I am sure like me you have seen lots of menu boards out there. I created this one.
I didn't like the ones that were just one week, because I only shop every two weeks usually. And I didn't like the ones that were monthly, because I thought if I planned that far in advance I won't stick to it by the end of the month. So I created this board where I can plan out two weeks worth of meals. Or you could also do a main dish on one side, and side dish on the other and just plan one week.
I started out by cutting 1/4 MDF to 1' x 2'.
Then I laid everything out on it to see how it fit.
I cut it at 1' x 2' because then it perfectly fit two pieces of scrapbook paper.
I wanted to put them on one at a time so i just took a pencil and drew a line across the middle then brushed mod podge on to the line.
I wanted my clothes pins to look rustic to match my board so I stained them. I started out by taking them apart, but after the first or second I decided I could stain them just fine without messing around with taking them apart. I used Minwax Wood Stain, Early American .
I was going to use an old dressing packet box or something like that to keep my menu items in, but I didn't have one the right size. Then I found this in my craft cabinet.
I just dumped the snow flakes into a zip lock and cut of the Christmas stuff so it was just a clear bag. Then I glued it to my board.
I couldn't find a notepad that was horizontal. I just made my own in Microsoft word. I wanted a notepad that I could take off of the menu board. I just used a binder clip then put a screw in the board for it to hang on.
I always want to know what other people have for their Menu Items. Here are a few of mine:
Out to Eat
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