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Disclaimer: This might be the easiest DIY project you ever see or do. (Really, it’s not even a project – I just can’t bring myself to call anything a “hack”. 😛 )
It’s based on the convenient fact that all frames – whether with a plastic or glass cover – function just like a dry-erase board! This may be common knowledge to everyone, but it truly made me truly happy when I connected the dots.
The reason it makes me so happy is because I’ve used just a simple $1 frame from the dollar store* & a quick printable to make:
- weekly meal planner
- habit tracker
- ongoing grocery list
- “message center” between family members
- daily gratitude notepad
- and more!
The only “DIY” steps are:
- Clearing out all the 8×10 photo frames at your local dollar store (for me, that’s Dollar Tree* but I know every area has their regional & personal favorite 😉 )
- Adding an appropriate printable as a “template” behind the cover
- Securing your display – add magnets to use it on your refridgerator, add ribbon to hang it on an existing hook, or just prop it on a ledge with the existing stand!
Now that you know this
life hack simple trick, the possibilities are endless! Plus, I’ve put together a bundle of templates for you to choose from.
You can also order items in bulk from Dollar Tree online! I discovered it recently and love this for making multiple gifts using frames like these, or even vases & craft supplies! You can get $4.95 flat rate shipping or ship it to your local store for free*! 🙂
PS – I also love using frames for gifting (although I usually pick up a nicer one). For example, I almost always give dry-erase countdowns for my newly engaged friends! It’s a sweet way to say, “hey, I’m excited with you and can’t wait to celebrate too!” You can grab those printables over here with some other great ideas for engagement gifts 🙂