What’s really great about this project is that most of the supplies can be found around the house.


  • Decorative frame with glass
  • Fabric *
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Foam-core board
  • X-Acto knife
  • Scissors
  • Packing tape
  • Spray paint
  • Hammer and nails

* If you don’t have scraps of fabric, cut up an old article of clothing that you just couldn’t part with.

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Follow the instructions on the can and apply even coats of spray paint to the frame and let it dry.

McKinney Online - How To: One-Of-A-Kind Message Center


Using an X-Acto knife, cut foam-core the same size as the glass. With fabric face down, cut two inches larger than the foam-core. While keeping fabric taut, fold fabric over foam-core and secure with packing tape on the back side.

Re-assemble frame, glass and background. Tape mat securely to the back of the frame. Hang in desired location.

Enjoy your one-of-a-kind message center using dry erase markers.


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