Easy Plate Message Board


When I shared my first in the series of 10 Minute Decorating Ideas – I had originally planned to include this project – a plate message board.

But then, I realized, it was so easy – it doesn’t even take 10 minutes.

I am big love of leaving messages and the power of words – so why not have a pretty and simple way to leave inspiration, quotes, song lyrics, scripture, or even an apology – right where everyone can see it.



I simply used a plate stand that can be found at most craft stores or box stores – a white plate and a dry erase maker.

Easy peasy, done.

My only tip – don’t use a vintage plate, especially if it has crazing.  Vintage plates tend to be more porous and will make it difficult to remove the marker.  Any type of porous plate will not work – it must be a sealed finish.  If you are unsure, you might want to test it first on the back.

If you have any marker left behind, a little spray cleaner or a magic eraser will clean it right up.


And it you don’t have a windowsill deep enough, or if you want to put it in another room, this works just as well with a plate hung on a wall.  I think I might try that next.

Wishing you a great day and thanks for reading.

Oh, and by the way…



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  1. Well I like this idea. I just got dry eraser,s for a project at christmas this will work i also picked up colored ones.Things going on in my head now..A big plate when you have guest as a menu board. Thanks again Have a Blessed day.

  2. How Clever!! I love the idea. Everyone seems to have a chalkboard but in our small home there isn’t any room. My counters are full and I don’t have a lot of wall space — this idea is perfect. I can even write the recipe of the day. LOVE IT!!

  3. I love this! Simple and fun! I am hanging a grouping of vintage plates with fruit designs in our entryway and I am shy just one to make the grouping look even. I think your plate message board is exactly what I need…a fun little twist that will make it more interesting. Thank you and be blessed! :-)

  4. Lisa~A Cottage To Me says:

    Never thought of this, Great idea!

  5. Adorable….I Love it!

  6. Sandy from Ca. says:

    love this idea and will try it and pass it on too :)

  7. Emilou says:

    Good Morning Laura, this is a wonderful idea. I didn’t know that white board markers would work on a place surface. Thanks so so much for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

  8. What a cute idea..and so simple..

  9. What a wonderful idea! I have room for this for cute note, etc. but a larger chalkboard…no

  10. I love this idea, Laura! Thanks for sharing it.

  11. Ann Collver says:

    I have too many allergies to have a chalkboard with the dust from the chalk so I really like this idea. Glad you told us it was a dry eraser pen. Love your posts. Thanks for an idea I cN do soon.

  12. MaryAnn says:

    Hey, I really like this idea. This will be a great idea for when we get home. Simple, yet can be so meaningful with the endless types of meaningful and appropriate messages that can be communicated. Great to enhance and improve any relationship or just to start the day off with a positive message. You are so clever.
    Your biggest fan, Mom

  13. This is definitely a decorating idea that is trending right now, but yours is my favorite. Do you leave something next to it like an eraser or cloth to clean it off for the next message?

  14. Sherri S. says:

    I like this idea. Perfect for any room. I really like tne idea of sharing a Bible verse!
    Thanks for sharing! I am pretty new to your blog. I love it :)

    Hope you have a blessed weekend!


  15. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing! :-) I’m pinning it to remember to try later!

  16. I just LOVE this – how perfect!!!
    And something that would work great in my black and white kitchen :)
    Thanks so much for sharing – off to pin!

  17. Such an adorable idea!! I am so going to use this at our farm house – the cute version of a chalk board wall! x

  18. This is precious and beautiful!

  19. I have a new project for my kitchen. I love the chalkboard plates, but their is a constant problem with what chalk to use. I never thought about using a marker on a smooth plate. Sharing on Pinterest.

  20. WOOOW! I’m so in love with this idea – super cool!

  21. this is just absolutely adorable!!! thank you for sharing – i need this NOW. :) especially loved the “i’m sorry” message… sometimes it needs to be said. you’ve got a new follower from angela at dancingwithmyfather.net!

  22. Love this idea of putting a plate up for messages!

  23. Love this idea! I am forever leaving a sticky note on the counter. Problem solved :)

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