Everybody needs a reminder or two now and again. Male or Female we can’t keep everything stored in our heads. That’s cause for major stress and constant forgetfulness. Conquer your day with an easy DIY His and Her Message Board.
- · Razor Blade
- · Tape or glue
- · Ruler or Yardstick
- · Thrift store picture frame
- · Scrapbook paper scraps
- · Expo marker
- · Nail or Screw
Start by removing the backing from the picture frame and taking out the cardboard insert and painting. Flip the painting over and using the ruler or yardstick, draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other.
Go through your scrapbook paper scraps and divide the colors up. I used a double sided pack and chose blue and green colors for his side, and the lighter pink colors for my side. It’s important that the paper you choose is light in color so that you can see your writing over it. If you use dark paper, your writing won’t show up!
Start laying the paper out on one side of the board. Overlap the diagonal line you just drew slightly.
Once you’re happy with how your design is looking, use the tape or glue to carefully glue everything in place. I used tape because that’s all I had; also, I thought it would be nice to be able to slide the other side under the already placed pieces on the opposite side. If you’re using glue, make sure that you don’t glue anything beyond your diagonal guideline!
After everything is taped down, pull out your razor blade or open your scissors up. Place the ruler or yardstick on the guideline. If you’re using a ruler, you might need to lift some pieces up to make sure that the ruler is on the correct spot. Gently press your razor on the layed out scrap book papers. Don’t press too hard or you’ll cut through the entire picture, and you don’t want that.
Remove the pieces that you just cut off and then repeat steps 3-5 on the other side of your message board.
You’re practically done! Place the picture back in its frame, message board side toward the glass. You can put the cardboard back too if it’s not too difficult. I left mine out, because I was struggling getting it under all of the staples.
Hang up your message board and use expo markers on the glass to write all your necessary reminders. Enjoy and never forget anything again!