I know I should be using my time to plan and grade, but I simply canNOT pass up the opportunity for useful DIY projects in my classroom. This past school year, I decided to experiment with individual dry-erase board ideas for my students, and I came up with an inexpensive solution: 67-cent picture frames from Wal-Mart. I inserted decorative scrap-booking paper and dabbed a few layers of magnetic paint on the pack, and I was able to store the attractive frames with markers magnetized to the backs. I loved the unique aesthetic value, as well as the financial bargain! Take a look through the pictures below, and let me know about any other DIY classroom hacks that have worked for you!