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DIY: Recycled Memo Board

Recycle your old frames into chic reminder boards

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Breathe new life into an old photo frame. Instead of storing them somewhere else or using them to display family photos, you may upcycle it into a memo board. You can place your finished project in the kitchen you can keep track of your recipes or needed groceries. You may also put it in your foyer so family members can leave messages on their way out.

Crafts by Mikko Sumulong of I Try DIY. Styling by Tala Singson. Photographed by Paolo Feliciano.

Read the original article ("Did you get the memo?") in the October 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

Materials:

 

  • Old picture frame
  • Colored or patterned paper that you designed or print out on your own
  • Whiteboard marker or liquid chalk
Re-do it:
  1. Choose a picture frame to match the style of your space.
  2. Instead of placing a photo in the frame, insert a sheet of patterned or colored paper.
  3. Test your whiteboard marker or liquid chalk on a small corner of the glass. Make sure the writing can be wiped off completely.
  4. Hang the frame on your wall or display it where everyone can see it—perhaps the foyer console or the kitchen counter. Your “new” frame can also serve as a reminder and message board.

Start scribbling! 

RL Tip: Contrast the color of the paper with the color of the marker for added visibility. You can find whiteboard markers or liquid chalk in National Bookstore and Saizen.

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