Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dry-Erase Board for Sunday Opening Exercises

My daughter Kendall made this decorated & framed dry-erase board for our ward Young Womens Sunday opening exercises as part of one of her Value Projects. It shows who is conducting, saying opening prayer, hymn #, etc. We don't have anything like this right now, so this will be helpful (these things are always announced by whoever is conducting, but the girls are always forgetting who agreed to say closing prayer, what the hymn number is, etc)

She bought a pretty frame (on sale, of course!). Its for a 11 x 13" photo, but you could use any large-ish frame (we considered a long, skinny frame for a while).

She picked out a piece of 12x12" scrapbook paper that she wanted to use, and then coordinating darker paper (any size) to mat the words with. She cut the 12x12" down to fit her frame (since this frame is 11x13, she had about 1/4 inch of space around the edges where the original white mat (that came with the frame) shows through. It looks fine and like she did it on purpose that way (just make sure its even all the way around).

She didn't want to put the whole agenda for conducting (welcome visitors, announcements, recitation of theme, etc) on the board, just the assignments that participants would need to be aware of:

Opening Prayer:
Closing Prayer:

She printed the words onto plain printer paper, cut them out, then glued them onto the darker paper and cut them out again. Then she placed the words on the larger paper where she wanted them (make sure you have them in the order you want before you attach!)

Place the paper in the frame, and you're done! Since the paper is enclosed behind the glass of the frame, you can use a dry-erase marker to write in the names, week after week, without damaging the paper!

ESTIMATED COST: Between $5 and $20, depending on how costly your frame is. You can purchase an inexpensive frame for about $5 at Walmart. Beside the frame, you only need several pieces of scrapbook paper (and a dry-erase marker!)


  1. Where did she find that frame? It would be perfect for another project I'm working on.

    1. I would like to know the same information as I know someone that would love the frame for a project.