Framed Memo Boards

Published July 19, 2012

Here’s a new twist on an old idea. Whiteboards have been around for a while now but this idea makes it decorative and useful at the same time.

An ordinary picture frame can be transformed into a well-used memo board for grocery lists, reminders and lists of all sorts. Purchase the frame at any drug store or craft supplier and be sure to pick up the special white board pens to use with it.



  • Blank Picture Frame with removable back
  • White Board pen (available at Staples)
  • White Board brush
  • Assorted Coloured & Patterned Paper
  • Pen & Scissors


This idea is very simple. Clean the picture frame with some warm, soapy water and dry off with a clean towel. Remove the glass place from the frame and carefully trace the dimensions onto the backside of the coloured or patterned paper you have chosen. Cut out the paper.

Replace the glass plate into the frame and lay the paper (good side out) against the glass. Add any remaining backing pieces the frame may have. Attach either the hanging brackets to the frame or the freestanding clip.

Write your grocery list or to-do items on the board and simply wipe off with the brush.  Over time you can replace the paper with a photograph or other image.