Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Save Money on White Erase Boards

You've seen the large white erase boards... right? They are so handy but wow are they expensive! Here's a handy tip. If you need a large one, go to your local hardware store and purchase the smooth "shower board."

If you need a smaller one, measure and cut your board with a utility knife. We used masking tape to protect the board and help us cut a straight line. Score the board then gently break it.

You can even get edging to make the board have a nice finished look around the edges.

I purchased a 4 foot by 8 foot sheet for less than $10 and we used the clear mirror mounts to put it on the wall. It works perfectly!

You could also cut one sheet into several boards, decorate and give as gifts.

Have a great day!

Mavis D.

8 comments:

BundyMum said...

Ohh Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing! Im going to the hardware store this afternoon! Have a great day!

lana said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

girlmomx3 said...

I am a teacher and my Home Depot cut mine for me in 12 x 12 squares! I gave them the "poor public educator" story and bless his heart he cut them for me!

Thanks,
Jane

MSM said...

My daughter loves using erase boards for math - and they do "wear out" over time.

Great to know that I could get enough of them for about $10 to last us through high school!!

Thanks for a fantastic tip!

mom_of2boys said...

Great idea! I'll have to give this a try.

Becca said...

Wow! That is such a great idea! I was just thinking about whiteboards yesterday so I might just have to go try this!

marigold said...

Such a good idea! Thanks for sharing!

Frugal Chick said...

I love whiteboards but they're so expensive. Thanks for sharing this frugal tip!