Write on the Walls! DIY Whiteboards

I absolutely love whiteboards. You can make your own for home or school. Plus, they beat chalkboards hands down – no messy dust, easier to keep clean, easier to use, easier to read, more color pen options, and I don’t know of any allergies to them.

DIY with Vinyl Sheets

Did you know that you can buy whiteboard in vinyl sheets? I just discovered this cooler-than-chalkboard option for our walls.

I learned the hard way (pen on the wall) to make a border with painter’s tape — which is why the white board is so close to the wall–to cover up the pen marks.


The rectangle works well for two people; short and tall sized kids as well.


I like how Artsy Fartsy Mama uses the vinyl to make a whiteboard calendar.

DIY Whiteboard Mirror


If you want to get fancy, check out how to make a dry erase board out of a mirror like this one above!

DIY Whiteboard with Paint


I can’t wait to use whiteboard paint from IdeaPaint! The whiteboard paint seems like a GREAT option for schools. Think of the use spaces or desks that could be transformed into whiteboards and used as learning tools. Also, you could repaint old chalkboards or whiteboards instead of throwing them out. Sounds cool, doesn’t it?


At home, I can imagine making a whiteboard desk like this one.

DIY Frame a Whiteboard

You can buy whiteboard at Home Depot, cut it, and add a frame. See how to make one on Lolly Jane’s blog.

Not DIY: Our Double-Sided Whiteboard

We use our double-sided white board for so many things: drawing, hangman, schedules, lists, and writing workshops. It’s not a DIY but it totally rocks!

What do you use your whiteboards for?

  • http://PragmaticMom.com PragmaticMom

    Good to know about the vinyl sheets and sounds easier than applying white board paint though I am curious to try that too!

    • http://twitter.com/ImaginationSoup Melissa Taylor

      much easier. I have the paint but haven’t done it yet – too many steps (have to use that Kills paint first . . . )

  • http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/ Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

    Thanks so much for mentioning my Whiteboard Calendar :)

    • http://twitter.com/ImaginationSoup Melissa Taylor

      LOVE it!

  • http://twitter.com/Absgram Vic Langdon

    Where do you find the whiteboard sheets?

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  • Wendy @Kidlutions

    I have used portable whiteboards in therapy with kids…and have had some pretty amazing results. Currently, I have an old chalkboard in one of my offices, which I use regularly with kids…but the whole chalk dust thing is a bit of a drag. Thanks for these FAB ideas. I’ll be curious to see how that whiteboard paint works. I hope you share your results!
    Wendy =)

    • http://imaginationsoup.net Melissa Taylor

      aren’t they the best invention!?
      I’ll keep you posted if I use the paint . . . still haven’t yet.