Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DIY Mondrian inspired dry erase board-from Modcloth!


So I was cruising Modcloth's apartment section (we all know how many cute things they have!) and I stumbled on this message board that as a graphic design major, thrilled me to no end! However, it's $14.99 (insert sad broke college student face). Amazon also has one for $10, , but I decided to go even cheaper & make my own!

Here's what you'll need:
Small dry erase board-$1 (I bought mine at the dollar general)
Sharpies in blue, red, and yellow-$0 (If you don't have them lying around, they're less than a dollar each)
Ruler-$0 (still have mine from my elementary days!)

Total time: <30 mins


1. Gather your materials. It's a lot less time to do the project if you hunt down the Sharpies before!

2. Using your ruler, create guidelines for the solid black lines. It doesn't have to be perfect, and I used the Modcloth one as a guide. Best part is, if you make a mistake draw over it with the dry erase marker and it will erase!

3. Once you have all the lines, color in the solid blocks of color. I recommend doing this first because the colored Sharpies will easily mix with the black and create a nasty muddy color.
*Also, make sure none of your Sharpies are slightly dry. My blue one was and it was a nightmare to color in with!

4. Very carefully color in the solid black lines, being sure to let sections sit for a few seconds and dry before moving on.

Overall, it was very simple! Here are some pros & cons I found from this project:

Pros: saving money//easy to make//no artistic talent needed

Cons: can't draw over the permanent marker with dry erase marker, or it will erase the whole design

What do you think? I'd love to know-are you going to try it? Let me know in the comments!

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