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diy wednesdays: wallpaper wipe off board

by Grace Bonney

we discovered the joys of clear contact paper when we were working on our wallpaper book last year, and used it over and over again to make our paper covered projects waterproof and extra durable. we can’t believe it took us this long to realize that it also makes a great wipe-off surface for dry-erase pens! we used a special custom wallpaper designed by lena corwin to make this simple wipe-off board, which also doubles as a place to clip notes and small pieces of art.

have fun!
derek & lauren

CLICK HERE for the full project instructions!


here’s what you’ll need:
9” x 12” piece of cardboard
9” x 12” piece of wallpaper or other decorative paper
rubber cement
x-acto blade or scissors
clear contact paper
large bulldog clip
dry-erase pen
(card used in the picture above is from something’s hiding in here)

1. apply rubber cement to the back of your wallpaper and to one side of your cardboard. adhere the paper to the cardboard, smoothing out air bubbles as you go.

2. if desired, round the corners or cut your cardboard into a decorative shape using an x-acto blade or scissors.

3. cut a piece of clear contact paper that is slightly larger than your cardboard, and apply over the wallpaper.


4. trim excess contact paper using your x-acto blade or scissors.


5. clip a large bulldog clip to the top of the cardboard and attach to the wall using a small nail. you hang a piece of artwork from the clip and use dry-erase pens to write messages on the surface of your wipe-off board.


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