So she brought it and I gave it a makeover and ended up with this:
I don't know how many people have an old flannel board lying around (there is a good chance some LDS libraries have a few) but in case you do, here is a tutorial for how I did my makeover. If you want a flannel board but don't have one to redo-don't fret. Here is what you will need:
Materials2 thin, smooth boards 24x18" (you don't want anything to think. These are like an 1/8" or maybe a 1/4" at the most, thick. It is preferable that one side is smooth so that you can spray your chalkboard on that side) or an old flannel board.
Chalkboard spray paint (whether you are making over an old board or starting from scratch you need this)
1 piece of flannel 36 + 1/4" x 24"
Velcro strips (self adhesive) I bought packages that had 3 large strips in them and then cut each of those in half (I have a picture in the tutorial)
Manila folders (6 or more)
Spray Adhesive (just a note-I had never used this before until this project. I always thought that whatever spray adhesive could do glue or tape could do just as well but oh was I wrong. This stuff is one of the best inventions on earth-BUY IT!!!)
1 piece of poster board the same size as one of your wood pieces.
#1. Start by tearing off any existing covering. Mine had a pocket system on one side (I ripped those off as best I could).
|This is how the flannel side works.|
|She was very impressed (though the picture doesn't show it).|
|Here is how the pocket side works.|
|Here is how the dry erase board works. She loved this part and no she can't write ABC.|