The Friday Fluff Up: Dry Erase Frames & Plates


Did you know that you can write on any glass surface with a dry erase marker, and it will wipe clean? (I'm betting you knew that, but maybe needed a reminder like me!) I saw a few ideas over on Pinterest where creative geniuses used simple frames as a way to write notes to surprise their loved ones, daily to-do lists, and even menu plans, and couldn't believe that I hadn't figured that one out yet!


My kids (especially my middle daughter) are list freaks. (Maybe they get it from their momma?) I can give them the same to-do list verbally exactly eighty-two times, and somehow their ears never manage to hear it. (How does that happen?) But, take a few minutes to create a list, and my kids know what to do without me reminding them for an hour!

So, I just made a quick list of what they needed to do before they could play outside after school (which is their ultimate favorite thing to do each day), and their work was completely pretty quickly. (And yes, they had a hard time reading my handwriting too . . . I think I spend so much time typing these days that I've just about forgotten how to use a pen!)

Dry erase markers also work great to write on ordinary plates. I was about to try writing a verse on this white plate last night when my eleven-year-old Jackson beat me to the dry erase marker . . .


Here are a few other fun dry erase ideas . . .

Menu Boards from Little Birdie Secrets

Free “I love you today because . . . ” printable download from Creative Juices perfect for Valentine's Day!

A dry-erase calendar from The Aesthetic Writer using paint chips (how clever is that?)

Have you made fluffed up anything new in your home this week? Check out my favorite ideas over on Pinterest (you can follow me under ppennypincher if you’d like to get started . . . I love that place!) If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)

Check out previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing.

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  1. Jennifer G. says:

    Oh, I LOVE this! Especially for a menu! How much prettier would that look in my kitchen instead of the scrap piece of paper that I tack on my refrigerator every week?!

  2. heather w says:

    OK – I’m doing the calendar! One for each kid. To keep up with homework/test dates and sports!! Now if only the teachers will let me know the tests dates!! LOL

  3. Good idea with the dry erase markers. Just wanted to point out that Jn. 3:16 says “should” not “shall”. It is misquoted so often. 🙂

    • Our NIV version says “shall” Jessica … and I think he learned it from a song that has been sung for years in our church, maybe it had it wrong too? Hmmmm…..either way, I was just glad he knew it! 🙂

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