School is in the horizon, people! For me, that means my kids and me go back to the grind. As part of our Lowes monthly challenge, we were asked to come up with something for back to school. For a teacher, that’s an easy one. I’ve been needing some individual whiteboards in my classroom for some time, so I headed to Lowes.
A 4×8 sheet of whiteboard is available for about $13.00. I knew I needed 30+, so I had the guy cut them into 12×12 squares.
Notice Little Miss holding her ears….while he unlocks the saw. 🙂
When he was done, I had all my squares. They won’t be exactly the same because of the width of the blade, blah, blah, blah, but I didn’t need them to be perfect anyway. Take note—they’re pretty dirty from all the dust, and they’re chippy on some of the edges. You could easily sand down the edges and call it good.
Orrrrr…you could bling them out with some duct tape, shipping tape, washi tape—you name it!
I was able to get 32 squares out of one sheet (wahoo!), and I’m excited to use them throughout the year. Kids love whiteboards—especially teenagers!—so I know it’ll be a good tool for them.
Disclosure: Lowes provided me with a gift card to showcase this project as part of their Lowes Creative Ideas Bloggers’ team. All the thoughts and opinions are certainly my own. I don’t get gift cards for those.
kim- Today's Creative Blog says
I love simple solutions that work!
Brilliant idea my friend. I had no idea they sold whiteboard! I need it for my workout room, now I know what I am gonna get!
Sara @ Mom Endeavors says
Love the washi tape edging. When I was teaching, I never thought to cover the edges. But, I loved the ability to go to Lowe’s to get inexpensive boards!
Nicole Stone says
Super cute idea! One question…is it magnetic? I’m looking for a fun way to display my sons artwork in his room, but I don’t want to use a corkboard because of the pushpins. I was going to just buy a magnetic whiteboard at HL, but this would be a super cute idea and use several different pieces around the room. Thanks for sharing!
Did you have to pay to have the board cut into 30 smaller boards?