How to Make Your Own Office White Board

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Back when I was in college, I had a whiteboard in my room which I used to keep track of assignments and practice math equations. Recently I realized that I could use a whiteboard more than ever nowadays to keep track of everything from household chores to video tutorials I am preparing for the site.

And then I realize that it’s the perfect craft to share with you because it is actually super easy and fast to make your own whiteboard out of simple supplies. In this video tutorial, I will show you how it’s done step-by-step so you can create your own.

A decorative DIY whiteboard next to a laptop and a set of colorful markers.

How to Make a Whiteboard From a Picture Frame

For this project, I decided to use a picture frame for the whiteboard. I did this to make the project easy and to give the finished result of a homey look.

A handcrafted whiteboard sits next to a computer and colorful markers.

How to Make a Whiteboard with Household Items

You need almost no supplies to make this project. The only tool you need to work with is a pair of scissors. You’ll also want to have at least one dry erase marker and eraser handy for when the project is completed and ready to use.

You only need these few supplies to make your DIY whiteboard.

You will require only two other materials. These include a picture frame and some decorative paper. While I went with a basic white frame, you can choose any style or size of frame that you want.

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I printed out a simple polka dot pattern for the whiteboard’s backdrop, but here too, you can go with anything you want. Just make sure it is not too busy and that the colors are not too bold, or it will be hard to see what you have written or drawn on your whiteboard.

Have fun with your customization. No two DIY whiteboards look the same!

Tasks are listed on a DIY whiteboard.

Have Fun Writing on Your DIY Whiteboard

What is awesome about a whiteboard is that you can do absolutely anything with it once you have finished making it.

Here are a few suggested ways to use a DIY whiteboard:

  • Write recipes in your kitchen.
  • Display assignments in your dorm room.
  • Share scheduling and notes at your family command center.
  • Hang in your child’s bedroom as a toy.

A handcrafted whiteboard reads “DIYnCrafts.”

How to Make a Whiteboard Video Tutorial

If you’re ready to begin, you can find the short list of materials and tools you need to make a DIY whiteboard below. You can also read written instructions as you watch the step-by-step video tutorial. As you’ll see, there are just a few steps involved. It is ridiculously easy!

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How to Make Your Own Office White Board

Ever wondered how you can make your own whiteboard out of regular household items? Find out how step-by-step in our video tutorial.


  • Picture frame
  • Decorative paper


  • Pair of scissors
  • Dry-erase marker
  • Eraser

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Fun DIY Projects to Try Next

After you have created your own whiteboard, what should you do next? Well, if you made your whiteboard as a school supply, you probably will want to check out 35 back-to-school hacks.

And if you created your whiteboard with your family command center in mind, here are 50 more ideas to help you get your command center (and your household) in order.

If you are into whiteboards, I figure there is a good chance you also are into chalkboard paint. If so, you’ll have a blast trying out some of these 50 genius chalkboard paint projects. These projects are both functional and decorative.

I am always creating new video tutorials for DIY projects which are fast, fun, and easy. So check in soon to see what new tutorials I have added to the site. As always, thanks for joining me here at DIYnCrafts!

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