Thread Spool Dry Erase Board


The Mister got me this dry erase board for Christmas, and it was just a bit plain. I had the perfect place to hang it right between my giant bulletin/magnet board and the door to my sewing room, but I wanted to jazz it up a bit first. I thought of one of the first things I pinned on Pinterest when I joined it a couple of years ago and decided to do something similar.  So I pulled out some spools that were leftover from various other projects and got to work. 

Magnet board before

I started out with a scrap piece of wood from a previous project that was about an inch larger than the board on each side and the top to allow a backdrop for the thread spools. I spray painted it white in case any showed through after the spools were attached.

Next, I needed to determine where to drill holes in the wood so I could hang up my board.  I put two dabs of red paint on the back of the dry erase board and laid it down on the back of the wood so they would leave a mark where the holes needed to go. 


Once the red paint was dry, I drilled the holes through the wood.

After the holes were drilled, I flipped the board onto the piece of wood and glued it down.

Once the glue was dry, I laid out the spools until I found an arrangement I liked.  I added a segment of a yardstick across the bottom to create a ledge to hold the dry erase marker.
The final arrangement – ready for glue!
It’s a perfect addition to this narrow section of wall by the door in my sewing room, great for to-do lists or reminder notes right where I’ll see them.
Finished product!

Here’s the breakdown of the project:

  • Time: 1-2 hours, plus paint and glue drying time
  • Cost: ~$7

And there you have it!  Thanks for stopping by!