It’s hard to believe tomorrow is August! We are lucky and still have a full month to enjoy summer before starting school in September. While it’s a little bittersweet saying good-bye to summer, I absolutely love autumn crafting – especially cute back-to-school crafts! This apple dry-erase board is easy to make, adorable and super useful! I used Cricut dry-erase vinyl to create the apple shape and applied it to a painted circular board.
The cool thing about this craft – I used a combination of paint and vinyl! You could create this entire board using a cutting machine and vinyl or you could create the entire thing from paint – except for the white dry-erase vinyl. I chose to do a little of both! I have patterns for everything – both PDF and SVG – at the end of this post! Check out how I created this fun board! We’re planning to use ours as a school message board for my son; though, this would also be cute in the classroom :)
Supplies Needed for Apple Dry-Erase Board
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- Free printable pattern or SVG cut file (located at the end of this post)
- Wooden circle plaque
- Cricut Dry Erase Vinyl
- Paint – blue, red, green, brown
- Red pom pom trim
- Small piece of ribbon for hanging loop
Step One: Paint the plaque blue with acrylic paint. I found my plaque in the Target dollar spot last Christmas. You can find something similar at a craft store. I did several coats of the blue, letting it dry in between coats.
Step Two: Paint the red apple. Using the PDF pattern or SVG cut file, create a stencil for painting the red apple. Position the apple stencil on the board, leaving more space at the top so the leaf and stem have room. Trace the apple with a pencil then paint it red. I did two coats of red paint.
Step Three: Once the red paint is completely dry, apply the white dry-erase vinyl layer. I used my cutting machine to cut the dry-erase vinyl, but the shape is simple enough to cut by hand if you don’t have a cutting machine.
Step Four: Add the leaf and stem! I used the same method as the red apple piece – cutting out the shapes using my Cricut, then tracing them with pencil and painting them in. I did two coats of paint for each. You could cut these shapes from vinyl. I decided to paint them so they were the same medium as the red apple.
Step Five: Add the details!! I added two apple seeds and the nerdy worm using vinyl. Cut the shapes with a cutting machine, then apply them to the board. I initially planned to just add the two apple seeds, but my kids insisted I add the worm and I am happy I did. He is so cute!!
Step Six: Attach red pom pom trim around the wooden plaque. Start at the bottom and use hot glue.
Step Seven: Using hot glue, attach a small piece of ribbon to the back of the plaque for hanging.
The apple dry-erase board is complete! I love the dry-erase vinyl! It is so fun to use and it’s easy to wipe clean. I’m excited to use this board this school year to help us remember important dates coming up!
* PDF pattern should be saved to your desktop, then printed at 100% or resized to fit your board.
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*I found my circular board at Target last December, the one shown below is a similar one I found on Amazon.