiteboard. Any dry erase marker will work, but remember: do not erase until the ink is fully dry! Wet ink can seep in between the tape strips and leave vertical marks.